Hi! So I have a few questions. I was thinking about making an art Instagram, but I’ve never had Instagram before and I have no clue how to get started. I also am wondering which username to go by. On here, you know me as ArtisticWaffle (which obviously isn’t my real name or anything ), but in the art community, there’s already a big YouTuber/Instagramer named DrawingWiffWaffles (who’s amazing btw) but I don’t want to get confused for her. So do you think I should go by ArtisticWaffle again or LovelyLirie (which has some connections to my real name) or something else/another combination? I’m also really scared that people will judge me and that no one will follow me and idk what to do. I’ve been having some issues with my art recently and I can’t make things consistent, so idk if that’d be a problem. Also, are there any other platforms that are good for artists? Please let me know if you have any ideas! Thank you!
I also just made my account yesterday! But I’m really glad I did now, rather than later, or never. I had the time to meet some amazing people! I was really confused on where to start, but just be yourself, post what you like!
Ooh cool! Yeah, it’s probably good to start now. I’m glad things are going well for you! Thanks for the advice, I will! Btw, once I make an account, please let me know your username/account or whatever it’s called so I can follow you!
That’s awesome! Can’t wait to see your page come to life!!
Sure thing! It’s @annszaa
Aw thank you! Ooh cool, thanks for letting me know! I’ll follow you once I make an account
I think you should go for it. Anyone on the forums who has an IG and admires or appreciates you will follow you, so you’re already starting with a few admirers/friends I can talk from experience, pretty much the people on the forums who have an IG and appreciate what I do, follow me while others don’t know me or dislike me or for other reasons That’s how I see it But you will also reach a newer audience as well, one that’s exclusively on IG only I’d say make one You should also use art tags on your post If anyone is bothering you, unlike the forums, there is a block button. IG also has night mode
Deviant Art, Art Station.
I love ArtisticWaffle so I’d say pick that name
Ooh thank you for your advice! Oh good, I’m glad forumers would follow me, that helps, thanks! Oh, art tags is a good idea. A block button and night mode could come in handy. Thanks again!
I mean, my instagram is @crackedcharcoal , so I would say a name change is fine! There are a lot of episode people on instagram too, usually with “epi” or “.episode” in their name if you wanted to find ‘em.
Oh thanks! I’ll make sure to look up those people, thank you for the tip!
I did it! I created an account and it’s called @lovelylirie.art (ArtisticWaffle was taken and I didn’t want to add a bunch of stuff to it). Feel free to check out my limited content. I’d love to follow any forumers!
Should have done that long ago. Gz on it!
My only advice would be, if you never used platforms like ig, to remember and set hashtags right, whenever you publish. If you aim for the episode audience, for instance, there’s a bunch of hashtags people use to find one another. Like #noticemeepisode, #episodeart etc.
Thank you! Yeah, I’ve been trying to use hashtags. Those are some good ones to try, thank you!
If you need any help around instagram or any tags to use let me know and feel free to dm me @blissful.epi!
Aw thank you so much! I think I might, idk how to use it
You’re welcome and okie <3
if you decide to get instagram feel free to follow me @jossu.epi
I think that ArtisticWaffle would be a great name. and you would do great on instagram, since u r a talented artist
Thank you, I will follow you. I actually made the account yesterday and decided to go with LovelyLirie because ArtisticWaffle was taken. Thank you so much!