In actual fact, it has been that many years for me. Just a few months ago, I was given the opportunity to start talking to my readers about the world’s leading social media platform, Instagram. Interestingly enough, I myself was not yet a subscriber. It is not that I disliked the platform, far from it. More likely, I had my own fair share of ignorance to bear. Ever since I began promoting my wares online, I had been on Facebook. It was introduced to me by none other than my talented brother, doing rather well for himself as a freelance graphic designer and online movie producer.
This story, so far so told, is all very true. Anyway, I only recently heard from him that he merely utilized Facebook for personal reasons, and seeing as though most of his family, friends and acquaintances were using the platform. You see, some years ago, this would have been before Instagram was launched, he became rather ill. To put it bluntly, it was life and death for him. But he slowly but surely was able to make his recovery from his hospital bed. And with nothing better to do than watch cable TV, he decided to use FB just to let everyone know how he was doing.
I, of course, did the old fashioned thing. I noted the visiting hours and paid him his visits. I also remember fondly finishing an exam in which questions on none other than social media practices were asked and then popping by his house to see how he was doing. It was within walking distance from the campus. And after receiving my cup of green tea, he proudly proceeded to show me his war wounds. I, on the other hand, was rather squeamish. In recent times, during our last productive conversation, I informed him that I was researching the matter of more followers for Instagram productive purposes.
I need not have asked. It was to be expected. This boy was already using the Instagram platform to showcase his work. He has his followers, to be sure. I, on the other hand, have none, for the simple reason that I have yet to register an account. But I will, really, I always say to myself, quite soon. Perhaps my best excuse to you is that I am inundated with project work at the moment. I’m also still phasing out old WordPress and YouTube platforms. In its place will be a new series which will, indeed, tie up with Instagram.
I have big plans going forward. And during the months of reading and researching how the platform works and what it has achieved for so many subscribers thus far, I have no doubt that it is only a matter of time. It is only a matter of time before I will be talking to you via one of my regular Instagram posts. But I had better make a move. Time waits for no-one on social media.