I’ve mentioned on this blog before how much I enjoy photos, especially doggy and gorgeous landscape shots and that I love working on graphics, particularly in relation to the books I’m reviewing. Many times a neat book cover will grab me and I can’t wait to “play” with it. (HOPE that is okay!!)
To that end, I discovered Instagram, and behind that, Bookstagram. Yeah, I know. Millions of people discovered it long before now and let’s face it, a free account is not going to get the glitz and glamour of a business account, but it has provided more fun than a new canvas and oils–until now.
Sprint socked it to us again and we finally gave up. Can’t afford them anymore and went hunting for an inexpensive (read: cheap) cell phone carrier. There are several who advertise “senior specials.” Uh huh…Trying to change cell phone carriers is almost as difficult as buying a car. Perhaps more so. With tons of cell phones out there, it boils down to…hmm…anything that doesn’t require half the social security check. We went to see about Consumer Cellular and learned for the first time about locked and unlocked cell phones. My old cell phone (emphasis on old) was a Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android). Easy, intuitive, and fairly fast, the only downside being the camera. Not the best. But it’s a great phone! And I could use the Later app to schedule my Instagram/Bookstagrams. But even unlocked, my trusty Galaxy could not be interfaced with the new carrier (T-Mobile).
Now I have a “basic” phone (read: really cheap). An LG K30, it’s still an Android. Ever heard of this thing? It doesn’t like Instagram (it freezes) and absolutely refuses to open Later. I’ve scoured the internet for any information on it as granted I hate switching phones; it takes me forever to learn to use a new device and thought it might be my fault.
I can still view some of my favorite blogger/bookstagrammers, however, and love to see how so many talented artists put together gorgeous and engaging book photos. Here are just a few:
Lynne at http://www.instagram.com/fictionophile56 – https://www.instagram.com/p/BtBHJ2xHoYv/
Shalini at http://www.instagram.com/shalini_g26 – https://www.instagram.com/p/BtGmZ4BH4U8/
Lorilin at http://www.instagram.com/thebugbug – https://www.instagram.com/p/BtDnKvAnvzf/
Jessica at http://www.instagram.com/oddandbookish – https://www.instagram.com/p/BtGmvCknT4g/
Betty at http://www.instagram.com/ thegeekybibliophile – https://www.instagram.com/p/BtDnKvAnvzf/
Holly at http://www.instagram.com/ hollysdressedtoread – https://www.instagram.com/p/BtDnKvAnvzf/
Dee at http://www.instagram.com/deesradreads – https://www.instagram.com/p/BtHfayVHrK5/
http://www.instagram.com/book.inspector – https://www.instagram.com/p/BtHC_H6Hle2/
Amy at http://www.instagram.com/novelgossip – https://www.instagram.com/p/BtEDp_inPTK/
Nicole at http://www.instagram.com/thebookwormdrinketh – https://www.instagram.com/p/BsgcCuLnpK2/
Ava at http://www.instagram.com/noveldeelights
(Don’t ask me why that last copy/paste worked and the others didn’t. I’ve no clue.) Obviously, I love looking at so many fantastic, original pieces of art woven into the beauty of book covers. There must be a way to get Later to work, or failing that, is there another scheduling program for Instagram?
Any ideas or suggestions would be more than welcome! Thank you!!
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