I was against Instagram stories when they first became a feature on Instagram. It seemed too much like Snapchat and I hate Snapchat!
I finally started using them just over a year ago and I must say, I’m a massive fan.
Being able to share tidbits of your life RIGHT NOW – random thoughts and things you are up to, it’s great. It’s kind of like a visual Twitter feed.
One thing I’ve noticed over the past few months is that my stories seem to generate much more engagement than my Instagram feed. I get many more replies to them. I guess it makes sense because it’s much easier to respond to a story comment than it is a comment on your post and it can quickly escalate into a conversation.
It’s to the point where I prefer stories to my main feed. I love watching them, replying and posting them.
At this point in time, I think if it wasn’t for stories, I wouldn’t even use Instagram.
What are your thoughts?