It's my 1-month Instagram anniversary or - as seasoned Instagrammers would say - my #instaversary
! 📷📸😁 Today is dark and dreary but here's a #latergram
from just a couple of weeks ago when the leaves were on fire. I've never been a social media aficionado, so I've found the Instagram interface a simple and pleasing platform to see what our friends and family are up to. As a result, I find myself sharing more about what #kathymayandsilas
are up to! Plus, I can easily cross-post to Facebook. Whether or not my followers appreciate my random thoughts and pictures as much as I do is unclear, but it's been a fun experience so far! I've used more emojis in the past 30 days than the rest of my cumulative life. 😉😜😆 Thanks to people like @lil814
for explaining things like #hashtags
. (Hint: You just put "insta" in front of anything you want to say. Or just make it up because no one cares!) It's about time I jumped on the bandwagon, I guess. I distinctly remember a conversation with @janicej0509
years ago, when she answered my question, "What's Instagram?" To think there ever was a time I didn't know the answer. Since it started in 2010, Instagram has added about 100 million users annually. In 2012, it was bought by Facebook for an astounding $1 billion (though still remains independently managed). And it's still growing! Clearly it'll become one of *the* apps of the generation. I'm loving Instagram so far, and 🥂 here's to the months to come!