I downloaded the Instagram app years ago (based on my first photo it was exactly 4.4 years), but I didn’t really know what I was working with. It was a cool app for adding filters to my pictures, the end. Or so I thought. Then a friend mentioned that she got a bunch of likes on one of her images and I was like, whoa – wait a minute! This is a social media app??
Yes, that’s right. I was completely clueless that my photos were out there in the world for people to see. Good thing I didn’t feel the need to add filters to any naked shots, like Chelsea Handler, who has made it her mission in life to be naked on Instagram.
Just because I started slow doesn’t mean I can’t finish strong. I am working to curate the perfect IG feed. It’s better than Facebook because you can really fine tune what you see every day. Time is so precious and I don’t want to wade through ads and game requests to get to my content. I want to see the pictures that will make me laugh or feel connected with family and friends or inspire me. And I want to share with you some of the accounts that fall in at least one of those categories.
First is Cheyenne Randall (@indiangiver), who uses Photoshop to slightly alter the appearance of public figures. You’ve probably seen his photos floating around the internet. See if you can tell what’s different.
Kelly Roberts (@kellykkroberts) likes to run. Like seriously likes to run. And she likes to take selfies while running. Nothing too interesting about that. What makes it interesting is that she always frames her selfies to catch the good-looking men running around her. My favorite thing is her face. My second favorite is when the guys bust her.
Murad Osmann (@muradosmann) takes amazing photographs of his wife. You can’t help but believe that she’s the most interesting woman in the world as she leads him on these incredible adventures. It’s a great way for me to find places to add to my travel bucket list. Hong Kong Global Geopark? Check.
And in case you’d like to check out my Instagram, this is a taste of what you’ll find. It’s just my plain ol’ basic life, but I happen to think it’s totally worth following!
Who are your Instagram favorites?
Original camera image by Markus Spiske