Wednesday, September 12, 2012


So Instagram. What's the deal?

About a month ago, I took the plunge and upgraded my super awesome 5.5 year old cell phone, and got a smart phone. Do I need a smart phone? No. Not even a little bit. Although, we have used it to help get directions once or twice. And it has helped me pass some time in a traffic jam and while I am waiting for people. One perk of a smart phone is Instagram. I was so excited to be a part of this Instagram cool club. I had seen my Facebook blowing up with Instagram pictures and I had seen tons of bloggers doing Instagram link-ups and saying things like "if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen..."

But now that I have it, I don't get it. I mean, I sort of do. Take a picture, put a cool effect on it, post it. But what is Instagram worthy? How do I find all you cool people? I am noticing some people hashtag their pictures. Should I be doing this? What are the hashtag rules? Ooh! How do I do a collage for Instagram? So many questions!

Just recently I have been interacting more on Instagram with a couple of other bloggers, which is cool. I don't Twitter, I mean I don't Tweet. Maybe someday, but I need to figure this bad boy out first.

Follow me on Instagram! caseys_adventures


Makaila said...

Yes. Yes. Casey. Instagram is the Bomb Diggity. BOMB. I'm an Android user too, so new to it too and learning it, but I LOVE it. It's prob my very favorite "social" media/sharing app

hash tag: Yes. Follow and Interact: Yes!

I'm off to find you!

Angi said...

I love Instagram!! I'm headed to find you/follow you! My username is AngiC10!

Jen said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the walkabout!! :) I'm still not getting the whole instagram thing. Maybe eventually it will happen. :)

Jen @
The Adventures of our Army Life

Anonymous said...

Get the app InstaPicFrame or Instaframe for the collages. And hashtag things to link your pics w other similar pics for people to find you and follow you. I only have like 4 people other than you that I actually know that follow me, and the rest follow from seeing my pics. It's so fun!! I hope you get into it and really enjoy it :D


Jane said...

I use an app called photogrid to make collages. I wasn't all aboard the Instagram train at first but now I'm obsessed, just ask my husband. I like hashtags. It's fun for me to find other people with the same dogs as me, or who go to the same places, interested in the same things, etc.

I'm follow you! (Taingamala)

Sarah said...

Oooh, I love Instagram! I think I loved it before it became the "cool thing" because I have a ton of pictures from a while back that no one "liked." (I refuse to believe they were that bad.) =P I don't think there are hashtag rules...on Instagram OR twitter. I love it because it's a quick way to see what all my favorite people are up to! And, ok, to share cute pics of my baby girl. Sue me. ;-)

Thanks for linking up for the Wednesday Walkabout!

Sarah from GI Joe's Wife