Monday, June 11, 2012

10 on the 10th: instagram

i got my "smartphone" back in october and chose the android over the iphone for various reasons.  the only thing i felt i was truly missing out on without the iphone was the instagram app.  all the cool kids had it.  normally i don't much care about being a cool kid, but the fun photo treatments they used were calling my name.  how thrilled was i when bridgette informed me that instagram was coming to the android?!  happy day.  just look at that!  the humble thistle never looked so amazing.

i quickly learned that instagram was so much more than just cool photo effects.  it's a quick and fun way to tell your friend that her son was teaching your son how to play chicken.

it's also easily accessible across all the social networking forums.  on one little screen i can send thoughts to my instagram, twitter, and facebook friends.  easy peasy.

i believe it must be the most accessible social networking site as well since it was actually designed for the phone instead of being designed for the computer and then made to work on the phone.  and goodness.  i totally have my phone with me all the time these days.  no more boring minutes in my world.  ha.

one of my favorite things i'm discovering about it is that it's a great way to document those moments that i would normally forget.  like last sunday in church g asked for the bulletin and a pen.  i thought he was going to draw on it like he'd do as a little guy, but no.  he was checking off all the things we'd already done in the service.  ha.  he was happy to be checking off so many until he got towards the end and realized we were at the long one.  ha ha.  and it's all documented on instagram.

i also love that i don't miss as many moments because i don't have a camera handy.  like i said.  my phone is practically glued to my person.  yes i'm addicted.  not to actually answering it though, lol.

with instagram i can share my thoughts in words and pictures.  i mean wow.  i normally wouldn't have gotten the picture of this amazing cloud formation for the reason mentioned above.  but i did.  and then i can share with all my peeps what an amazing world i think we live in.

instagram tricks me into looking at my everyday mundane world with fresh eyes.  like today i took a pic of me and g's shoes drying on the balcony.  i was floored to realize there's not much difference in our sizes anymore.  my boy is getting so big.

instagram is a fun conversation starter.  like everyone from my generation has something to say about g playing "boombox" with our ipad.  and if that doesn't get you talking, the look on pepito's face will.

so that's what's up this month.  a last minute 10 on the 10th all about my current instagram addiction.  thanks for the fun idea of 10 on the 10th shimelle.  :)


  1. Nice photos! I have yet to get instagram on my iPhone, but I'm closing to caving in...

  2. Love this post - I am such an Instagram fan! I agree that it helps me to capture and remember moments that would otherwise be lost.

  3. I am enjoying Instagram, I use it with my iPod touch, it is a great way to keep it touch.

  4. I have a Blackberry. Sulk sulk.

  5. Great pics! I love the one in the pool, and the one of the cloud, great moments captured. I'm just getting into instagram. I'm now following you on there! x