One of my favorite things lately is Postagram. I’m sure my family members and friends are getting really tired of me sending them these postcards of my awesome iPhone photography but I just can’t help it. Postagram is an app for iPhone and Android that allows you to instantly send a postcard with a detachable photo to anyone with a tap of your screen. Grab a photo from Instagram (my favorite), Facebook, or your phone, write a message, pick someone to send it to and that’s it. In 3 to 5 days your postcard arrives. Postagram usually attacks me in the wee hours of the morning when I can’t sleep and if you haven’t gotten one from me yet just wait… it’s on it’s way.
Here’s an instagram photo that went out to practically everyone, including my husband. Now the photo resides on my computer. Notice the camera lens covered with flour?
Find me on Instagram as smonkeyslippers
For months now y’all have been trying to get me on Instagram and I have stubbornly refused to join another social networking site! I mean really, do I need another app for the blog to obsess about daily? Why, YES I DO! I caved in a couple of days ago, downloaded the free app for my iPhone, and was instantly addicted.
Instagram is like Twitter, Facebook and Hipstamatic had a wild night in Shanghai with a few too many drinks resulting in this twisted love child. For those of you who are not aware of how it works here’s the scoop: Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented. Plus your photos will automatically be posted on your Instagram account for all of your Instagram followers to see. I love it because it reminds me of my critique days back in photo classes in college but mostly because I get to view the world through another person’s eyes. It also keeps me from thinking about the dirty diapers I have to take out to the trash too. I am the queen of procrastination.
So here’s what I would like all of you with iPhones to do:
- If you aren’t using Instagram yet, check it out and if it ruffles your pants download it.
- Find me, smonkeyslippers, and follow if you choose.
- I will follow you right back because I want to see what you find photoworthy. No seriously, I really do. Anything to keep me from watching reality TV at night is a blessing!
By the way if you think I am getting paid to say this, I wish, but no. It’s just a way to influence you to get you to join so I get to see what you, who willingly read In Sock Monkey Slippers, is all about! My childhood friends’ mothers always said I was never a good influence. *wink wink* See you on the phone!
…and if you don’t have a smart phone, no worries. In Sock Monkey Slippers’ Instagram account will be uploading to twitter. That is for those of you who really care and I know you do…well at least my mother does…but she’s not on twitter…crap.