According to my Instagram account I have posted 1911 photos and my very first post was 159 weeks ago. Who knew?
For those who aren’t familiar, Instagram is a photo app for smartphones. Wikipedia describes it as follows:
“ Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. Users can also apply digital filters to their images. “
I’m not ashamed; I quite enjoy using Instagram and have posted many pics only there. Also, many I’ve shared to Facebook, too. And yes, I have posted food pics, again not ashamed, because so have many of the people on there that I’m “Following”, and I’ve enjoyed seeing their pics, too.
Yes, I’ve posted many, many “Throw Back Thursday” photos, aka #TBT, too. Again, I love to see ones that others post. If I do use a hashtag it usually has some meaning, but every once in a while I’ll use a funny one just for the sake of laughing. Like on Sunday:
I’m not exactly sure why I’m writing about this today, except that I thought that I’d look back over my account for my all-time favorite Instagrams and share them here with friends and family who aren’t “on there”…
My profile is set to Private, so it is not generally seen by anyone outside of my Instagram Followers list. In order to see my pics you have to send me a “request” from your app. I post a lot of family, so I did this.
This also sometimes (for us older folk) results in a pretty low number of said Followers. However you can always view the latest posts here on my blog where four show up on the right side bar.
I don’t know what it would be like to open it up to the public, probably no different for me. Many companies, businesses and people use them to promote their products or their work, though. And following them is as easy as a search and a click.
Most celebrities have them, some seem run by “their people” while others seem personal. It can be fun to see these candid shots of what others, famous or not, are up to right in the moment.
It’s true, IG is yet another place to catalog the memories and the precious moments of your life, as well as share them. It’s photo-loging. You can “Like” pics similar to Facebook, and you can comment on them. You can click on hashtags and go to where all other pics that have that same hashtag are grouped together.
A large amount of posts have been travel pics and it’s been fun to post here:
I’ve posted pics and video from concerts and special events:
Holiday memories are some of my faves:
Snaps of our pets:
Food creations made at home:
And food creations made elsewhere…yum:
Fun and funny shots that made me chuckle or smile:
Local snaps that caught my eye:
And the classics…#ThrowBackThursday:
Thank you to the guys who created Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger! It’s been fun. The new filters are fun, too…I just need to take the time to get to know them.
***Thanks for having a look today. My blog turns 1 years old tomorrow. It’s been a fun year, thanks to all who have read along. And for all the support and feedback, the comments and especially the long (& short) private messages and emails. Many times over I’ve been brought to tears by them. I cherish every one! Onward I will go…thanks to You***
Raina K Morton May 5 2015
HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO, y’all!
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