Friday, 29 June 2018

Book Blogger Hop: Do you have an Instagram account? If so, do you only follow book folks?


About The Meme
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, it was relaunched by The Coffee Addicted Writer on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. 
There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 


Do you have an Instagram account? 
If so, do you only follow book folks?


Yes, I have an Instagram account.
I set it up with the intention of creating a 'bookstagram' to compliment my book blog but it didn't work out that way. 

I love taking pictures but I'm not the type who will spend hours playing with my bookshelves to make them look pretty (honestly, they're a bit of a dusty disgrace!) or the type to collect bookish memorabilia that could be used to make beautiful pictures... In the end, I just decided not to even try.
I do share bookish things on my Instagram but it's not the sole focus of my Instagram. 
I like to post lots of cat pictures.
I also post random pictures of places and things I find interesting.

As for who I follow, I follow authors I like, bloggers I like, people I find interesting and bookstagrammers who post all the pretty book spreads. 

Ultimately, I'm just not a big fan of Instagram. 
I'm a simple creature and I haven't spent anywhere near enough time working out how it works and how to get the best out of it.

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To view the linky list of this weeks Hop participants, please visit The Coffee Addicted Writer.


18 comments:

  1. Oh I'm terrible at all the pretty book pictures too! I do love a good cat photo! I like Instagram in batches. I go for stretches where I check in everyday and then I completely forget it exists!

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    1. There are worse things, right? :)

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  2. I have an instagram account that my daughter made for me. But since I don't have a cell phone, the only thing I can do on it is follow people. lol

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    1. No phone? This sounds blissful... But also, it doesn't compute in my brain, lol.

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  3. I like instagram but I follow mostly animal rescue groups (with tons of cute kitten pics! lol) and animals with a few bookish people. I like variety.

    As for myself, I post whatever. For my book pics, if it takes more than 5 minutes, I don't bother lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I like your instagram Karen! Your ginger mog is gorgeous as are the shelties. :)

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  4. I do my best to coordinate my Instagram with things on my blog.

    At times there are more things on my Instagram than my blog.

    ENJOY your weekend.

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  5. I'm a sucker for the instagram platform, but I love taking photos :) My account is all over the place though :)

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    1. I love the taking photos aspect, I just suck at sharing them, lol.

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  6. One day I will get better at the social media aspect of things. I'm terrible at it. LOL I do say that cat pics are what the internet is made of, right?

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    1. They make the world a better place :)

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  7. Great answer! Sometimes I'm not able to post every day on Instagram, but I try the best I can.

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. It's been weeks since I posted... I feel shame, lol.

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  8. Fun meme. I have an Instagram account also, but mine is random. There's a mix of everything on there. I love taking pictures also so it's one of my fav social media platforms. Plus like you mention, following favorite authors is fun.
    Enjoy your week!

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    1. I love taking photos too. Instagram really should be my thing but I just forget to use it, lol.

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  9. I feel like a lot of bookstagram photos kind of look similar, so I really like the unique ones. I try and do something a bit different when I post bookstagram photo, but they aren't all that exciting. LOL It's fun for me though. I use instagram for pretty much everything though - and I follow all sorts of people!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. I don't have an Instagram account but I'm considering if I should. If ever I decide to set it up I think it will strictly about books and will only follow book folks.

    I just went and visted your IG feed and I am screaming with all that cute kitty pics!!! :)

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