Tuesday, 23 June 2015


It would seem, yet again, that I am not on trend.
'Twas ever thus
 Ali yesterday
and Elise just last week.
Jamie wrote about it as well.
Granted, three of them are small business owners, 
so I can see the attraction for them.
No such thing as bad publicity and all that.
What am I talking about?
The pull of Instagram.
~ #coldtea ~
Am I missing something?
I just don't see the point of it.
Not for the 99.9% of the population who are 
going about their everyday mundane business.  
Hearing people talking about hashtag this
 and hashtag that leaves me cold.
I'm willing to listen to your reasons of why I should be on Instagram.
Really, I am.
It's just that I'm content with not being on trend.
If it's all the same to you.


Liz said...

What's Instagram??????

Margaret J said...

?????????? Does anyone actually talk any more?

Missus Wookie said...

I'm a small business owner and don't see the point either :)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Carrie and I have mentioned more than once how we wish you were on Instagram so I am happy to chime in on this conversation. :o) I felt the same way at first - didn't feel the need for ANOTHER form of social media. But it is by far my most favorite sector of all. I enjoy Instagram for the creative way I can format my photos - zooming in/out, sometimes applying a filter - and then there's the caption part! I love coming up with (sometimes) clever captions. I do use a few hashtags but not always, and when I do I don't go overboard with them. The other part I love about Instagram is that I see in my feed only the users I want to see. It's not like Facebook where you see everything your friends like, etc, etc, plus all those ads. I feel like Instagram has deepened my relationship with the people I follow and who follow me back - blog friends (!!!), my nieces and nephews, my girl. Ahhh! I do wish you would try it out! The app is free and it's easy to use and I really think you would be hooked if you gave it a chance.

I'll look forward to your blog post a month from now on how much you love Instagram. ;o)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

PS: You can see my feed here: https://instagram.com/paperturtle/

Melissa said...

I'm not on Instagram either as I think it would be just one more social media platform to peruse. However, I have noticed the abundance of others who absolutely love it! In several of her podcast, Elise encourages small business owners to find the social media platform they enjoy & use that (also considering where your customers might be "hanging out").

debs14 said...

Don't knock it 'til you've tried it! I echo what the other Deb says, and if you want to find me I'm Debs14.
The hashtags are a fun way of grouping pictures together like entries for Rinda's scavenger hunt, everyone uses the same hashtag and you can easily see what other people are sharing under the same http://debs14.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/summer-of-colour-week-3.html

Abi said...

I'm with the Debs! Give it a try. I think instagram is totally what you want it to be because you choose who you follow and who follows you. Therefore it can be fun personal snapshots, or arty stuff or a mix. I personally despise hashtags and will only ever use one when its for something like Rinda's scavenger hunt. For me Instagram is another way for me to be creative and for doing sort of 'mini blogging'. I often use photos to start off a story on instagram and that often translates back to my blog.

helena said...

I'm a recent convert and am enjoying it. I started when I started a 100 day visual challenge and wanted to share my daily creation but I did not want to blog about it every day and Instagram works and the hashtag for the challenge meant I could find other people doing the challenge and they could find me. Same thing for the scavenger hunt.

Sian said...

I'm not on instagram. I don't think I'd have time for blogging and instagramming. BUT I think I'm the only Gossamer Blue girl who isn't..

Ladkyis said...

I have found, over the years, that I can manage three destinations on my puter before my head explodes (It doesn't really but sometimes it feels like it). I have a genealogy forum that I have been a moderator on since it started in 2004, Blogger - nuff said, and FB where I play scrabble with some bookcrossing friends and chat with some LARP friends and keep contact with my children and cousins when they are far away.
I would have to drop one of those to take up another and I simply don't want to.

Patio Postcards said...

In my personal life I am with you on this Ruth, I have to use all the technologies in my working life, so maybe there's the rub, I "have" to all day, when I get home I "want" to do less.

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