What are Instagram PODS?
Why the Dolphins you ask….
Who doesn’t want Dolphins in their feed? I reply!
Dolphins, Narwhals (the unicorn of the sea), Killer Whales and now fabric and fiber artists are all hanging out in family groups called pods. Unlike the damper mammals we crafters keep our pods to Instagram rather than the briny ocean.
I have recently begun curating a series of Instagram Pods for my fellow crafters. Anyone with an Instagram account is always, or at least should always, be looking for more interaction, organic comments and likes.
Not the naff robot generated ones but those from real, living human beings.
An excellent way to achieve this is for a group of like minded folk to gather together in a group or ‘pod’ on Instagram to support each other. Showing love, a thoughtful comment or two, gaining inspiration and meeting new friends is a wonderful by product of the pod culture.
If you want to join in with any of the PODS I curate please drop me a message on Facebook or Instagram, I’m @afieryphoenix on Instagram, along with your Instagram ID and which crafts you are interested in:
I can then add you to the pod which is most suitable for your interests.
You can then introduce yourself to your fellow podders and check out their feeds.
Only one simple rule to follow, when you post let the others in your pod know with a comment “Posted”, then when others post you can check out the image and comment/like as you see fit, within 24hrs. Remind yourself and show others you have done this using the little heart icon so you don’t loose track of where you are.
Some Tips for Successful Comments
- Tag someone in the comment, it makes for a friendly personal touch
- Use more than 4 words to be recognised by the Instagram routines to boost visibility for your pod mates
- Make sure you are posting something relevant to the original post, a tailored comment is always lovely to receive
- Please avoid stock phrases such as “Love it!, “Want one” or “Pretty”
The most important thing to remember when creating or joining a pod is that you should go into the experience for the right reasons.
Please don’t just join a pod to see your comment number increase. This is short-sighted and eventually will leave you feeling unfulfilled.
Remember that engagement groups like pods offer a unique opportunity to connect with others, build community, and cheer on other creative entrepreneurs in your daily life. Enter into your pod with a desire to invest in others and strive to always be the most supportive member of your group.