Thursday, February 23, 2012

I've written about Instagram before; it was almost a year ago, when the platform was new and you could post an image almost nobody would see. Much has happened since those days. It's become a bonafide social network, and, well, a verb.  

My buddy Ryan (Pacing the Panic Room) and I were recently asked to speak at the Blissdom Conference in Nashville about this very thing. 

Here's the description from the conference website:

Join Ryan and Jason to discuss all aspects of mobile photography, from composition and consistency to editing-on-the-fly. We’ll show you how social media can successfully bridge the gap between your formal blog posts. Because while your awesome sandwich or an “OMG check out this gorgeous dress!”-photo might not constitute a dedicated post on your site, the things you encounter on any given day are sure to be interesting to your followers.

Explore the full range of your “brand” by capturing a behind-the-scenes look at life beyond your blog. Mobile photography and social networking (using sites like TumblrFlickrFacebookTwitter and Instagram) will drive traffic to your blog and, in the process, become a separate outlet for your creativity. Share all your half-baked thoughts and stand-alone images while increasing your web-presence. Keep readers engaged and allow them to connect with you. Make mobile photography work for you.

Riveting, right? Let me know if you're attending the conference.

The last year-or-so in my life, through Instagram. Click to enlarge.

Follow, if you please: @jeffstagram, @thepanicroom, @teeejers, @sevenspoons, @timrobisonjr, @foodfaceash, @paulmichael, @nickatef, @natashagrossi, @jorydayne, @danieljosef, and @markneilbalson.

This is a REBLOG. Originally posted in January. Today I leave for Nashville!


  1. I remember you posting about it way back when no one even heard of Instagram. I love that app now!

  2. I was so jealous of everyone using Instagram way back when because I didn't have an iPhone. Now everyone seems to have one.

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