In the name of ruthless efficiency, I have decided to sync my professional Instagram feed with this here blog.
The back story, for those of you who are less tech-savvy (in other words, you are just like me): I’ve been using Instagram for several years now and it is my hands-down favorite of all the social media platforms. It started as an app for sharing photos — but I’ve been finding that it really functions as a kind of micro-blogging site, because you can type captions that are not limited to 140 characters and run them with pretty pictures. I now keep two Instagram feeds: One for friends and family only (so please don’t be offended if I don’t approve a follow request there; it’s mostly kid pictures and we keep it private), and one for the whole wide world, where I post about my work life, things I’m reading, things I’m writing, plus some general out and about doings. (A kid picture may even occasionally slip on through — she is darn cute, after all.)
I’ve been posting over there so much that it started to feel repetitive to then write blog posts here. But I still very much want to have new content over here; for boring SEO and marketing reasons but also because I just like this site so much — it’s so satisfying to have an ever-evolving record of my work. So my genius website team, Super Runaway, figured out how to sync the two. I apologize in advance that the formatting might not always be as pretty — basically, captions from Instagram end up as subjects on blog posts here, and well, it is what it is. When I can, I’ll pop over and edit so it looks better here. When I forget, we’ll all survive. I still occasionally write only-for-this-blog posts, so even if you already follow my Instagram, you are welcome to continue following me here. And if you only follow me here and aren’t an Instagram fan, then the good news is that I’ll be back to posting much more frequently — several times a week at least!
Feel free to let me know if you love or hate the change. It’s a bit of an experiment, and I’m wide open to feedback on how to make the experience better for you.