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Instagram: How to Send a DM

Instagram: How to Send a DM

In this blog I’ve covered different types of social media platforms, what different kinds of interactions mean, and what kind of messages won’t get you replies. In this post I’m going to outline what a DM (direct message) is and how you can actually send […]

Instagram: Getting a Cease and Desist Order

Instagram: Getting a Cease and Desist Order

24,522 Followers Things that make my list of “unpleasant but necessary things to deal with” include: taxes, insurance of all kinds, making doctor appointments, and anything involving legal action. Which is why when I got an Instagram message from an account telling they had a […]

Instagram: Unexpected Collaborations Vol 1 – That Time I Went to a Martial Arts Studio for Social Media

Instagram: Unexpected Collaborations Vol 1 – That Time I Went to a Martial Arts Studio for Social Media

23,833 Followers Would I, unprompted, ever go to a kickboxing gym? Probably not. Would I do it for Instagram? Absolutely The Approach I received a message from a mixed martial arts studio in Dallas offering free classes to influencers. I thought this was an interesting […]

Instagram: Milestone – The first post to get over 5,000 likes

Instagram: Milestone – The first post to get over 5,000 likes

22,300 Followers As with all of my posts that seem to be popular: I didn’t expect this one to be such a hit. It was just another morning before work as I frantically tried to think of a question that I hadn’t already asked before […]

Instagram x #Developer: Automating Data Collection with Python

Instagram x #Developer: Automating Data Collection with Python

22,259 Followers In April of this year Instagram changed its API rates, meaning that a plethora of third-party apps reliant on retrieving that data went out of business and effectively shut down In English: A couple of months ago Instagram decided that third-party websites that […]

Instagram: Milestone – Getting Recognized in Real Life

Instagram: Milestone – Getting Recognized in Real Life

22,069 Followers I went shopping on a Saturday morning hunting for a summer party dress. Going to the mall is something I consider a necessary evil because there are some things that shouldn’t be bought online without trying them on first. That being said: my […]

Instagram: Fighting Creative Fatigue

Instagram: Fighting Creative Fatigue

21,151 Followers A requirement for being a content-creator is actually creating said content. Youtubers make videos, bloggers write posts, Facebook admins hunt for memes, and Instagrammers create visual images. You guys, creating content on a regular basis is absurdly difficult I know what you’re thinking: […]

Instagram x #Developer: Speaking in Real Life

Instagram x #Developer: Speaking in Real Life

16,264 Followers Up until a couple of months ago, being asked to speak at an event is something that I only expected to happen within the context of organizations I was already a member of in real-life: scholarship events, internal company presentations, usually by people […]

Instagram: A DIY Guide to Handling Impersonators

Instagram: A DIY Guide to Handling Impersonators

16,000 Followers They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, but when it comes to your online identity sometimes imitation is less flattery and closer to identity theft. You can imagine my surprise when I found myself in precisely that situation. Why does […]

Instagram: My first post to get over 1000 likes in less than 12 hours

Instagram: My first post to get over 1000 likes in less than 12 hours

14,852 Followers It was a Friday night and when I opened the door to my apartment there was Matt watching a documentary about Jim Carrey on his laptop (we don’t live together, but we live ~1 minute away from each other). After we finished eating […]