Hello there =)
Think about your favorite social media site. Go ahead, I’ll even let you pick two.
[insert Jeopardy music]
Pinterest and Instagram? Was I right? If I wasn’t spot on I know I had to be pretty close. How did I know?
People prefer images to text. Images quickly convey a message. They create and encourage emotion. They help connect readers, followers and even friends to you at a deeper, more emotional level.
So with that said, why are you still using the ‘Share on Twitter’ button when you post on Instagram?
The Tale of Two Images
Let’s look at a recent Instagram Fortune Cookie Friday picture I shared where I used the ‘Share on Twitter’ button.
How often have you seen the image on the right? The tweet with a link to Instagram? Have you ever clicked it? I’ll be honest, I haven’t and probably never will.
What if your Twitter followers don’t have or want to have Instagram? They are missing your pictures! We need to fix this STAT!
Don’t worry, there’s a Recipe for that!
Isn’t that better? That’s awesome Sarah! But how did you do that? Simple my dear =)
Have you ever noticed the #hi on some of my Instagram posts? That hashtag paired with a Recipe in my IFTTT account posts my Instagram images to Twitter as a native Twitter pic. IE, as if I posted the picture on Twitter directly.
By using #hi, my Twitter followers get my full Instagram image without having to leave Twitter & the 1st 140 characters of my Instagram post (less the #hi). Pretty spiffy don’t you think?
Do you have an IFTTT account?
Add this recipe to your list!
Want another fun one? My non-Instagram Facebook friends don’t have to miss out on my Friday cookie papers. I have a Recipe for that too!
Any image tagged #fortunecookiefriday on Instagram pops into a photo album of my choosing on my Sarah Celebrates Facebook page. No double posting for me!