I’ve been a little reluctant to try Instagram, but I’ve been liking it so far.
I’m super pissed off that I can’t use ToolGuyd on Instagram, and Instagram’s “help” people have been particularly unhelpful. They have a “first come first use” policy about usernames.
So for the time being, I’m going by ToolMag, because I couldn’t think of anything better.
Update: We have since retrieved the ToolGuyd name.
I’ve been using it to share random tools I’m using, and things like that. I’m not following too many people yet, but that’ll change as I spend more time on there.
You could also Follow Ben!
Here are some great Instagramers to follow:
ToolGuyd (That’s us! Yes, redundant, but hopefully drives the point home)
Electronsmith (That’s Ben, he’s got some great posts and tool review previews)
If you’ve got a tool or projected-focused account, share your name in comments!
Oh, and Ben had a good idea, that using the tag #toolsample might be a good way to differentiate tool review samples from personally owned tools. I’ll give it a try, but haven’t decided if I’ll make that a personal policy or not. I don’t really intend to make recommendations on Instagram, but it seems like it could be helpful to label a tool as a review sample.
Here are some of my posts thus far, while I get used to the platform: