I love Instagram! I'd say it's my favorite social media platform. That said, I am a firm believer that you should only spend a lot of time on the platforms you love.

I'd also say that if you are joining IG as a writing account primarily, you'll seriously miss out on an amazing community of readers on there. I am on Instagram first and foremost, as a reader. I post pictures of books, talk about books, post mini reviews, and have met so many amazing and passionate readers that way. We've formed a sci-fi book club, host discussions, and generally have a lot of fun. The "Bookstagram" community is great, and very supportive at promoting books. It's not the place for excessive self promo, as you won't get anywhere with that, but what it IS good for is making friends with readers who might one day love your book. It's highly worth joining in my opinion, but you'll only get out of it what you're willing to put in.

If you do get on there, DM me and I'll add ya! (I'm carissawrites on there)