Instagram iRules for Beginners
Janell Burley Hofmann, July 29, 2014
by Janell Burley Hofmann, created in partnership with my 12 year old son
- Pause before you post. Ask, does this feel/sound/seem like something I should share? Yes?! Go for it!
- Be tech positive & post only comments, pictures, & shares that lift up. It’s contagious!
- No inappropriate posts like swears, pictures, comments. If you wouldn’t want Nan to read it, don’t post it.
- Followers/following must be from the classroom, sports field, or neighborhood – otherwise get parent approval (including celebrities and famous accounts).
- It doesn’t leave home. It goes on after you are ready for camp/school and off at 7:00pm.
- Don’t post to exclude. No one likes an Instie friend that tries to convey “look at all the fun we’re having without you!”
- Do not announce A, N, L (age, name, location) in profile or posts.
- Account must be set to private.
- Mom & Dad follow.
- Parents know password.
- “Parent scan” at random – especially during trail period. But I’d prefer you just show me because you want to!
- Only 1 user name, no secret accounts.
- Permission to post pictures required from friends & family. No pictures of unsuspecting humans (unsuspecting animals are ok).
- You don’t have to follow and be followed by everyone you know. You can make a choice to connect with the people you want. Quality not quantity!
- You can always block, unfollow or change your mind.
- Be choosey about what you “like”. That double click also represents you too.
- Have a lot to say? Pick up the phone and call or hop on your bike and knock. We don’t all need to see your business or witness your chats.
- Unsure about something you saw, sent, shared? Don’t know if you should? Just ask! We can figure this out together! #techsuccess