What’s that about?
We have finally joined yet another social network. This time, it's Instagram.
|Our profile pic for Instagram|
A portrait of the Husband, painted by the dort
I’m not entirely sure why, except that the dort decided it would be a good idea.
She and I were sitting on the bed, messing about, watching bad tv, and generally spending some time together on her weekend off. It was nice. It’s always so nice when it’s nice.
The dort doesn’t do a lot of social networking; she’s far too busy. She does, however, use Instagram. It’s the modern age in images. Kids are good at that stuff. With the advent of the mobile phone with a decent built in camera, kids take photos without giving it a second thought, and discard them just as easily. Photographs are ephemeral to them.
Taking photos when we were kids was a big deal. Cameras, film and processing were all pretty expensive, film took time to process and the results were not remotely reliable; they couldn’t be altered either. Photographs were held carefully by the corners with clean fingers and put into albums, often with annotations. Photos were taken on holidays and special occasions. We were dressed in our best and said ‘cheese’ or ‘porridge’ for the camera.
It’s just not like that any more.
So, the husband and I now have an Instagram account @VincentAbnett.
Here’s my problem: I haven’t got the first clue what to do with it. I can’t just keep banging up selfies and pictures of the husband at his desk. That could get very old very fast.
So, for all you lovely readers who know about this stuff, how does this work? What makes a good Instagram pic? What do you like to see? Who do you like to follow? What the hell do we do next?
I’m serious! Tell me! Clue me in!
We’re all about the words.
I know I put pics up on here, but I really started doing that because I read a blog about blogs that suggested it was a good idea, and, let’s face it, it’s not that hard to find a pic to go with words when there’s a theme right there in front of me. What’s tough for me is telling a story with one picture.
I rarely use the camera on my phone. It doesn’t come naturally to me, and it’s even more rare for me to take a selfie.
I did try to take a picture of the dort to put on Instagram, yesterday, but she wouldn’t let me. It turns out she doesn’t like having her picture taken.
Makes me wonder what the hell she puts up on Instagram. Perhaps I should follow her... No, maybe not... I’ve never invaded my kids’ privacy on the social networks, and I’m not about to start now.