Just broke my promise and created an IG. But at least I’m bumping this thread- right? sigh
All of this is written in mobile, so I apologize if it is messy.
1. Do you have Instagram account for Episode? If no, why not?
Yes. I sadly just created it.
2. What do you think are the benefits of having an Insta account?
I’m going to quote my favorite YouTuber:
“Instagram is probably the place you get to interact the most with your fans- you post a picture and it friggin displays on the whole God damn page. It kinda draws you to like the picture.”
What he said^
3. What do you dislike about it?
I hate Instagram. They flagged me as a SPAM?! Who are you calling a spam you idiot Instagram?!
On a much more serious answer, the fact that people overshare about their real life. I used to do this with my past Epy life and I know regret it… they don’t have to know everything. Sometimes I get confused if I’m following a personal acc or an epy acc. And they spam IG story too much…
You shouldn’t be mysterious as well, especially when you have millions of readers.
4. Did you notice any significant increase in your reads after you joined IG?
Yes. The first follower you get -if you are unknown in the forums of course- is a gem hack account. But as you publish, promote on forums, and use tags, your story will increase. (I actually found a friend through an episode hashtag. I saw the author’s directing and immediately complimented her. And we started talking quickly afterwards! It is easier to make friends there with the whole following thing!)
5. Do you have an IG account exclusively for Episode?
Yea. I have my old acc, (who’s now private with 0 followers, I keep it for DMs) my…stalk acc… and my new one!
5.a. How do you make sure to keep it private?
Don’t add phone number, don’t use your real name, don’t share your state/city. You can share your face and your first name. I did it and had no problems and no regrets. #uglyandproud
5.b. Do your personal contacts still find you?
My aunt followed my…stalk… epy account. I was shocked but it was a mistake I think, she unfollowed quickly. (I’m glad…)
5.c Am I just too paranoid?
No. It is terrifying. Especially when I use a vulgar language on IG. (I use it in my stories and don’t censor, why wouldn’t I use it on IG?
And I’m allowed to cuss as long as I don’t do it around strangers, I even called myself many many inappropriate words in front of my mom. But it’s still a bit scary skskjdksks)
6. If the Social Feed feature gets released to every Episode user, will you keep your IG account? Are there any features on IG that you would still need?
Yes I would need a DM, and I think you can’t block anyone? I don’t have it but I would use Social Feed only for story updates but my IG would be something like:
Episode 7 is delayed for a week. Thank you for understanding.
Episode 7 is being delayed because I am going to vacation and I cannot bring Episode sh*t to ruin my vacation! Thanks!
7. Any additional comment you would like to share
I hate Instagram. And I am NOT A SPAM!
And a PSA:
Follower means nothing. Episode means nothing. Reads mean nothing. No one is superior than anyone else for having more exposure. Keep this in your minds, I’m talking to you, famous author who constantly humiliate people for asking a simple question.