And that’s what I said down at the coffee shop where I seem to spend a great deal of my time. Apart from the fact that it’s a great venue to network in, it’s also a good space for me to get down to some quiet, quality, my time. This is where I get to do my best planning and prepping work. I generally have to go at first light. I’ll catch the early tram and there’s a nice hum to the morning because the city streets are still fairly quiet. And by the time I’m at my table, all I get is a little quiet noise to help ease me into my inspirational thoughts for the day ahead.
I’m lucky. I work from home. But I can also take my laptop cum tablet with me to the city. That way if I’ve thought of something immediate to post on about, I can do it straight away so I don’t forget. Oh, and I also need to have my smart mobile with me. Because you never know. You never know when you’re going to spot something visual that would make a really handy presentation on my Instagram account. I always find that this level of spontaneity in the creative work that I do will help get followers on Instagram to reach out collectively for their ‘like’ buttons.
But there are those days where I simply do not get it right. That’s because I get lazy sometimes. I put this down to feeling pretty tired from the night before. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like that at all. I like a party just as much as the next person. It’s just that I’m still working while you’re in bed or still vegetating in front of the TV. Not because I have to, because I can. I really love what I do. Also, it’s a good time to be networking on Instagram.
The thing is, I’m quite considerate of my audience. Many of them have become my followers. I work across international time zones. So, I’ve got to catch their attention at a convenient time of the day. This means late at night for me, and winding down time for them. So, morning work, spent doing some research and drafting work, goes by while my followers are still sleeping. And by noon or lunchtime, I’m ready to blast them away with my first post of the day. They’re real livewires by that time.
Okay, so I’ve made some good points on how I roll on Instagram, but I did get slightly off the point. I was talking about laziness and missed opportunities. You see, laziness makes you even more tired. So, what happens to me is this, I bypass the city’s green lung, thinking it’s too far to walk. But in so doing, I miss out on great photo ops, very vivid colors which would be perfectly attractive for my Instagram crowd.