The biggest New Year’s Eve Party in IG photos and other Instagram News #IGTravelThursday

new-year-on-instagram Happy New Year! I hope your 2014 is off to a great start. My year started by a little road trip to Denmark. Greetings from Copenhagen, I hope you will follow my trip photos via Instagram this weekend. I was in 15 countries last year, and most likely will not be able to top that this year even with an early start. However I have several trips already planned for 2014, and most likely we will also move out of Sweden later in 2014, so an exciting travel year ahead! Read this week’s IGTT top 5 news and check out other IGTT blog posts and add your own to the link collection. Remember to get the linky code also for your post! Let’s kick off the year by uniting travelers on Instagram! IGTT top 5 weekly Instagram News

IGTT Weekly Top 5

1. Featured Instagram Tool

If you have been active on Instagram the past two weeks, this is old news to you: Statigr.am is offering an easy-to-post video for you of your top 5 most liked photos of 2013. It’s not too late to jump in the band wagon and create your own top 5 video. Just log on to your Instagram account at Statigr.am and they will prompt you if you would like your video sent to you and give it a few minutes and the video will arrive to your email account. Save it to your phone and pick it up from your photo folder when you are on Instagram.

2. Featured Instagram Travel Blog Post from last week

Over the past few months we have covered several times the topic of “how to get followers on Instagram“, and Nadia wrote an excellent post “A Word Of Advice About Buying Followers” a few weeks ago about the risks of buying followers. I highly recommend reading what Nadia has to say about the subject.

3. Featured hashtag & destination

On New Year’s Eve many eyes are on New York City’s ball drop, but in Europe the party happens in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is not just a few hours of fun when the year turns to new, but Hogmanay is a three day celebration attracting massive crowds from around the world. “Hogmanay” is a Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year in the Scottish manner. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay New Year Party is a three days of events: theatre, music, dance and street extravaganzas. Yesterday part of the event was Loony Dook, a dip in the River Forth right next to the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge. Check out photos on Instagram from the biggest New Year’s celebration by looking up the hashtag #blogmanay, as some great travel bloggers are sharing the experience via their photos. My friends AWorldToTravel and TravelsofAdam are among the travel bloggers reporting live from Edinburgh. blogmanay Photo by Inma Gregorio of A World to Travel.

4. Featured #IGTravelThursday Instagrammer

This week’s featured Instagrammer is NellaHelsinki – and you guessed it – she is from Helsinki, Finland. Nella is one of the #IGTravelThursday hosts in Finland, and writes the most popular travel blog of Finland called Kaukokaipuu. Follow NellaHelsinki on Instagram Nella is a traveler, photographer, outdoor enthusiast and her photos take you anywhere from Finland to Asia, from urban city streets to snowy mountains. She has a soft spot for lighthouses, but lately she’s also been trainspotting quite a bit. I’m honored to have Nella as part of the global IGTT-team, and am so excited that I’ll get to meet her the first time in Helsinki at the travel fair Matkamessut in just a few weeks. I hope you will check out her photos and give her a “follow”.

5. Featured… um, Instagram warnings

I wanted to touch base a subject that I personally don’t have much experience, but I’d like to recommend a cation when using some of the apps related to your Instagram-usage. There are rumors that when you are using Gramblr, the website where you can post photos to Instagram from your computer, you might in fact get problems to your Instagram account, for example none of your photos showing up anymore when you use hashtags. Some users also report similar type of problems when using apps like Tags For Likes, which helps you easily to add several hashtags to your photos. Instagram has been blocking some of these apps due extravagant spamming. I personally used an app called Followers+ to track my followers, and Instagram started giving my account a security warning. I stopped using the app immediately. The bottom line: Instagram likes a clean play, and I recommend using caution with apps that you are using.

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