I am feeling old. I think 30 is the year at which every new technology gets hard or something. I just joined Instagram and I think it will be fun but I'm also sure I'm kinda out the loop and a bit overwhelmed. I don't remember feeling this way about any other social media. I didn't stick with Twitter but it just wasn't a good fit for me. In other words, it was them, not me. This feels like me.
It probably doesn't help that any time I look for help I get articles like "how to take the perfect flat picture" or "how to build your business on instagram." Blogging is not a business for me and I could care less about flat pictures of the latte I'm not drinking or the new clothes I'm not buying. I just want to have more encouragement to capture all the sweet but all too fleeting moments with my kids while I can. And to share with you all our fun times and to continue to be a part of the community I've wedged myself into. So my goals are clear and I think Instagram can be a useful part of that but how? Another blogger I had followed pretty much stopped blogging but continues to feed her Instagram to her blog and I had originally planned to do that (the feeding the post part, not the stop blogging part :-). So I could keep up blogging consistency but not worry about posting as many big thoughtful posts when I don't have the time to do that. I love those because its my brain dump but they will have to be less frequent. But I'm wondering now if that's redundant if most of the people that read the blog will also follow me on instagram? So keep them separate (except for my name)? Install a widget so you can see my instagram pictures on the blog? That will only work if you read from the actual site but how many of you are feedly readers? I love feedly but most you use a reader or come straight here? Ahh! To many decisions.
Feel free to offer advice or suggestions. I have quite a few followers (on the blog, not instagram) but not very many commenters (except on my book posts! Yay! That made me so happy!) so if you do take the time to comment, you have a big influence on me.
Oh, and it just occured to me that maybe you'd like to follow me on instagram (see, new to this!). I'm brc_mackenzie. And if that didn't tip you off to my newness, head over to my feed and see Lucy in three different pictures (on three different days!) but the same outfit. An real Instagram wife would never have made that mistake.