Last month we announced that Heritage Makers is now on Instagram and we are excited to use this platform to connect with you even more! Follow our account for news about our latest products, motivational quotes, project inspiration, and a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Heritage Makers.
We will follow the Instagram accounts of companies that are inspirational and convey the same messages about creativity and preserving memories that we know are so important. We are also following some of the fabulous artists we collaborate with whose art you have come to know and love in Studio.
Don’t have an Instagram account yet? No worries! If you want to start one it’s very simple. Instagram is a fun and creative way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. It is designed to be used on mobile phones, but you can also access your account from a computer. Snap a photo with your phone, share it, and people who follow you can like and comment on it. With a post you can add any hashtag you want, such as #creativity, #diy, #heritagemakers, etc. All hashtags will appear blue (when viewed on a phone) and you can easily tap one that catches your eye to see all of the most recent posts on Instagram using that same hashtag. For example, during our photo contests you can search for that contest’s specific hashtag to see all of the entries that have been posted so far. The photo below shows what the hashtags will look like once you post your photo.
Below you can see what the page will look like when you search for a specific hashtag. At the top it shows that I searched #heritagemakers to see the most recent photos with that hashtag. Simply tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen to search for hashtags or people you want to follow.
Next month we will hold our first Instagram photo contest and we can’t wait to see the fun and creative ideas that will come from all of you! Each photo contest will have a theme for you to base your photos on and a corresponding hashtag to help organize the entries. Check back on Instagram, Facebook, or here on our blog the first week of March for all the details. We will randomly select one person each week during the month to win 20 publishing points and there will be no limit on how many entries you can submit, so share away!
If your profile is set to private we will not be able to see the photos you post, even if they have the contest hashtag. To participate you can switch your profile to public or you will need to share your photos directly to the Heritage Makers account. To do this, select your photo to post as you normally would, but when you see the share options, instead of sharing to your followers, tap “direct”, and then you will be able to select our account and send the picture directly to us. The photo below shows what this screen will look like. Posts sent with Instagram Direct can’t be shared through Instagram to other sites like Facebook or Twitter.
Would you like to see your photos featured on the Heritage Makers account? Post photos that show how Heritage Makers is part of your life with #HMshare and you might see your photo reposted on the HM account to help inspire others! Click here to start following us now.