What is Instagram? // Insta Likes #1

It’s no secret that I like social media. But with all of the platforms it’s hard to keep up – Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube… Plus many, many more (click here to see a list of the Top 52 Social Media Platforms). My top three favorites are: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But I favor one much more than the other two… Instagram.
If I’m on my phone there’s a good chance that I’m on Instagram, I’m an Instagram junkie. If I’m not on Instagram, I’m most likely typing a text message, trying to crush candies (Candy Crush is.so.addicting), or sharing a silly picture via Snapchat.
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my pictures are mostly of breakfast, Charlie, everyday life occurrences, & silly selfies
What is Instagram? Instagram is photo-sharing and video-sharing app that allows you to take a picture (or use a picture in your camera roll), apply a filter, add brief caption, and immediately share it with numerous social media networks. Additionally, you can “follow” other users – once you follow someone, their pictures will appear in your stream – and you can also “like” or comment on their pictures.
Do you have an Instagram account? If you wanna be friends you can follow me at @lifesabowl. And if you don’t have an account, sorry we can’t be friends… Kidding! You can still view my pictures (or anyone’s) on Webstagram.
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Why do I like Instagram? Because it’s easy, very easy, and I like pictures. Scrolling through pictures is more fun than scrolling through text IMO. It’s a fun way to stay connected with family and friends, you can live vicariously through other people’s pictures, it’s refreshing to read inspirational and motivational quotes, people share delicious recipes, and since pictures are arranged chronologically, it’s like a running documentation of your life. A picture is worth a thousand words!

Here are some snapshots of Instagram pictures that I “liked” and wish someone could make/bake for me 😉
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Double Stuffed Pumpkin Pie Oreos by Half Baked Harvest

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Butternut Squash, Arugula, and Bacon Quiche by Gimme Some Oven

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Pumpkin Linguini by The Realistic Nutritionist

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Almond Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Yeah… Imma eat that.

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bagels by angelamccafferty

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Banana Cream Pie Pancakes by sarafit_nf

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No-Bake Pumpkin Coconut Bars by Mind Over Munch

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White Chocolate Bones by Eat Yourself Skinny

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Pumpkin Soft Pretzel Bites by The Lean Green Bean

IMG_1224-576x1024Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Greek Yogurt Maple Topping by The Lemon Bowl

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Maple Pumpkin Quesadilla with Goat Cheese, Walnuts, and Cinnamon by hungry happens

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Tomato Soup with a Spider Web by Meals Full of Color

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Butternut Squash + Bacon Pancake Stack by The Nutritious Kitchen

Question: What’s your favorite app?
Question: If you have an Instagram account, what’s your account handle? Is it your blog title (like mine) or did you create a totally random name (like we all did back when AIM was cool)?

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