What Kinds of Posts Tend To Do Best On Social Media?

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Do you know what kinds of posts tend to do best on social media? Visual posts: photos, video. But most importantly, things that tell visual stories. Among the biggest fun challenges when working with a new public relations client is taking the disparate pieces of their brand and story and finding common threads. One branding thread is color.

Recently, I embarked on a seven-week photo journey with a community of like-minded bloggers, led by Xanthe and Andrea. We focused on taking photos of one color per week. We displayed our images on Instagram and Twitter. It’s great to see what others around the world are seeing during their summer months. My friends in Australia are viewing winter colors at the moment. So take a look at my blue, yellow, pink, green, red, orange and purple photo collages below. I think I have to take a break and take some images in black and white for a bit. Only kidding.

Some take their color VERY seriously. For example, Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, selects a color each year. They comb the world looking for infuences. Pantone’s Color of the Year 2014 is Radiant Orchid.  Take a look at this:

“Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple …”

Oh my. My purples are at the end of this post.


Blue by Nancy Moon.



Yellow by Nancy Moon



Pink by Nancy Moon.



Pink by Nancy Moon.

Pink, again.


Green by Nancy Moon.



Green by Nancy Moon.

Green, again.


Red by Nancy Moon.



Orange by Nancy Moon.



Orange by Nancy Moon.

Orange, again.


Purple by Nancy Moon.



Thank you so much Xanthe Berkeley and Andrea Corrona Jenkins for the very special color//colour lovers.


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  • Barbara Marks

    So beautiful!

    • @disqus_RQhbSCvmUp:disqus Thanks for reading the blog….really appreciate you supporting me.

  • lorie

    Of course my favorite is the one with you in it!!Then again ,you are inside all of them !!!Yellow was never a fave of mine until now!!!I adore the green candies,,had to look with my glasses thought they were kiwis at first ,lol.you are such an amazing photographer,you have the eye ,mind heart and soul for seeing the beauty in everything!!!

    • @disqus_8DQYaeiH2m:disqus I never liked yellow until this exercise. Actually hated orange, now I love it. Thanks for saying these nice things.

  • Nancy Hogshead-Makar

    I don’t know how you do it, but it seems you find beauty everywhere, in the simplest of everyday life. Towels? A shower head? A scrub brush? Yes.

    • @disqus_Apugg9ZLwB:disqus Thanks for seeing all of this in the blog. 🙂

  • Emily McKhann

    Oh so beautiful, Nancy! You have such an eye!

    • Hi Emily, Thank you so much. Appreciate that!

  • Mara McEwin

    These visuals are so stunning Nancy! I love seeing the colors all grouped together like this. I also love your words of advice for social media and blogs. You have taught me so much, and this is one of your fantastic advice gems.

    • Hi @mara_mcewin:disqus love your comment, advice anytime for you!

  • Laura

    I love this idea ~ focusing on one color. It truly makes one become more aware of their surroundings. Beautiful images as always!

    • Hi Laura, thank you and happy it makes you aware of your surroundings more, yay for that!

  • Garsha Robinson

    What a colorful, expressive, creative exercise to see beyond the ordinary and find beauty in everything. I think (at this moment) the orange collection is my favorite, even though purples, blues are my first choice as a favorite color. The orange collection was fascinating in the choice of objects, the boats, flowers, squash, and I especially liked the angle of the peppers. Did you notice in “pepper picture” there seems to be a hint of orange in the left corner (maybe a sleeve on a shirt?) and the signage on the back windows caught my eye. As always Nancy~ great inspiration in all you do.

    • Thanks, Garsha. Leave it to you to see all of this in my blog! I will certainly notice now! I think you should start a blog too! You have so much to inspire people with! Appreciate you!

  • Karen Pickles

    I participated a little in this color project. Wish I’d done more! Your collages are wonderful! I signed up for your posts to be delivered to me!! 🙂

    • Hi Karen, thanks for finding me and commenting. Thanks for signing up and talk more in the future. Do you have a blog?

  • Gorgeous Moon! You and me and pink. XoxoS

  • Susan Baker

    Such powerful photos Nancy – focusing on one thing is a good way to up our appreciation for almost anything. I may just focus on one child for the upcoming week – smile!

  • Denise DiGrigoli

    Colorful information that I am passing on to my VA to help me create more poginant posts! love you blog Nancy! Thank you!!!

  • Steffie G

    WOWWWW what gorgeous hues and texture! YOu’re a true talent!