I like using various social media sites for my photos. Why? A few reasons. I have different followers on each network, so it gets the photos out to more people. Each social network has different advantages and people use them in different ways. All of these provide more ways for people to find my blog, my ebooks, the online courses I teach, and other work. Also, it’s fun!
Here’s my flow:
- I take photos with my iPhone (they get backed up automatically to iCloud and Dropbox).
- I lay around on the couch or in bed and look through photos on my iPhone, upload some of them to Instagram (with interesting filters). This is relaxing and fun.
- A script I turned on in IFFT automatically copies all my Instagram photos into Flickr.
- Now I’m on my MacBook Air instead of my iPhone. Using Flick’s “share” button, I pick the ones I like best and share them to a board I made on Pinterest.
- When I’m getting ready to use the photos in a blog post, I open Statigram (my favorite Instagram web viewer) and drag the photos I want to use to my desktop.
- In WordPress, I use the “Media/Add New” button to upload each photo, add titles, captions, and alt tags.
- From there it’s easy to insert photos into a blog post.
- Of course, sometimes I want the full photo (not the square, filtered Instagram photo), so I use a really great app on my iPhone and MacBook Air called Photo Transfer. When you open the app on your Mac and iPhone, they find each other and you can select a batch of photos to transfer from the phone to the Mac (you need to be on the same wifi network). That way, the full-size, original photos copy over and I can upload those to WordPress. Photo Transfer is also available for Android and Windows.
Here’s where you can find and follow me on each social network. My user name is “nic221” on each.
More info about each tool mentioned:
- Review of Photo Transfer app (I really like this app!)
- What is IFFT?
- IFFT recipe for uploading Instagram photos to Flickr
- What’s Instagram and why is it so popular?
- Statigram brings analytics and statistics to Instagram
- The Ultimate list of Pinterest tips
- Flickr users discussing why it isn’t dead yet