Isn't no secret that I enjoy social media - quite a bit.
I've especially enamored by Instagram for the past year and and half.
I love and have always loved anything visual. I’m not a good book reader, but magazines – I’m a rockstar! I’m not a good instruction manual follower – but YouTube videos to show me how to put a cat condo together – I’m on it!!
Just show me the pictures, baby!
I love to take pictures – of everything. I love remembering occasions, stories, funny & irritating stuff, people (funny & irritating), situations and even the hum-drum stuff from a regular day. I’m sure that’s the scrapbooker in me.
I’m also a really great documentor of our crazy, weird, some-what normal day-to-day Longhurst Life. Instagram is perfect for all of these reasons for me.
And as some would say….it was all downhill from there!
1800+ posts/pictures later and I’ve never enjoyed social media so much!!
I ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS go there (Instagram) first, then Pinterest (that's for another story), then Facebook. It's my first choice when browsing/wasting time on Social Media!
It's awesome because with one click, I can share the same post on Instagram and Facebook and I love that.
A few months back, everyone was talking about Chatbooks. This is a company in Utah and you ‘subscribe’ to have them make your Instagram posts into a cute, little book each time you are done posting 60 pictures.
You download a free app on your phone and set up your account from there and on your computer. It’s simple to figure out and fun to see all you little books all in one spot on your phone. In case you can’t tell – I love it!
The books cost $6 (total - including shipping).if you subscribe. There aren’t words enough to explain how much I love this little concept!!! I had them make all my previous posts into books after I tried one book (and loved it). It was a fun, fun day to get all those cute little books in the mail.
I love the spines and the volumes listed on the spines. The kids and Steven Longhurst pick them up often and thumb through them and laugh at funny things and especially love seeing all the baby kittens, etc.
We have them ‘stored/displayed’ in a cute chicken wire basket under the coffee table in the main room we are in.
I love that there is very, very little time (and money) put into saving this little piece of our life. I love that they don’t take up much room and are fun to look at (again…the visual).
Saydee is now on Instagram too. She just hit over 60 posts and will be signed up to get little books made from her posts/pictures.
I just feel like it’s an awesome way to document and remember everyday life around this crazy place!
As Steven Longhurst would say: Exciting Times.