Goodreads: This is social media just for books! So I may write a separate post about this.
(Click on the link to go to BookMattic's social media pages)
to create awareness of my blog. I actually use all of those social media platforms but the one that I thoroughly enjoy using the most is Instagram, known as bookstagram for all the book bloggers out there.
Here are 5 reasons and tips why Instagram must be used for avid book readers, book bloggers and any other type of blog or business out there.
1. It has such a unique platform to post pictures using the #hashtag to create awareness of your brand.
I personally use these #hashtags a lot (but not just limited to these. I also find it useful to tag the title of the book and the author):
2. There's no other way to take a photo but the creative way.
I have to be honest, I am not the most creative person when it comes to photography and every time I want to post something on IG it takes me two days to think of an idea of how I want to take the shot. In the end I usually end up taking a shot of me holding the book out in an open field or just on my wooden desk, but I'll get more creative as time goes on and I get better at photography and generating my ideas for super shots.
Show support and follow these awesome Bookstagrammers by clicking on the links for each of them!
I love looking at Sasa's profile because she's got a nice selection of YA novels and arranges them in a unique way with relaxing props.
Ade has quite the selection of books as well and I mainly featured her on this blog post because she has Star Wars books! Awesome Ade, keep up the good work.
Karina was one of the first Bookstagrammers that I followed when I first opened my BookMattic IG account. Unfortunately we haven't had too many conversations I think because she's got so many followers but I hope to have a nice conversation with her someday. Anyway she's got a nice layout for her photos and a color coded bookshelf! Now that's awesome!
So the best way to get better at getting ideas for photos so far that I've thought of is look at those who have been doing it for a while and adapt (not steal) some of their ideas for your own photos.