Imgur is home to amazing creators, contributors, and talented people galore. Today’s post showcases just a few of those excellent Imgurians to get to know better and add to your Following list. “Following list, you say?” Before we begin, let’s review the following feature.
Following allows you to keep up with all of the posts made by your favorite contributors. When you follow an Imgurian, their new posts will appear in the ‘Following’ tab, which you can access anytime in the main menu of the app. All posts from people and tags you follow can be found here. You’ll also be notified if any of their posts reach Most Viral so you can cheer them on!
You may find yourself asking, “How do I follow someone?” On Imgur, the plus sign (+) next to someone’s username means follow. Tapping that icon will transform the + to a checkmark, which confirms that you have successfully followed them. You can do this from their profile directly or on any post. (Pro tip: you can do the same for tags!).
Now that you’re up to speed on the following feature, let’s start the showcase!
Imgurian AdorkaStock began making stock for her own pose reference material for her work as an artist and illustrator. Her posts contain an array of unique poses for her fellow artists to reference in their own works.
*What made you start pose-ting to Imgur?*
Hehe. Pose-ting. My team suggested that there were a lot of creative people and artists on Imgur that might find my work useful, and it turned out to be true! I had used Imgur in the past, but I actually didn’t know about the community aspects of the site before starting with the regular posts.
*What was your inspiration for that style of content?*
I have aphantasia, so I’m unable to visualize in my head. This is confusing to explain to people, but basically, I can’t ‘think in pictures.’ So as an artist, that means I have to work a lot from references – usually photos of the things I want to draw. When I first started drawing, I was using other people’s photos, but I quickly realized I’d get the poses I want a lot faster if I just took them of myself. I started modeling for my own drawings, then friends started asking for poses, and it just kind of evolved over time into this interesting job I have.
*Have you considered collaborating with any Imgurian artists? If so, who? If not, would you?*
Oh yes, definitely. @ComcastLover and I have a pretty good thing going with some amazing interpretations of my poses in classic ComcastLover style. And a few people have mentioned that doing something with @GrateArtiste would be really cool!
*How has the Imgur experience affected you? Has it had an impact on your process at all?*
Oh, it’s been SUPER fun. The first time I went to the FP it was such a shock. And it’s always interesting to see what types of poses get attention. When choosing a pose to post there’s an element of, “Will they like it? Will it be a hit?” You just never know what people are going to get excited or mad about!
Imgurian VHSMan is a treasure trove of throwbacks to a simpler time. After spending some time taking inventory of his expansive VHS collection, VHSMan decided to share these memories with us and deliver sweet shots of nostalgia on a weekly basis. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation.
*Why VHSMan? I guess BetaMaxMan doesn’t ring the same, does it?*
Growing up my family had quite the Beta collection. My dad was a big fan of Beta and it just didn’t work out for him in the long run. Sometime in the early 2000s the player broke. The tapes should still be at my dad’s house somewhere, so I suppose BetaMaxMan is still a possibility at some point.
*Why did you choose the path of the throwback?*
I started recording the Simpsons as it originally aired when I was a kid. I’d record each week’s episode and over the course of time it added up to a lot of tapes. Growing up I watched these tapes all the time. Rewatching them now is such a comfort. It’s a time machine back to an easier time. I had all these tapes, but I wasn’t sure how many episodes I had managed to record. I started going through the tapes to determine what was on each one and document my collection.
The tapes featuring old commercials really stood out. The nostalgia was oozing out of these tapes, and I started recording some to send to people. Anyone can go watch hours of commercials if they want online, but I wanted to share mine in a different way. That’s when I started to build sets around the TV. I wanted it to feel like you were in someone’s basement watching old VHS tapes with them. That’s the vibe I try to capture. I try to squeeze as much nostalgia as I can into each post. It’s fun for me, and I hope others enjoy it.
*Would you say your content is well received? Why do you think so?*
I like to think people enjoy what I post. Some of it is enjoyed more so than others. I think the nostalgia resonates with people. During the times we’re living in, it’s nice to think back to an easier time of watching fast food commercials on TV and not having a care in the world.
*What is your favorite part about Imgur?*
The feedback from other Imgurians. They aren’t afraid to be honest about their opinions on content. I learned to record footage in landscape from feedback. Genuine raw feedback is motivating.
For nearly two years, Imgurian leifericson793 has shared his daily adventures as a trucker in the A Day in the Life of a Trucker series. From turned-over trucks spilling beer in the street to gas pumps showing all sixes, you never know what surprises you’re going to see on the road. Recently we spoke to leifericson793 about his Imgurney.
*What drove you (see what we did there?) to Imgur? Did you lurk before you jumped in?*
My girlfriend @kittyreaper was an Imgurian and told me about Imgur. She used to find a whole bunch of stuff on Imgur, either funny stuff, stories, newsworthy content, etc. So I sort of knew what Imgur was without actually using it.
*What made you decide to post your daily routine as a trucker?*
“My girlfriend kept telling me for weeks on end that I should make a post about “a day about trucking,” saying it might interest people. Might even catch. She’s the only reason why these “A day in the life of a trucker” posts exist in the first place. She was the initial spark.
If I remember correctly my first post was on January 6 or 7, 2020. Over time, I kept improving the way I tell the stories. The way I create the content. Most of the time, as I take my pictures and videos during the day, I already know where I’m going with this. I have a background in broadcast television journalism – I actually studied in that field and even worked five years in community TV… I started as a cameraman. So, pictures, framing, image composition, storyboards, continuity, that’s where I’m from.”
*How has the Imgur community impacted you?*
Seeing stuff, reading stories, anecdotes, comments, ideas, tales, and whatnot from people from all over the world in a very friendly and respectful way helped me have a better idea of the struggles some might have living elsewhere on the globe. And I love the “no selfie” thing. As it is more about the content one person can bring rather than just the envelope ‘look at me.’
*Do you follow anyone? If so, who is your favorite person or people to follow?*
Which Imgurians do you enjoy following? You never know, they may even be picked for the next showcase!