Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Caved. Cracked. Instagram.

I've finally caved or cracked or whatever and signed up for Instagram. I did this for good reason too. I read on a blog the other day about using images/pictures found on the internet as a part of blog posts. If I remember correctly, the post was linked on a blog I follow. I can't remember which one, though. Sorry! The topic piqued my interest, so I bounced on over to check out what it said.

Anyway, posts look so darn pretty when accompanied by pictures. However, as the post suggested, if you're not careful, you could get in trouble with copyrights. I've decided not to use Google images anymore on my posts to keep my butt safe. I might be a little paranoid, but it's better to be safe than sorry, right?

This is where Instagram comes into play. I'm going to take my own pictures, via Instagram. I'll try to be creative, as shown below. Hopefully, they can add a little flare of life to my posts and keep me safe in the process. :D

So here's the first one of many (Paperclips + Julia = Instagram):


Are you an Instagramer? Do you take photos of the food you eat and post it on Instagram? What pics do you commonly post on Instagram? Nature, friends, family, pets? And what are your thoughts about using internet images/pictures on blogs?

Writing. Jewels.

PS: If you want to follow me on Instagram, my profile name is "writingjewels".

18 comments:

  1. I love Instagram! I've been using my Instagram pics on my blog for a few months now and it's so fun. I take pics of all sorts of things - mostly my surroundings.

    Let me know your Instagram name and I'll follow you! Mine is "ghenetmyrthil".

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    1. I'm under "writingjewels". I'll find you! Yay!

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  2. I'm trying to limit my online sites - I can barely keep up as it is! You'll have to post more of your cool pictures.

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    1. I understand, Alex. I've been slacking on Twitter lately. All I can really handle right now is blog, twitter, and now instagram. We shall see. But I'll keep the pics coming.

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  3. I have a good camera and fiddle with photoshop and so far that works for me...but have to admit some of the instagram effects turn out really nice.

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    1. Oh, how I'd love to have a spiffy camera. One day.

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  4. Nice, Jules! Love the Julia Instagram! ;) And yeah... scary stuff! :/

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  5. All right, I feel really far behind because I've never heard of Instagram. Where have I been? *crawls back into my writing cave*

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    1. It's ok to crawl back into your writing cave. It's a great place to be. :D

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  6. I haven't signed up yet. I should check that out. Thanks!

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    1. Instagram is fun but not super time consuming. That's nice.

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  7. I've heard of it, but haven't signed up. As it is, it's been ages since I uploaded any of my photos to my Photobucket site. I love photography and upload pictures to a blog post if it's relevant, like the post I had awhile ago on my dream hobby, antique cars, and a post I had on my marble collection.

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  8. Wikipedia Commons has pictures you can use too. There's millions of them on there.

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    1. Good to know, Michael. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge. :D

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  9. That's pretty neat about Instagram. I love your paperclips picture!

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    1. Thanks, Cherie. Gotta be creative. haha

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