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Dos and Don’ts of Posting Travel Pics on Social Media

Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India

Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India

A lot of us make jokes about the things people choose to post on social media sites, and we all have those friends who seem to post every single moment from their day. However, social media sites can also be a great source of connection and inspiration, which is why many TikTok users Buy TikTok Followers to share their holiday videos with as many people as possible.

Personally, the posts I never get tired of seeing are those of travel photos. Maybe it is because I am in the travel industry, I don’t know. But especially when it has been a long day, if I stumble upon photos from someone’s recent trip to Rio, with beautiful sunsets and laughter on the beach, it just makes me feel good. However, even with travel photos, there are some dos and don’ts on posting, if you want to keep your social media friends and family engaged, as well as keeping things safe for you. 1. The first rule in posting photos is if you don’t have a house-sitter, wait until you get home to post photos of your vacation. You do not want to promote to the world that you are away from home. Even though most of us know this, I see a lot of real time vacation posts every day, and you make it pretty easy for a burglar to know you are not home if you have essentially told him you are not home.

2. Use pictures to educate, entertain, enlighten, delight, and inspire others as well as yourself. One of the benefits of posting photos is it gives you an online album that you can go back to over and over, every time you need a pick-me-up.

3. This one may be obvious, but if you have had to call in sick time at work in order to take this trip, do not post any pictures, and make sure your traveling companions know this as well. It would be crazy if a trip to Vegas made you lose your job (but it wouldn’t be the first time for Vegas).

4. Be choosey with your photos, especially duplicates. We’ve all heard the expression, “a little goes a long way” and this is certainly true about posting photos. The 10 pictures of Mount Everest taken from different angles may seem really interesting to you, but especially for people who weren’t there, will get bored after seeing it one time. So, share one or two of the best shots. Also, if you are using an editing app with your photos, be careful with how much you edit them. To improve the editing quality, use professional tools and software like photoshop. You can get special features and plugins like Photoshop color wheel, mixers, magic pickers, and more to maintain the quality of the pics.

5. Include a tantalizing description or fun fact along with your photos. Photos will be most interesting when they contain enough background information so that they tell a story. Also, if you’ve learned something interesting about the destination you are photographing, include that in your post. This will help your audience feel that they are part of the experience with you.


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