My last post was about an Artists Helping Artists podcast I did a few weeks ago about using Instagram Stories. I hope you listened to the show because I honestly think it's the hottest thing happening in social media right now.
With Instagram Stories, you don’t have to worry about overposting. Instead, you can share as much as you want throughout the day — with as much creativity as you want. You can bring your story to life in new ways with text and drawing tools. The photos and videos will disappear in your story after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or in your feed.
Instead of the usual posting of carefully chosen single photos, Stories lets you post a bunch of photos that play like a slideshow. And as I just mentioned, at the end of the day, those photos disappear.
So why should an artist use stories? Stories is a perfect extension of instagram. It takes your audience from just seeing your Instagram feed to getting to know you. It kind of like “opening the door” to your studio. And gives you an opportunity for your audience to get to know you and your art.
Instagram Stories are intended as a space for more raw, real-time sharing. Stories go beyond the usual filter options—though those are there too—offering text, drawing, stickers, and other features for creativity.
So what are the practical ways you can use Stories to promote your art? Here are a few examples shown with how you can use Stories to enhance your Instagram post.
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