For a while now people have been telling me that I really need to get on Instagram. I’ve resisted up until now for a couple of reasons.
First of all, it’s not like I have a bunch of spare time on my hands to learn a new medium. I’m pretty busy with the day job, the gardening, the garage saling, the socializing (thanks again for that amazing pool day bff), the furniture painting and of course the blog writing.
Second of all, I needed to upgrade my phone first. It’s embarrassing to admit, but I had an ancient windows phone that was not very compatible with Instagram or anything else for that matter.
OK, it wasn’t quite that bad, but close.
So not only did I have to learn how to use Instagram, but I also had to learn how to use a new phone.
And then there is the square photo format. Not really a big deal, unless you are used to composing all of your shots for a rectangular format. Suddenly you have to start thinking about how they will look as a square. Lots of my photos are totally wrong for turning into a square.
But I bit the bullet last week and purchased a new phone. Once I had the basics down, like being able to answer a call, I decided to download the Instagram app. Just to explore what it was like.
I set up my account, qisforquandie, and then I followed some of my favorites; missmustardseed, vibekedesign, dreamywhiteslifestyle, savvycityfarmer, lizmariegalvan and frenchcountrycottage.
And you know what I discovered? Turns out Instagram is like porn for blog readers. Let’s face it, it’s all about looking at the pictures with very limited text. It’s total eye candy.
And it all looks so pretty on my new phone, it was hard not be sucked in.
As they say, #resistanceisfutile, #youwillbeassimilated, #wearetheinstagram.
Any other trekkies out there?
Anyway, it’s official, I’m on Instagram. No worries at this point, I have no plans to give up blogging. If you still want some substance with your pretty pictures, you need more than Instagram.
But if you are already assimilated, I hope you’ll follow me on Instagram. And if any of you have favorites that you follow, let me know. I can always use a little more eye candy in my life.