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!