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Anyone here on it ? Everyone at work bugging me to get one, I refuse to do facespace. 
Have the stars aligned for you once you got a page?
Seriously what are the good things of the account, looking for real world...not the perspective of 20 year old girls
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  • I don’t understand it but I try 

    https://www.instagram.com/smokingdadbbq/
    Two Kamado Joe Classic III & a Kamado Joe Jr.  Large BGE, Mini BGE 
    YouTube: @smokingdadbbq 
    Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,175
    I think our Bengal has an account but I'm not on it.
    ______________________________________________
    No cooking devices other than an Easy-Bake oven with a 75 watt incandescent light bulb.
    Virus downloading.....(*beep...bleep...whirrr...whirrr*)
    Download Complete.



  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,472
    It’s a good place to post pictures of food lol. I follow other cooks, cyclists, and runners...
    I’m wood_fired_foodie...
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. A curing chamber for bacterial transformation of meats...
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,541
    I think our Bengal has an account but I'm not on it.
    She's an influencer, actually.
    NOLA
  • Facebook is for family and Instagram is for friends iw what I heard a 20 something say recently. Facebook is so littered with news, spam, etc which can make it a pain to surf. Instagram is focused on images and captions so it is much more visually friendly.
  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 1,025
    I'm on it solely to follow other culinary enthusiasts - https://www.instagram.com/barbecue_addict
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
    Egging in the Atlanta GA region
    Large BGE, CGS setup, Kick Ash Basket, Smokeware SS Cap,
    Arteflame grill grate

    http://barbecueaddict.com
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,175
    ______________________________________________
    No cooking devices other than an Easy-Bake oven with a 75 watt incandescent light bulb.
    Virus downloading.....(*beep...bleep...whirrr...whirrr*)
    Download Complete.



  • jak7028jak7028 Posts: 231
    tbutleriv said:
    Facebook is for family and Instagram is for friends iw what I heard a 20 something say recently. Facebook is so littered with news, spam, etc which can make it a pain to surf. Instagram is focused on images and captions so it is much more visually friendly.
    This is accurate.  My niece was explaining it to me and showed me the 2 pages of one of her high school friends.  The girl's facebook page was focused on family and looked fine.  Her instagram page made her pretty much look like a stripper, it was pretty sad.  I would assume the girl's parents are friends with her on Facebook, then she intentionally left off her Instagram or they don't even know she has it.  

    I don't really know of any benefit for an adult to be on Instagram for a personal account.
    Victoria, TX - 1 Large BGE and a 36" Blackstone
  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 1,037
    Today is the first time that I have been on Instagram. Either I've been too focused on my BGE journey or I'm just a wee bit older than a 20-something. (Or both)  ;)

    Coincidentally, here's an example of a woman who is making money on instagram that appeared on sfgate.com today. Whatever floats your boat, I guess.

    Large Egg, PGS A40 gasser and way too much Griswold cast iron cookware.

    Somewhere in Colorado.
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,511
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    (2) XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,676
    Instagram is my favorite social to follow on my phone. Kinda like turning the pages of a magazine but better. When I have time I can easily scroll through pretty pictures and be inspired. Here is our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dizzypigbbq/ 
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
    Instagram: @DizzyPigBBQ
  • EoinEoin Posts: 3,905
    Our 15 year old does Instagram, I think that's the target audience.
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,409
    Much like FB, Instagram is designed to be addictive.  It knows what you like, and keeps putting pics in your "feed" that it knows you will like.  So you keep swiping and looking......and thus seeing SPONSORED content.

    And even if you see something that isn't sponsored on IG, there may still be compensation going on in the background you don't know.  "Social Influencers", "Ambassadors", etc.  These are the folks that get free stuff, money, etc for hyping your brand, page, or merely just reposting your pics.  We get dozens of requests every week of people wanting to do this for us.  Apparently all the other charcoal companies will send you a free pallet or pay you if you have 5000-10000+ followers.  The thing is, once the free stuff is gone, there they are with their hand out again for more free stuff or their allegiance to you is gone......and they're now the biggest supporter of the next company they can get free stuff from.  This is all driven on follower count and number of likes that you can pull off your Insights page.

