Glenn Campbell on Instagram
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All of my past Instagram posts are easily accessible through an indexing system I invented myself. (See the partial list at right.) Every photo and video I post is accompanied by unique tags only I use, You can retrieve my past photos on a particular place or topic by clicking on the tag. A partial list of my personal tags is on the right → but I am inventing new ones all the time.
Until mid-2015, I mostly posted still photos to Instagram. Now, I mostly post videos. Some videos are uploaded directly from my iPhone, but most are taken with my digital SLR, edited and sent to my iPhone for uploading.
Many places on my Travel Map are represented. Of the tens of thousands of photos I have on Facebook, only a few make it onto Instagram. These photos have to be bold, simple and colorful. For each of my photos on Instagram, I try to provide a manual link back to the album on Facebook it comes from, so you can find more like it. (You will have to cut and paste the link.)
My Instagram account is fully integrated with my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Since mid-2014, most photos and videos I post to Instagram are automatically duplicated on my travel Twitter account @Peripatetia. Most of my Instagram posts are also found on Facebook, usually in two forms: (1) Exact duplicates of the Instagram photos in this album, and (2) High resolution versions found in my geographical album for that city or region. (A link to that album is usually found in the comments on the original Instagram photo.) Most of my Facebook albums and you can "share" these images as you wish.
History: I have been active on Instagram since June 21, 2013. (My first posts on that day were a skeptical video and a photo, both posted from my hostel in Istanbul shortly after the Gezi Park crackdown.) I opened an Instagram account back on Nov. 28, 2011 when I posted two photos (gargoyles and an inflatable santa), but didn't see the point of instagram back then, especially since Facebook resolution was better. I changed my tune in June 2013, when Instagram began offering 15-second videos. I figured this was the perfect format for travel videos that I didn't want to clutter my YouTube or Facebook videos with.
Also see this old Facebook Note on How I Use Instagram.
Some of my best 15-second Instagram videos:
## My Personal Hashtags ##In addition to the standard hashtags most Instagrammers use (#beach, #happy, etc), I am building my own set of personal tags. Since every tag starts with #gpc, most of these tags should be unique and will only pull up my own photos. Below is a partial list (as of mid-2015). Click on the link to bring up photos on that topic.
See this Index album on Facebook for my most active tags.
NotesI started working with these tags on June 21, 2014. I have since back-filled the tags for photos prior to that, but a few may be missing.
I am most rigorous about enforcing the geographical tags (#gpcCalifornia, #gpcSpain, etc.). Other tags may be less complete.
Underscore "_" is added after "gpc" when other people are using the original tag. The only underscore tags so far are #gpc_Kids #gpc_Family, #gpc_Girls, #gpc_Friends, #gpc_France
To make each photo more concrete, I have tried to include the date the photo was taken. If it was taken in the past week, the date is relative ("yesterday", etc.) If it was taken within the past couple of months, I give the month and day ("23 June" or "June 23"). If the photo is older than that, I just give month and year ("June 2012"). To avoid ambiguity, I always used the full year.
This list is a work in progress and I am likely to modify it.