For some time I’ve been trying to think of a way to share the interesting and beautiful things I encounter in life without posting photos of the sunset to this blog. I’ve posted photos to Twitter, but that darn thing moves so fast, and even though it allows photos, its primary function is not visual. I’ve tried Flickr, but things tend to just sit with no interaction from other users. My photos are not “pretty” enough for Pinterest. And forget Facebook. I’d delete my account if not for the little bit of traffic it generates for The Vintage Traveler.
On a whim, I decided to try Instagram. I had been determined not to like it because I hated whenever they stopped their photos from being seen on twitter. But I set up an account to see what all the fuss was about, posted a few photos and was really surprised when I immediately had people responding. It is mainly visual, but the amount of interaction was encouraging.
Best of all, unlike Pinterest and Tumblr, there are very few issues with copyright. The photos come from users’ smartphones, not from the web. It’s a great way to see the interesting things that are going on in the lives of web friends.
If you have an Instagram account, I’d love a follow. If not, you can still see the photos I post by clicking the “View on Instagram” link on the right.