Instagram : Views and Reviews ?

Recently joined ‪#Instagram‬ . After a few months I have realised the following

a) Instagram is less about photography and more about Instagramming .

b) There are handles which have accumulated followers by posting images from other users . Many of them have no immediate concern on quality of content ,but rather a liking for adding followers to get sponsorship queries .

Street in Bangalore,India

c) People are repeating the same content and mostly its landscape ,pretty pictures that does the job . Sunsets, Sunrises, Mountains , Rivers etc work.

A floating vegetable market in Srinagar

d) Many times handles just use the images without even checking for rights and all.

e) If you already have a social network through facebook ,it would help to add followers .

f) If you started early on Instagram, chances of you having followers in initial stages would be more than if you start now .

Old and New. People view Drone for the first time at ghat of Vrindavan.

These are just observations . I do wish I had joined the platform earlier. Through Instagram ,I do have been able to connect with some very interesting folks far and wide similar interest or passion . It is a discovery platform and hashtags help ( there’s a debate on should one have many hashtags on their post or not ? — I am pro hashtags since its all about discoverability and makes one no less to have them on one’s post)

In case one is curious ,my handle could be seen at

https://www.instagram.com/dispatches.by.siddharth/

What’s your take ?