Travel Diary: Instagram update

Hey everyone, over the past couple of days I have been arranging all of the photos I have taken in the two years I have been travelling Australia. I have found my favourites and will be posting them onto Instagram starting August 1st, ending around September 1st. I can safely say it took forever to sort through them, decide which ones I thought were worthy and find the best way to consistently upload so many photos over the course of a month. I aim to upload all of them throughout August, uploading three a day using a scheduling app called Later, created by Instagram themselves.

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This app will really help me to go about my blogging and daily duties as my Instagram pictures upload, however I will be on the app regularly as I do really enjoy using it and would love to grow the channel. It is a great site for photography and I look forward to sharing my journey through these pictures.

This brings me onto the next thing, I was going to ask you all for some help… I wasn’t sure how I wanted to upload these pictures. Should I do it chronologically, from the plane ride from London to Australia up to the current day, or in a different style? At first I was planning to upload them in a random order, and this made more sense in a way. As Instagram is focused on photography more than text, date order may not look as visually pleasing. For example if one day was beautiful blue skies and the next stormy, the page would look very untidy or inconsistent, whereas if I added pictures of blue skies together and slowly changed the pattern of uploads to match a drastically different image, this would work much better.

Buuuut, saying that, I went into the uploads folder and sorted the pictures into date order… and it didn’t look bad at all. The pictures flowed nicely and even if one does stick out, I am sure I could play around with the surrounding images a little. I went from not fancying date order to being pretty convinced this is what I am going to do. But I would love to know what you think and if you prefer date order as to appear more of a journey, or in a style that might fit a more visual theme.

I think if I upload three images a day, it won’t be too much. It would allow me to show you all my favourite pictures before I get back to the UK and explore further. I don’t plan to stop blogging, so I pretty much need to get them all on here now so I don’t create a queue for myself once I get back and start snapping more. It will be frantic, like one of those full time Instagrammers, but I look forward to it! What I may do is upload a weeks worth of my favourite shots here for you to look at as well, especially for those of you that don’t have the app.

I just wanted to give you a little update on this as I think it is a nice way to bring this travelling chapter to an end, and remind myself of the places I have been. Thank you for joining me on this amazing journey and I hope you have enjoyed reading about it! I look forward to seeing the pictures I haven’t seen for a while and with that, the memories from those experiences. Two years seems a long time ago but I remember it like yesterday. I remember getting on that flight to Singapore wondering what experiences I would take back with me and I wouldn’t change a thing. By the time the uploads are complete I will have another flight to blog about, London under my feet and Europe on my doorstep.

Until then… here is my Australian travel experience from September 2017- September 2019. I hope you enjoy, whether it is here or on Instagram.

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Sam

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73 Comments

  1. Sheree

    Sam, what a great idea! I too favour chronological. Must remember to follow you on Instagram and I ought to look into the app too, I so have to sought out my photos.

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  2. Jajabor 2, CDG019 on Instagram

    Sam, glad you posted this. Just started following you on Instagram and looking forward to your photos.

    I do everything in chronological order so by date would be my choice but other alternatives sound good as well.

    Thank you

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    • The good thing is because I take multiple pics at the same time, chronological order will hopefully follow a colour theme when I take into account the weather patterns, various street art pictures etc. hopefully this is the case!

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  3. TRAVEL QUEEN

    Please go look at my blog, its new- teentravel123.wordpress.com, and go comment

    My blog is also about traveling, so I looked at other traveling blogs to show me

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  4. It’s so time-consuming sorting through photos! But it’s definitely a fun way to look back on our adventures as well. Our Instagram kinda feels like a modern-day photo album now 🙂 What’s your IG handle? We’ll head over and check it out! We’ve always wanted to visit Australia! Happy travels!

    Pura Vida,
    Camille+Niels

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  5. I look forward to following you and reading more of your great adventures. Thanks for the tips on using Instagram as well as sorting photos. I have two years of photos and stories to convey as well but only 10 weeks of travel in that time frame.
    It still seems like a daunting task.
    I have only just started blogging and have only recently begun to learn photography although I have been using my DSLR as a point and shoot for too many years. Also just beginning to learn how to use Lightroom so I have a steep learning curve ahead of me.
    Most of my travel has been in my native North America but hoping to see some of Europe next and “Down Under” is a dream.
    Looking forward to your posts and your photos. Thanks for sharing !!

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    • That sure is a lot of photos! I bet you have some amazing ones in there.

      I heard about Lightroom for the first time today actually, hoping to learn more about what it is exactly! Thanks for following me and all the best with your photography and blogging moving forward. Hopefully you get to visit Europe and Australia and build a great collection of photos from these destinations 🙂

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    • I did, I decided to do it in chronological order from the start of my Australian trip in Sydney to the last days in Melbourne. I considered posting it in a more visually pleasing way however I think it looks just fine in timeline form!

      Also, I think I have followed you! My Insta is the same as my blog name, onechancetoseetheworld 🙂

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  6. Fennwulf

    Discovered your work earlier today, great job! Been a pleasure to read a fellow travellers experience. I started a blog myself not too long ago and I’m looking to get more serious with it in hope to eventually turn it into a dream job. I gathered a lot of inspiration from your work today! Keep it up 🙂

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    • Thanks for the kind comments, and good luck with the blog moving forward! If you keep at it consistently you will see it grow in no time. I am pleased you enjoyed my posts and I will be posting more regarding advice that has worked for me.

      Have a great weekend!

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    • Hey! For me the best thing is to get your name into the notifications box of others. Like, comment, follow and engage with blogs you enjoy and let them know you’re here! The more you put in, the more you will get out, trust me 🙂

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