Thursday, May 30, 2013

For the love of Instagram

This morning, while sipping coffee and flipping through a few of my favorite blogs, I spotted this article featuring a documentary about Instagram. As somewhat of an Instagram addict myself, I made sure to watch the flick online and found it interesting enough to share. Instagram is not only a creative inspiration but also my favorite way of sharing bits and pieces of life online (that are often featured on this blog of mine!)

Social media continues to amaze (and at times overwhelm) me daily but Instagram is definitely one of the most influential platforms that's clearly reflected throughout the experience of others. A common theme throughout the film is community and that's exactly where I fall within the realm of using social media. 

For me, Instagram is a simple, magical tool for capturing and sharing daily moments. 
Living abroad has changed the dynamics of my friendships so immensely and social media whether it's keeping up with old friends back home or connecting with new pals around the world.

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it." 
-Roald Dahl

I've always had a passion for film photography and although it would be fantastic to find darkroom access here in Amsterdam (any suggestions, friends??). Today's technology has formed another  medium for sharing meaningful moments, unexpected adventures and small lovely bits of the day. That's exactly why I love this app as much as I do! 

Here are a few of personal favorite snaps from my account (@lilywanderlust)
You can follow along here 

Do you find yourself posting constantly or does it freak you out to have so much shared online? My Dutchman is completely uninterested in social media (that's why you'll never see him on my blog) but I'm kind of in the middle. I love photography and keeping in touch with my friends but sometimes I'd like to share a moment but only specifically with others and in that case, I'll skip uploading it because the timeless online archive kind of weirds me out and sometimes I wonder what will happen our digital bazaar in the future (eak!) but that's a discussion for another day...

So, what are your thoughts? Are you an Instagram fan too or do you have another favorite?
Is there something specific which inspires you to share online? I'd love to know! 


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