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I joined Instagram on September 28. Just two weeks ago. On October 1 the good folks of Instagram allowed me to have my official trademarked name on there. You can find me on Instagram now @afrobella, and while we’re discussing that please allow me to make a confession. My name is @afrobella and I’m addicted to Instagram.

 

I’m part of the Windows Champions program. My phone is a Windows Phone. Separately from that, I was given an incredible Dell XPS laptop computer that I’m now obsessed with. But Instagram is designed for Apple products and for Android phones, so I was out of luck and out of the loop for the time being. And I’ll admit, I FELT out of the loop. I’ll tell you exactly when it happened. When you’re a blogger at fashion week and everyone is Instagramming everything and you can’t even see what they’re posting…you start feeling that FOMO setting in. It all kicked in for me this past September.

Now, thanks to Target’s Inner Circle, I’m the proud and happy owner of an iPad and I’m a new Instagram addict. I totally get what this guy meant in his Instagram I Love You video now. “Instagram is pure. Just the good stuff.” I get it.

Because I’m so new I just wanna post post post instead of post one picture and then chill. But I’ll work it out.

So what’s my theme? I don’t really have one. I’m using Instagram to share things I experience in real time as well as photos I didn’t have a place to share before. Like photos from my trip home to Trinidad in January. Or old family photos. Or random celebrities I’ve met in the course of life’s little adventures. Or the latest makeup, skincare, jewelry or hair products that are rocking my world. It’s a chance for me to share glimpses into my life. And it’s only been two weeks but it seems to me like you learn more about someone through Instagram than other social media sites, in a way. You get a quick visual overview of their interests, their upbringing, their diet, their sexual appetites, what makes them tick, what they see. What they want you to see. It’s fun and fascinating and fast. I get what everyone’s been talking about, finally. I can’t wait for it to come to the new Windows Phone! My fingers are crossed.

Where can you find me, besides here? I’m @afrobella on Instagram, on Twitter, and on Pinterest. I’m IAmAfrobella on YouTube and you can “like” me at Facebook.com/AfrobellaBlog. And I’m Afrobella.Tumblr.com but to be honest I never know what I’m doing on Tumblr. I need to do better.

What are your social media favorites? Feel free to drop your handles in the comments!

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  1. Girl.

    Don’t even be ashamed of your addiction. I find myself sneaking it under the covers at night, hoping my husband isn’t awaken by the bright lights of my iPhone. It’s an awesome app. Love how it connects me to new people and ideas!

  2. How do you keep up?

  3. Andrea H. says:

    I absolutely LOVE instagram. I was on it for a while, but never posted pictures. Then I “got my followers” up and started following veterans and began to understand how it worked. I actually like Instagram out of ALL of my social media pages. I go back and forth between following celebs and regular people. But it’s almost like twitter I don’t follow people who a. hardly post photos at all or b. post too many (I used to follow a girl who unloaded her whole photo album every #tbt– had to unfollow). It’s a delicate balance between posting too much/not enough. I’ll tell you who has PERFECTED the Instagram game BAR NONE- and that is Mother June Ambrose. Man, listen she gets it right (but can she do anything wrong?). I LOVE following her. Her pictures and finds are so fab. You get a glimpse of her “mommy life”…her fashion life…her stylist life…her cooking with her children…it’s everything! Her handle is JuneAmbrose Mine is windycity_peach (same as on twitter).
    Enjoy Bella!

  4. I’ve been an Instagram addict (@ConsiderMeLovely) for a couple of years now, and it is my favorite along with Twitter! I love seeing parts of people’s daily lives and making new pals on there. I also find it to be a great way of sharing my blog content.

  5. So when does Afrobella become an App on our phones? on our Kindles?

    Btw loved the personal pics :)

  6. So your name should now be “Instabella” :)

  7. Eye am fairly new to Instagram as well & it’s my favorite too.
    Facebook is exhausting, eye only tweet what eye Instagram and
    eye tried Tumblr but just didn’t enjoy it.

    Found you on Instagram and eye followed.
    You can find me @yvonne4eyes…
    WELCOME TO INSTAGRAM!!!!

  8. I don’t know anything about the application, but I love this song, heehee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjHb5KfhQJ0&feature=player_embedded

  9. Twitter is my number 1. I am on instagram ( @SoFotolushes ) its only on my ipod so I dont get to post to my hearts content but as soon as I get my new phone things will change. I just wish I was not so camera shy though.

  10. YAY! Welcome to the Instagramhub. Following ya. I am also from Trini. :)

  11. Fantastic, it’s another way to improve your photo skills!

  12. I just got an Instagram account, only because EVERYONE seems to have one. I don’t get it. Can someone explain why it’s better than posting pictures to Facebook? I was bummed to find out that I have to download another app to get all of those cool effects that I see on my friends pictures, like collage and different frames. And they are still using Instagram to post pictures to Facebook!! I don’t get it. Can someone enlighten me? :)

    By the way I am @gratituderising on Twitter and @gratefuldiva on Instagram.

  13. Yay! I’m happy to see you on Instagram! I couldn’t get on there until they made it for Android.

  14. mrscharmain says:

    I love instagram…Im a junky too…But I need to slow down, because im in “facbook rehab”! lol…im now your new follower @mrscharmain

  15. My favorite social media networks are Facebook – Dr. Cris, the Dream Job Doctor and Twitter @AskDrCris. Not that I am opposed to Instagram but my business as a Career and Lifestyle coach is better communicated in words. Although I love posting quote images in Facebook. Instagram is so popular, that I may need to look into it to see how to incorporate it into my social media platform:)

  16. I, too, am hooked on Instagram! You get a Facebook status update, tweet and a visiual all in an instant! I have had to un-follow some folks because I can only take so many drunk/liquor pics (LOL). As one of the previous commentors stated, I love June Ambrose, too. Her posts give an inspirational glimpse into her professional and home life. I must admit that I have dialed back on FB a bit because of Instagram :) I can be found on Instagram & Twitter (@kitaray), Tumblr & YouTube (kitaray), and Pinterest (ekesha).

    I’m following ya’ on IG!

  17. Not quite hooked on Instagram but I do love it.
    I’m @thesweeterthejuice on Instagram and that’s my Tumblr moniker also.
    On twitter I’m @joymh
    I’m slowly coming out of the lurking shadows. lol

  18. Hey Afrobella! I just joined Instagram too a few weeks ago and I love it, love it, love it, love it:)

    I’m @TVNewsLady. I follow you, hope you will follow me too:)

  19. by the way, love your pink blazer! do tell, where is it from?

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