This week was one of my most pleasurable weeks online that I’ve had in a long time.
I had fun.
I played around on Instagram, an easy-to-use photo social media app that is on my phone, taking random photos of Queens and Manhattan. And when I say “played around,” I mean I PLAYED AROUND, focusing on the activity, not on the trappings of who, what, or where. And I enjoyed playing around with other individuals who were having fun, not jockeying for position or pimping posts.
Instagram will eventually be ruined too, going the same way as every other social media application. People will notice who is and who is not following them. A marketing company will create a list of the Top 50 Instagram Moms. A professional photographer will write a manifesto with rule #1 being: no more photos of your lunch.
But for now, I am clueless. I’m not a photographer. I don’t care if you follow me or not. I’m not even sure I will continue using this app next week. But this week, I enjoyed seeing YOUR photos of your kids, dogs, patio chairs, and what you had for lunch.
Thanks for inviting me over!
Next week, I will return to blogging and Twitter. Maybe my week of photography will inspire me to have fun again online.
see my recent instagram photos on Flickr