From the very beginning of the social life as we know it, I did not hesitate any single second to join all the more or less successful experiements. I am currently offering content to several blogs on blogger.com, the most dear to me being Foreigner in Berlin, where I share my tasty and not only Berlin experiences.
For years, I am using Twitter on a daily basis, my travel account being by far one of the most enjoyable and successful experience, also for the opportunity to meet so many likeminded travellers in Berlin and abroad. I am also very much in love with and a long time user of Facebook, using my page as a colourful diary of my journeys. But when it comes to really photographic experiments, I regularly used in the last years Pinterest, as a visual support of my posts, especially as photographic guides of different places I am visiting. Not all my social media experiments are equally successful and I know, for instance, that I have to do much more for relaunch my YouTube channel, for instance. For the sake of the search engines, I also set up a Google page and entered the club of Bloglovin’ members.
Most of these social media presences require time for finding various and different content, interaction and SEO choices. And last but not least, my main aim in this online world is to write my travel stories and keep finding interesting destinations to cover. Did I also mention that I have also a full time job and family and friends not happy to accept that I may use the time spent together for some fast social media updates?
The fear of social media burn out – plus some technical clumsiness – kept me away from the very popular Instagram. For the first time in my life I was far beyond trends and almost ready to accept that I will just not be there. Till today when after over a week of smart phone testing and some limited market research I decided that I cannot be an outsider anymore. Plus, such an attitude does not help me short and medium-term plans that I have with my travel blogging.
Within minutes, I set up my new virtual playground: My Instagram account: https://instagram.com/ilanaontheroad/ From now on, expect a lot of impressions about cities, especially Berlin, events, food, street art, fashion, art, shopping and everything interesting that is catching my attention. Can’t wait to share and enjoy together this new side of my travel life!
See you on Instagram!