Are you familiar with the Dollstagrams on Instagram?
There are accounts for almost any type of doll you can think of –
including: Barbie dolls, American Girl dolls, Blythe dolls, Ball Jointed Dolls and even Flatsy dolls.
There are also Instagrammers – that are using dolls – as if they are real people – to tell a story.
The most popular dollstagram like this – is BarbieStyle with over two million followers.
Yep, that’s correct. I said two million. “How is that possible,” you ask? Her bio discloses that she is a public figure and designed to inspire. She travels, kills it at flat lays, and has a lifestyle that other social media influencers envy: fashion, friends, and fun. Barbie has always lead a life of plastic perfection and instagram suits her perfectly. She rocks social media.
BarbieStyle is not the only doll account out there. The hashtag #dollstagram has nearly three million posts and represents a wide variety of dolls.
My BarbieGetsReal dollstagram has given me an opportunity to be a part of a unique community that even has it’s own vocabulary.
Dollstagram Vocabulary Words:
Dollstagram – an Instagram account where you post photos of your dolls.
Dollgraphical – using a doll to tell your story
Dollgraphy – photos of dolls
Dollgraphers – photographers of dolls
Dollgraphics – photos and videos of dolls
Dolleagues – your circle of friends in the dollstagram community. (Thanks Rockin_professor_dolls)
Why are these words popping up?
Because of the popularity of Instagrammers – that are using dolls – as if they are real people – to tell a story.
With the popularity of these dollstagrams –
and the unique, creative ways that these dollgraphers are finding to use dollgraphics dollgraphically – I think dollgraphy will become even more popular. Thanks, to all my dolleagues, for teaching me so many fun words. Did I miss any words? Please comment below.
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***For further reading – A while back, I wrote a blog in rebuttal to a New York Times article about Dollstagrams.