With the photos I was posting on the Leicester Lego Man Instagram account I decided it could be improved by making use of the new “Gallery Feature” in Instagram that allows you to upload more than 1 photo in a post which the viewer can simply scroll right/left through the images.
I had therefore thought that it would be good to have the first image the same as before with the Lego man in front of the significant location/place and then following images in the gallery being a mix of other photos of the location or other shots of the Lego man in the location. This would show a wider perspective of the place, explain/show the caption information more and generally make the place more “advertising” or interesting to the viewer of the media. With more than one image each post is also potentially retaining the viewer’s attention for a longer period of time.
The first implementation of this gallery feature was when I posted about one of my favourite streets in Leicester that is probably not well known about. As seen below this post was about a Graffiti Street in the city centre called Short Street and includes 4 images; 3 of which show the Lego man in front of different locations down the street and then the fourth showing of a piece of the graffiti. This gallery was also to reposted by another Leicester related Instagram page as shown here. This Instagram gallery can be seen below:
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Trying out the new Instagram gallery feature! 👀 One of my favourite streets in Leicester! Short Street in the city centre is a graffiti street often brightly coloured with various sprayed pictures and designs; always interesting to go have a look as it's continually changing! 🎨 #Leicester #Leicestershire #Graffiti #Art #SprayPaint #City #UK #Gallery #Lcfc #Lego #Minifigure #Photography #SocialMedia #VFL17
I then continued to use this gallery feature in the following posts as I felt it worked well to give a wider perspective of the location being shown and talked about in the caption. The following few posts contained a varied number of images within the gallery depending on what there was to take photos of at the location. The most was 5 images in this gallery post of Abbey Park.
Like with the previous King Richard III post I decided to customize the Lego man again when visiting the National Space Centre to create another photo with this fun/funny effect by changing it to look like an astronaut. I think this again worked quite well to make the photo more interesting and engaging for the viewers drawing them in to look through the other photos.
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The National Space Centre is one of Leicester's biggest attractions! Very interesting displays and loads to see inside! Did you know some of the surrounding road names are space related? 🚀@spacecentre @leicestermercury #Leicester #SpaceCentre #Space #Rocket #Science #Soyuz #Astronaut #Leicestershire #lcfc #City #UK #Museum #Lego #Minifigure #SocialMedia #VFL17
Since posting these galleries up to this point the profile has again grown faster than I’d have thought with continually more followers and more interaction as I post photos more.
Having covered quite a lot of the major attractions/sights around Leicester now the profile photos show to some extent a “mini tour” of the city as you scroll through them. I also still have quite a few photos/photos galleries prepared to post which I will try to upload over the last few days up until the deadline but may not appear on any blog posts due to the timing.
To view all the posts and the most recent ones check out the account here!