I am really not one for social media. I have stated before that until I started writing my Exquisitely Unremarkable articles, I did not have an internet presence whatsoever. Of course, the powers at be all said that I needed to get on Twitter and Facebook and Google+ immediately and so I did, albeit reluctantly.
I jumped in head first, posted, shared, liked and tweeted, but it clearly was not for me. While I am still there, I have to say that I don't share much or interact on those sites very often. I may add a link to my latest post, but I figure that unless I have something really amazing to say that's going to be adding some great value to the conversation at large, why bother?
I stick to sharing here and that's really just about as social as I want to be.
However recently, I have fallen head over heels for Instagram. It is very similar to Pinterest, my other love, with all those stunning shots. I am an extremely visual person, I love taking photographs and looking at gorgeous images, so it's a perfect fit.
I started out with an account to monitor what my kids were up to, but pretty soon, I found my own fun, posting photos like the black and white one above. I find that I have greater freedom on Instagram when it comes to what I share. They are mostly photos that I would really have no reason to post here on my site. For example, I took that shot of the pillows stacked on a chair in my bedroom, because I liked the way the light was streaming into the room that morning. There is no tutorial and I am not giving you any decor advice, so there is no point to share it here.
Yet on Instagram, my pillows become art. There's no need for explanations or reasons to post, unless I want to. I can just snap away and share. It's a fabulous creative outlet and I am smitten.
I love looking at other people's photos, as well. I follow a few fellow bloggers along with people who do not blog. It's like flipping through a lovely magazine, each page filled with the most interesting and inspiring pictures. It's right up my alley.
What I love most is that my feed is totally customizable. Last week, I wrote about the lack of color in many of today's home decor magazines. On Instagram, I can search for colorful rooms and find them in a jiffy. My entire feed is whatever I make it.
I have to be honest though, I do not follow a lot of people. I am very picky about what I want to see. I don't play the follow for a follow game on any social media platform and Instagram is no exception. I like to watch flowers, beach scenes and fabulously styled home decor go by. I crave pithy saying and interesting quotes. I giggle at delicious babies and cute furry faces and I am awed by nature in all its glory.
If you share any of those things, I would love to check out your profile. Leave it in the comments and I will pop by for a peek.
If you would like to see what I am posting, you can check out my profile at https://instagram.com/exquisitelyunremarkable/.
After all, I may not be very social, but every girl needs a few friends...and if you come bearing pretty pictures, even better!
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