I was on blogbattical for the last two months, but rest easy friends for I have returned. Moving and starting a new semester can be tiresome and doesn’t lend itself to producing hilarious rhetoric about the clothes I’m wearing. However, the storm has calmed and my life has returned to the boring, facade of happiness that fabricated this site in the first place.
I return to you with the last two months in Instagram. A quick refresher on my life and the things that I think are important enough to record.
There you have it. A snapshot, or several, of my life for the last two months.
There is something else that I would like to discuss with you fine gentlefolk, though. Recently, while checking the hundreds of notifications that I receive on Instagram, I noticed a message reading I now have my own online Instagram profile. How convenient, I thought. Those who aren’t living to their full potential by owning an iPhone now have the chance to experience the epitome of hip; how gracious of the big brothers of Instagram.
However, upon giving the development some thought, I began to question the charitable act of spreading Instagram throughout the web and wondered if it would, in some way, cheapen the app that so many egomaniacs, myself included, have embraced world-wide. What was it about the app that made it so popular in the first place? Is it the photo editing abilities? The chance to vicariously live through an idol? The simplicity of the design? Or, was it the exclusivity that came with only being able to access the photo sharing app if you owned an iPhone? If it is fact the latter, what will releasing the app to the world wide web do?
It’s still to early to tell and I haven’t quite decided how I feel about the online component of Instagram, but I’d love to hear what you guys think.
Are you happy with the change? And most importantly, what does this mean for blogging? Weigh in via a comment and let’s hash this out.