Online community: When Social Engagement Goes Too Far

Online community: When Social Engagement Goes Too Far

I’ve been enjoying posting more frequently on Instagram. As mentioned way back, the challenge for me is the desire to respond to every comment. The reality is, I cannot, without taking time away from something else in my life. It’s unsustainable. Some IGers have chosen to leave the community completely and I completely understand their […]

Use IFTTT for Instagram and Social Media Automation

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Social Media | 6 Comments
Use IFTTT for Instagram and Social Media Automation

A fellow Instagram user asked me why my Twitter posts from Instagram looked different. That is, my Instagram photo was viewable in the tweet itself. In December 2012, Instagram turned off Twitter Cards Integration, the ability to view Instagram photos directly in tweets. The Instagram (IG) app can be configured to share to multiple social […]

Creativity Beyond The Instagram Square

Creativity Beyond The Instagram Square

The @16x9fordays ‘project’ has been an eye opener. Over 2400 tagged shots in 6 days says something. Greater than the interest in the aspect ratio itself though, it says that creativity cannot/should not be limiting. In the context of Instagram, Robb Thompson @beardofbeez says it well, in response to my post Love Lost and Found: […]

Love Lost and Found

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in Instagram stories, journey, storytelling | 7 Comments
Love Lost and Found

I had a tough time embracing Facebook and Twitter as my go-to social channels for storytelling. Crafting compelling 140 character blurbs on Twitter continues to be a stretch. I still find Facebook a challenging place to engage my audience with meaningful content. My previous role as creative director gave me access to great DSLR gear, […]

channels

channels

I’ve spent the last 11 years storytelling across multiple channels. I’ve shot hundreds of hours of video footage, thousands of photos and designed many marketing pieces. Some of those stories went straight to DVD, some to print and others to websites. The recurring theme here is that the reach of those stories was limited. A […]

The Power of Story

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in mobile photography, storytelling | 4 Comments
The Power of Story

I love a good story, I believe we all do. I also believe everyone has a great story to tell. The problem is, everyone’s too busy to tell or listen to them. We live in a world of 140 character information fragments. Whether you’re a corporation, non-profit or individual, you have a story to tell. […]