I have this weird habit. I sign up for things when they are first released (like Facebook, Tumblr, etc.) and don't actually start using them for months or sometimes years. I was one of the first subscribers to Facebook way back when no one knew what it was, including me. My account just sat there untouched for about 2 years. Then when it started picking up momentum and people were talking about "that Facebook thing" I suddenly remembered, "Oh yeah, I think I have one of those accounts!"
I do this all the time. I did it with Instagram. I signed up for Instagram a long time ago but didn't quite "get it". But eventually I caught on and now I just plain 'ole love it!
For those of you still in the dark, Instagram is an app for your smart phone that allows you to upload pictures and share with other viewers. But that is a WAY simplified explanation because Instagram is so much more than that. Instagram gives you opportunities, straight from the app, to take photos, add artistic filters, add tags and more. You can make your account public or private so you can decide who sees your photos. Of course my account is linked to this website and public for all to see/share so go ahead and pop over to my feed to get a peek at Instagram at work!
Here are a few of the photos you will see there:
There are lots of food related pictures on my feed, like the above post-it note with my scribbles on it. That is exactly how I create recipes.... scratches on post-it notes.
But those scribbles turned into this delightful stuffed pork loin!
I made a quick but delicious chicken dinner, so I shared it on Instagram. Because that's me in a nutshell. Cooking...eating...feeding the masses.
I also share things like my nature walks.
A handful of wild flowers or an old feather off a guinea hen are things I share. In an often unlovely world, I am fascinated by lovely things when I see them.
And sometimes I share completely random stuff. Like when my ice cream mochi exploded all over my shirt and jeans.
Coincidentally, Facebook recently bought Instagram so I'm not sure how it will change in the coming months but for now I really enjoy sharing my photos and seeing my friends photos. I"d love to see yours too!! Just search for careypowell and click "follow" or leave a comment here and let me know your "handle" on Instagram!
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