Thank you to all of you who answered my questions about Instagram a few weeks ago! I've been on Instagram for just over a month and am just starting to feel comfortable with it. Sort of.
On your advice, I'm no longer using the camera in Instagram itself, which helped a lot. I still feel very limited using my phone to take pictures, compared to what my actual camera can do. I've taken a lot of photos that I've chosen not to post to Instagram because the quality was so bad compared to what I could have gotten on my camera.
I still have a bunch of questions, but I'll limit myself to two today. First, I want to know about Instagram etiquette. Every form of social media has its own quirks about what is considered ok and what is not. For example, it is a breach of Instagram etiquette to constantly post but never comment on other people's photos? What is considered an unacceptable post frequency? (Like those people on Facebook who update their status every 15 minutes, all day long.) What kinds of things are too trite to post? I could go on and on, but you get the idea. When I start something new like this, I'm reluctant to jump fully in for fear of committing some terrible gaffes.
Second question: privacy. I make it a point not to announce vacations or other prolonged absences from the house here on the blog or on Facebook, as a public announcement to burglars that our house is empty seems unwise. Yet, that seems like exactly what Instagram does. What are your thoughts on this?
And, on a related topic, I remember hearing a long time ago concerns about Instagram geotagging every photo you take (and thus broadcasting your home address, workplace, etc to the world). I *think* this is now an opt-in rather than an opt-out, but I'm not totally sure. Is this something I should be worried about?
Thanks again for any and all advice you can give!