Friday, June 29, 2018

[Book Blogger Hop] My Instagram Account Dilemma


Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a "hop". The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another.

For this week's question, Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews asks:

Do you have an Instagram account? If so, do you only follow book folks?

My answer:

Yes, I have an Instagram account. Two actually, but neither account is simply a bookstagram account; one is my general account, and another is my photography account. I follow all kinds of accounts using my main Instagram account, and for my photography one, I follow other photographers and my clients.

This question is so interesting because I have actually been debating creating a separate one just for my book blog for a few months now... I keep going back to thinking that I'd really rather not have a bunch of different accounts. But who knows, maybe I will create a book account one day!


Thanks for reading!
What do you think? Would you prefer following a bookish Instagram account over a personal one that posts a bit of everything, or do you enjoy getting to know the blogger on a more personal level? 
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36 comments:

  1. I haven't bit off that piece of social media yet but I'm thinking about it :)

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    1. :-D Keep me posted! I'd love to follow you if you dive in!

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  2. I follow a couple bookish accounts on Instagram, one that is only books and one that adds in the personal aspects at times too. I prefer the one that adds in the personal posts because I am basically fascinated with other people's lives - what they do for fun, are they in school or working, the road trip they're taking. It's nice to know there is a real person behind the posts!

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  3. I intended to do the whole books + instagram thing but it didn't work out that way...

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  4. I have two, too. My personal one and my public bookstagram account. I just created an FB page and also have twitter and my blog, I often can't keep up with all of them. I need to get a better system in place to know what works for each platform instead of just winging it.

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    1. Yeah, getting a system down is so helpful! I pretty much stick to Twitter and Instagram for bookish related things. I'll post on FB, Google+, and Pinterest, but I don't engage on those platforms very much.

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  5. Honestly I think I prefer the accounts that are a mix of both personal and books. It's changes things up a bit. I'm not sure I could handle having multiple accounts but I'm also a bit on the lazy side!

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    1. :-D ha! Same here. It's hard enough taking care of my accounts on the platforms I already do have.

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  6. I couldn’t handle more than one account personally but I’d happily follow a strictly bookish account...but I do like getting glimpses into my bookish friends lives too so....

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  7. I have two as well! My private, personal Instagram and my public bookstagram. As far as my blogging/book account, I try to only follow other bookish accounts, although a personal post here and there is totally fine with me :)

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  8. I've got only one IG account and it's a real mix of bookstagram and other random stuff really. I might admit that there's a fair mix of accounts that I follow; animals, books, historians and bucketloads more. :-P

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    1. Same here! I follow so many different accounts!

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  9. I follow both of your accounts and I thought your general account was your books account haha! Guess not? Maybe? All I know is pics of you and your fiancé are so cute! <3
    My BBH

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  10. I only have one account and combine both family and books in the one. :)

    Hope you have a good weekend.

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    1. :-D I hope you have a good weekend as well!

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  11. Since my blog is a mix of personal, blog related, and bookish, I like to follow people who have a mix of things. I mean, just books is fine too but it's nice to really get to know the blogger. Plus, for me, it would be annoying to have more than one to handle so I'm keeping it all together. haha

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  12. My brother asked me why I don't have a personal (Lonna) IG account, and my reply was, "Do I need one?" Haha Having two, one for calligraphy and one for books, is way too many work. I keep wanting to merge them.

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  13. Great answer! I mostly have a book account in instagram.

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  14. My Instagram is more personal but also bookish - I generally DON'T put much about myself online even if I appear to give a lot of info. 🤷

    I've had to change my handle though... All of my handles before college were my gaming handles and I had to change it so people could connect my blog pen name with my real name. 😅

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  15. I have two seperate instagram and try to keep them seperate but sometimes my personal ends up being on my book one. lol

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  16. I have a seperate account where I only share book stauff:) I follow a bunch of other readers and bookstagram accounts and I prefer to have a seperate account for that obsession :)

    https://latteandabook.blogspot.se

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  17. I don't even have a personal Instagram account. *runs to th mountains where I belong"

    But if I have to set-up an account, I think I will only have book photos and will only follow book people. :)

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    1. haha! Some platforms just aren't for everyone! :)

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