    Here's the interesting thing.......because IG doesn't get a cut of the action from these folks, they have been experimenting with getting rid of like and follower counts.  These would absolutely destroy the whole "influencer" industry, because companies looking to use you for publicity wouldn't know if you have a 100 or 100,000 followers.  That would force brands to go through sponsored promos, using their targeting.  It would put an end to all of the "Hey everybody, this is the best [whaetever]".....just because they got it for free or got paid to say that.

    We do not give out free, or discounted charcoal, nor money to ANY influencer, ambassador, comp team, etc.  So any positive feedback, customer pics and comments, etc. is 100% organic, unsolicited, and genuine.
    They’ll send you lots of free product if you’re willing to bash another company.  We’ve received free charcoal from a competitor, and they wanted an “honest” review....and to let others know how much better it is than ROCKWOOD....some of these companies are ruthless.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2 


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,413
    If you refuse to do Facebook, you might as well refuse to do IG since the former owns the latter and the ads, etc. are right from FB plus staffing is mostly FB employees anyway. Personally, I abhor social media so this site is about as far as I’ll go. If this is for a work-related thing, I can understand wanting to advertise.
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,409
    https://instagram.com/the_buckeye_bbq

    this is what little chef and I post on the most.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2 


  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    Yes.  Same handle name NPHuskerFL
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 2,215
    edited October 2019
    I've followed a few new ones here. I have 2 accounts feel free to follow neither/either/both: marksdoll and griddlemark. Most topics include cooking, golf and my GSD Aspen.
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17", 28"
    Cumming, GA  

  • Matt86mMatt86m Posts: 466
    Im on IG but not FB

    IG is great for food pics. 

    matt_86m if you want to see pics of food, my harley, and stupid stuff. Im not that interesting
    XL aka Senior, Mini Max aka Junior, Weber Q's, Blackstone 22, Lion built in, RecTec Mini 300, Lodge Hibachi, Uuni, wife says I have too many grills,,,,how many shoes do you have?
     
    IG -->  matt_86m
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 2,215
    Matt86m said:
    Im on IG but not FB

    IG is great for food pics. 

    matt_86m if you want to see pics of food, my harley, and stupid stuff. Im not that interesting
    Followed!
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17", 28"
    Cumming, GA  

  • zahuliozahulio Posts: 134
    I actually enjoy Instagram. Very few trolls. Most comments are positive. I follow almost everyone who has posted in this thread, and i love seeing their cooks. 

    I enjoy showing off my own cooks too! http://www.instagram.com/halalbbqpitmasters . It’s nice to share with an international community. I’m truly surprised how many people around the world are interested in Texas BBQ.
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 2,215
    zahulio said:
    I actually enjoy Instagram. Very few trolls. Most comments are positive. I follow almost everyone who has posted in this thread, and i love seeing their cooks. 

    I enjoy showing off my own cooks too! http://www.instagram.com/halalbbqpitmasters . It’s nice to share with an international community. I’m truly surprised how many people around the world are interested in Texas BBQ.
    Enjoy your posts!
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17", 28"
    Cumming, GA  

  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,409
    @zahulio love your cooks and post!!! You post some killer stuff
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2 


  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,472
    I didn't post a link to mine - https://www.instagram.com/wood_fired_foodie/
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. A curing chamber for bacterial transformation of meats...
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • I need to start posting more.  Hell, I need to start cooking more.
    Midland, TX XLBGE
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,409
    SciAggie said:
    I didn't post a link to mine - https://www.instagram.com/wood_fired_foodie/
    We are following 
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2 


  • chrisc133chrisc133 Posts: 501
    https://www.instagram.com/campbellsbbq    here.  

    I love @SciAggie 's account...great content.
    Augusta, GA
    #BGETEAMGREEN member
    MiniMax, Large, XL BGE
    Featured on Man Fire Food Season 7
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