How Instagram inspired me my side project
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I've been trying to understand how I could be interested in using Instagram for one year. And even if literally everybody is using Instagram as the only true social media, I still didn't succeed to find an interest in it to publish and communicate with my friends on their incredible daily life.
From a certain point of view, I also have this sensation that this social network is by far the best way to expose your fake life to people.
So I've been forcing myself to use it, to get the magic of it, and become an Instagram user. And I've found a way to use Instagram which finally helped me set up my new side project everycars.co
As far as I'm nearly 30 years old, I've never been passionate about cars, maybe because I (still) don't have a driving license. But still: each time I see a remarkable car (Ferrari 😍) or a classic, I'm ALL THE TIME surprised and amazed as I'm pretty sure most of you are too.
So without knowing why, I've decided to go on Instagram and follow accounts dedicated to cars. I began with accounts related to the only one Land Rover Defender, my dream car: Defender Life Style, Land Rover Remix, Island Rover, Surf Side 4x4, Instajeepthing, Daily Overland and then I added some more diverse accounts: Classiccaraddict, Classic.porsches, Break Berline, Alpine Planet or The Ferrarist...
And little by little, I've discovered how great was the experience of checking some beautiful interesting content. I have to admit, Instagram made me realize how classic cars are beautiful with accounts like aschots, Classic Car Voyage, 356 Mafia, Rodemory, ValveandPiston, United Gears, The Oldest Car and BeverlyHillsCarClub, SR Bychkov, Classic Car Ratings, Classic Cars Lovers, Car Vintage, Back To Classics, Classic Driver...
Also! As I'm more using twitter than Instagram, I've been following a lot of different accounts related to classic cars: Lienhard Racing Fotografie, Fast & Ferocious, DriveHaard, Belles Italiennes, Rinoire, Ms Retro, Classic Car Curation, Bourdyot, Old School Muscle Cars, Car and Classic, Vivid Cloud of War, Alvis Car Company...
And then, I thought: well, with all these great cars on Instagram, I should be able to find the perfect one? But I wasn't: because it's not only by looking at pictures on Instagram that you will find the greatest car you love.
So I began to think about a website where I could find any car ever produced on earth to compare different models, from different makes, in different countries and periods. And this is how everycars.co came to life. It took me several weeks to come up with a first round of data, found on several websites with lists of cars, descriptions, and production years...
And I've grouped all those information on a single website allowing me to select criteria to qualify which model of car will suit my needs in terms of Classic Car Project I want to be involved in. So now on this website, there are around 2.800 models with minimum information: Description, production years, seats, category, average quotation, number produced...
And one of the most important elements is the picture! And this is where social media are playing a great role: everycars is allowing users to repost their pictures from social media on the website to showcase their art. And by doing so, users are directly creating a redirect link to their social media page 😊
So here we are: we already have several users which have already asked to share their pictures on everycars.co and create a backlink to their social media page. You can also do it, we are waiting for you 😉
For example, this is a picture made by our bro from Cars Up :
Which is now displayed on everycars 🤩with a redirect link on his social media profile!
So, if you want to share your pictures on everycars, you just need to:
Create an account on everycars.co
Send me an email at email@example.com
Tweet me @PiemGChaps