100%Why not do both? If he or anyone else is going to shoot photos its not hard to post on a forum and IG, plus you get both audiences. Also IG only allows 10 photos per post so there's that problem if you want to share a ton of photos. And it's not easy to get followers like it used to be. When I bought the Off Road Action website the Facebook account quickly grew from under 10k to 100k within a year or two. That was back in 2012/2013. Then Facebook changed their algorithms and whatever else behind the scenes and the growth suddenly stopped because they wanted you to pay for likes. And its been hovering around 100k for a few years now. I've noticed the same on IG since FB bought it. And similar situations for the RDC and Dezert People social accounts.
I agree that many people sign up here and don't post, or it takes awhile for them to start posting. You don't need to be a forum user to browse these threads but there are a couple areas like Purple where you need to be.
I'm sure you know this but RDC is not just a forum. We have tons of great content on the homepage (race coverage, feature vehicles), plus results/maps(yes those are in the forum) and the classifieds. Many people browse those daily and don't participate in the forum.
I enjoy this site. Bought my first sand car off the classified section here over 10 years ago. Have been a loooong time lurker but have recently created an acct and tried to engage in the forum section (Maybe too much as I’m sure I’ve already irritated a few of y’all )
This site is great. I enjoy it. Just stating that for OP there are likely better options to utilize when sharing photos. Agree to disagree is ok with me