When You’re Not in the Gang – Dealing with Feelings of Online Exclusion

There’s a lot of buzz about community in the online world, but what about when you’re not part of the set? Whether we admit it or not, virtual groups aren’t that different from those we find in real-life society  –…

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7 Effective Instagram Tips for Authors

This post was updated in June 2020. As a keen Bookstagrammer, digital marketer for a literary festival and former book production manager, I come across author accounts all the time. Some are brilliant, but it’s become increasingly clear that many…

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Getting Featured on the Instagram Weekend Hashtag Project (#WHP)

We have been featured twice on the Instagram Weekend Hashtag Project.  The first time was in April 2018 when our photo of a book tree was published on Instagram ‘s main grid for the #whp🌲 challenge.  We gained 2K followers…

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Ten Things I’ve Learned in a Year of Instagram

To say that Instagram has changed my life isn’t an overstatement.  Joining the community has given me courage to leave my traditional job and try to live in a way that’s a lot more satisfying. When I started posting @thebookfamilyrogerson back…

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