A while ago I heard about a new Social Media site called Steller. To be honest I can’t quite remember how I heard about it, but I joined up, got the app for my phone and then forgot all about it. Typical of me sometimes. Then the other day my friend Chris put it up on her site and I said, “hey what is it”. She told me about it and when I went to get it I realised I already had it.
Chris and I are trying to work out how to use it and slowly we got there. Since taking the time to look at it, I am liking it, I have to say. I like what it does, shall I explain?
Where most Social Media sites just display one image at a time with no way of organising them into groups, Steller lets you do just that. You can make stories with your photos, so they become like a book that people look through. I think it is fantastic.
Here are a couple of my stories.
If you click on them they will come up so you can flick through them.
These are a selection of my photos from New York. It looks like a great way to show a selection of images for a particular place.
I also did one for the Great Ocean Road trip I just did.
If you click on my name it will take you to my place on the site. I don’t have many stories yet, I only just started. I am also still working out how to do this. I’ve been looking for articles on using it, but there don’t seem to be a lot. I will keep looking.
The stories can be a bit time consuming, and it is up to you how much work you put into them. The research I have done so far recommends posting once a week, though 3 times a week will get you noticed more. I think 3 times, that could be hard to maintain. Obviously you need to spend time going through other peoples stories and following people. They recommend the stories should be no more than around 20 pages, mine have a few more, but they are just the ones I started with.
I keep thinking of photos that I can put into stories. Ones that from a day trip somewhere, or from a holiday, maybe putting photos together that are all the same, like some cityscapes. You can also include video as well, which I haven’t done yet, but I hope too.
It looks like a great place to show photos and I’m going to give it some time and see what happens. I haven’t worked out everything with it so far, but I will keep trying things to see if I can discover how it all works. I will update you at some stage when I know more about it.
Have you seen it before? What do you think? Let me know if you join and follow me, I will follow you back.