I thought it was time to try something new. I’ve been making video casts for years and they’ve taken different forms. Some of them were me just talking to camera, but over time I got more and more technical. I’ve had full on tutorials, short tutorials, videos with lots of me and videos with no me.
Today I’m launching a new series and going back to the start. The production values may be better but essentially I’ve gone back to basics. Here’s me, talking for a minute on something that is happening now.
I’ll be creating the videos on the day I share them so sometimes they will be polished, other times they will be off the cuff.
Episode 1 – Instagram Scheduling
It was hard to pick a topic for today. Should I talk about Blab? The Facebook dislike button? Instead, I decided to share my thoughts on Instagram Scheduling.
Yesterday I read an article that showed that Instagram is testing a feature that will suggest photos you took today for sharing. This makes sense. Instagram has always been an ‘In the moment’ network. People sharing snippets from their day as they happen. As businesses get involved this is getting lost.
As business owners, we want to schedule. Here are my thoughts. I’d love to hear yours.
How To Schedule On Instagram
Instagram doesn’t allow posting via a third party tool. All the current legitimate scheduling tools work via push notification, a reminder to post as such.
Here’s a couple of tools that can assist. I can’t vouch for either as scheduling isn’t part of our Instagram strategey at the moment. You can follow me on We Teach Social to see what I do get up to there.
If you really want to try it here’s some apps:
Hootsuite. This is a full social media dashboard that allows Instagram integration.
Latergramme. Just for Instagram scheduling.
Do you agree with my take on Instagram scheduling? Is there anything you’d like me to cover in future episodes? Leave me a comment below.