Social Media Trends for 2017

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Social Media Trends for 2017

Hi friends! Happy 2017! (I realise it's two weeks into the new year already). It is going to be a big year for all of us, I can feel it!

In the past year, things have changed quite drastically in the social media space: Instagram practically cloning & absorbing Snapchat's core features, the rise of the daily vloggers, the spread of live broadcasts. All these trends are set to influence the social media landscape in 2017.

My friends over at Motionsickness.co.nz have written up a pretty solid blog post listing all their trend predictions for 2017. It's definitely worth a read! Check it out in the link below:

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Visual Inspirations: Episode 022

Hi friends! Visual Inspirations episode 022 has arrived!

The Visual Inspiration series is my continued effort to look outwards for external sources of visual inspiration to help expand and focus my own visual aesthetic. I believe it is just as important to be a consumer of art / creativity as it is to create work of your own. Art is made to be shared.

By doing so, and doing so often, it helps you to better figure out what aesthetics you like & don't like. It also hugely helps with creative blocks and stagnation.

The type of visuals you'll find in this series is largely varied from a lot of different sources.

*The photos in this series are not mine (that is the whole purpose of this series).

The full gallery is waiting for you after the jump: 

 

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Video: Denali - Man's best friend

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Video: Denali - Man's best friend

Hi friends! Here's a video I came across a while ago but have forgotten to share it on my blog. Probably one of the better short films on Vimeo. If you own or have ever owned a dog, this will definitely hit you in the feels.

Definitely worth a watch! The story telling and cinematography in this are top notch too!

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Instagram Max Hashtags: How to post up to 60

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30 hashtag maximum

Hashtags on Instagram help you get your photos out into the world. You may not like them, but they are definitely necessary if you want your content to reach a wider audience.

Current max is 30 hashtags per photo / video on Instagram (January 2017)

If you try to add any more, your comment will not upload and there will be a red exclamation mark noting an error. 

HoW TO ADD UP TO 60 HASHTAGS

Currently, there is a work around that allows you to add more than the maximum of 30 tags. If you do it correctly you can add up to 60 hashtags per photo / video. It involves posting 30 hashtags to your comments section, and another 30 to your original caption.

 Follow the instructions below carefully:

  1. Post your photo / video. Make sure there are zero hashtags in the original caption.
  2. Immediately copy & paste 30 hashtags into a comment of your photo / video
  3. Edit your photo's original caption.
  4. From here, you can add up to 30 additional hashtags to your photo's original caption(bringing your total up to 60).

*Please note: you must follow these steps in their exact order for it to work.

It should look like the photo below:

ADVICE / OPINION

- Too many hashtags can be messy and annoying. If you are going to use the full 60 hashtags make sure you hide the hashtags and space them out properly (like photo above). Read more about how to hide hashtags & format them here.

- Hashtags are only effective if you add them as soon as you post your photo video. Read more about this here.

- Not sure which hashtags are the best for you? Read more about the best hashtags to use here.

Using more than the maximum amount of hashtags is totally up to you. I find that it especially helps me find new likes & followers when my photo hits top posts.

 

You can find me on Instagram @itchban

If you found this article useful, please drop a 🤙🏼 comment on my latest Instagram post!

 

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YouTube Collaboration Video! La Belle Musique

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YouTube Collaboration Video! La Belle Musique

Hi friends! I was recently contacted by huge YouTube music channel La Belle Musique because they saw my Sydney to Melbourne road trip video on Vimeo and wanted to collaborate. It was the perfect opportunity as I already have all the footage lying around and would love to share it with their 1.5 million subscribers.

They sent me the song Kidswaste ft. Chelsea Cutler - More Colours to cut my video to and here is the result. Pretty chill song so definitely worth a listen.

There are plenty of unseen extra footage from the trip in this video as it is almost twice as long as the original. Let me know what you think.

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