With Instagram overwhelming social media sphere today, it becomes quite hard for people to distinguish between bloggers and Instagrammers. And those Instagrammers who identify themselves as bloggers, make the mess even bigger. Writing long captions, to their mind, makes them bloggers. It’s far not like that just as taking lovely photos doesn’t mean you are an Instagrammer. And if you are confused too, we shall clarify it straight away here on InstaBF’s, the most popular Instagram and IGTV provider’s blog.
Defining an Instagrammer
Any person registered and using Instagram is an Instagrammer no matter whether he has 10 or 10 million followers. As long as one uses this social platform, he is considered an Instagrammer.
Defining a Blogger
A blogger is a person who has a website where he/she writes about his favorite topic. This can be about food, traveling, sports, fashion, etc.
Nevertheless, the tricky part comes when an influencer appears. The latter is the person who has the power of influencing other’s opinions and behavior through his internet presence. Both, a blogger and Instagrammer can be an influencer as long as there’s an audience inspired by them.
Actually, these three terms – blogger, Instagrammer, influencer, are not opposite. They are rather complementary.
Before Instagram influencers, brands mostly trusted bloggers to review their products and spread a word about them among their audience. Today Instagram influencers appear to be more influential and brands turn to them more often.
Instagrammer vs Blogger: The Time Required for Building Audience
Whether you are interested in Instagram or blogging, the first thing to do is to create a dedicated audience. The people you target should become eager to engage with your content. Building a substantial audience for both an Instagram account and blog might take around three years and significant perseverance.
However, there is one major difference in attaining audience. If an Instagrammer can buy followers or attract them with giveaways in short terms, the same can’t be said about bloggers. Mind that such type of audience hardly becomes engaged to buy the products you advertise. Hence, to become an Instagram influencer and have an interested audience for brand collaboration, it’s better to spend some efforts and time. A blogger, meanwhile, has no luxury of that kind. The Google algorithm won’t allow any manipulation with followers. Besides, it bases on several factors when determining how good a blogger’s articles are. These factors include SEO, content quality, how many links the article attracts, etc. Actually, there’s no exact formula of this algorithm. Hence, it will be simply impossible to trick the algorithm.
So, growing following is time-consuming as for bloggers so for Instagrammers. And even though it is possible to accelerate that of Instagram through certain tricks, the results won’t be efficient. It will be definitely not beneficial in the long run.