Big news … we have reached the last day of our first month of #bizgram – our fun group of Instagrammers who are posting images in response to a prompt every weekday. September #bizgram has been a lot of fun and some great images have been shared – more on them in a minute. But first – the important news is that we’re going to continue in October (starting on Tuesday 1st October – here in Western Australia it’s a public holiday on Monday anyway so it works out perfectly) – with prompts every weekday through to October 25. Then we’ll have a few days off.
And extra-importantly, #bizgram will now be #businesspics! A couple of reasons – first of all, I suddenly found there’s a Singaporean company called Bizgram, and we wouldn’t want to get confused (not sure where they were hiding when I searched everywhere before setting this up but I will put it down to pre-Problogger busy-ness!) and secondly, Instagram recently announced they won’t allow third-party apps to use “Insta” or “Gram” in their names, and while this is no app who knows if Instagram might extend their rules in the future. So, to be on the safe side, #businesspics it is!
So, on to some highlights from September #bizgram – I was particularly impressed with the lipstick pen from Rachel (and it totally matches one of her roles as a make-up artist in her photography business) and I just love the retro red phone Jo found recently on her trip to Canberra.
But my favourite, despite being slightly less business-like, was from the “Cats and dogs” topic – proving once again that cats and dogs rule the airwaves in social media, even when it’s for business! Voi Skincare posted this gorgeous double-take:
I could be biased since we’re a cat household too, but I loved it. Anyway, I wanted to say a big thanks to all the people who participated in #bizgram in September, and to give a quick shout-out to the those who posted every day or close to it (I haven’t scrutinised it precisely – but these people seemed to be there nearly every day at least!):
- Jo from Wildfire Social Marketing (@wildfiresm)
- Voi Skincare (@voiskincare)
- Denise Joy Marron (@denisejoymarron)
- Jo from Zigazag and Lifestyle Fifty (@zigazagblog)
- Rae from I Opened My Mouth and It Ran Away Without Me (@raehilhorst)