Instant coffee, yes but Instant Gram?? I had heard the
younger family members talking about it, using it and
showing photos but me?? These thoughts shot through my brain
as, once again, I gingerly put my hand up at a GIN Trustees’
meeting, volunteering to set GIN up on Instagram.
I have to
confess that the first thing the family did was to correct
me on the name – Instagram NOT Instant Gram!! Lesson one!!
I have never seen a keyboard clicked so fast as I did when I
asked for help with the setting up! I could not keep up! In
what seemed the blink of a couple of hours or less GIN had
its own Instagram account and photos were being added. A
very big thank you to the family!
What seemed a social media mystery to me is now a likeable
friend. Since setting up in the Spring we now have 110
followers, 132 following us and have added 33 photos. We
have Instagram followers in USA, Canada, Australia and
Europe, which is fantastic. Instagram is a great way for
people to learn about GIN, see our photos and support us. It
is also a super way to see the lovely photos and captions
that other Instagram users post of their hounds. A hound
community! Instagram is also a good way to learn of other
charities who are working tirelessly to save and rehome dogs
from terrible conditions and death around the world.
Facebook is now
well established in GIN. We currently have 12,275 “likes”.
Ricky Gervais recently agreed to be a GIN Patron which has
added thousands of new followers to our Facebook page.
If you use Instagram, Facebook or know someone who does,
please look Greyhounds in Need up and follow or “like”
us. If you would like photos of your galgos or greys to be
posted, please send them to HQ - firstname.lastname@example.org
or post them
yourselves on Instagram with a link to Greyhounds in Need.
Our precious galgos and greys need all the help and support
they can get!