Instagram. I have mixed feelings about it.
Being an over-sharer, I love it, however I sometimes feel like I am overloading myself and others with a little too much Katie when I post a picture to Instagram, Facebook, and my blog.
Not that it is possible to get too much Katie, let’s be honest. Nor does that stop me from doing it. Nope.
I joined Instagram in the early days, two years ago, before it got huge. Before it was integrated with Facebook.
Side rant: What isn’t integrated with Facebook?!? I mean, I read an article online and when I get to the end, the site asks me to tell all my facebook friends that I just read it! Or I order a t-shirt and after placing the order, it asks me to post it to facebook. NO AND YOU CAN’T MAKE ME.
I realize that that previous statement is ironic, given that I do post random photos to both Instagram and Facebook, but I do have a semi-orerational filter. No one needs to know that I read an article about…I can’t even think of anything embarrassing. More than likely it would be something ultra nerdy, yet equally embarrassing.
So, for those of you who aren’t on facebook or instagram (yes, there are people like this left in the world, believe it or not. Right Megan?), I wouldn’t want to deprive you of the banal story of my mundane life.
Like the picture of my over-flowing Target cart. What would the world do without the knowledge that I bought sliced mushrooms and various other sundries?!
Or that I got dirt in my garden beds on Friday and started to plant them?
And that, 12 hours and lots of trips to the store later, I had finished planting my garden and had covered the little babies for the evening.
Yeah, I did all that in one day. What of it?
It was a long day. A really really long day. I had a great time, don’t get me wrong, but WHOA with the digging, and planting, and buying, and more plating, and figuring out where stuff goes, and them seeing that overnight temps were in the low 40s and scrambling to cover the babies lest they perish on their first night at home.
Nothing died. All is right with the world.
With no more planting of vegetables to do, I made some kimchi. More kimchi. Always more kimchi.
While there was no planting to do, there was, in truth, much more yard work to do. Mowing and weeding will never end. <- That isn’t a complaint. I actually enjoy mowing and weeding. (After the first sweep through, weeding kind of becomes enjoyable. Zenlike.)
Oh, and for those garden-curious out there, I’ll be updating soon with pictures aplenty. And stories of my inevitable foibles. And a graphic representation of my garden layout to prove just how nerdy and garden crazy I am. Neither of which will shock anyone.
Then I capped off all that work with a nice bike ride on Saturday evening. I still love my new bike, but DUDE. I have got to learn to dress appropriately for the chilly evening air.
Oversharing be damned. My life is too exciting to keep the world in the dark about it. (That’s sarcasm, there. I should think that was obvious, but in case not, Captain Obvious is back.)
What are your thoughts about all the social media? Are you on instagram? Facebook? Pinterest? Twitter? I really have only gotten into Instagram in the last couple weeks, but I’ve been a devote Facebooker for a long time. I love it, save for the fact that everything on the entire internet has to be linked to it.
I don’t have a twitter account, and quite honestly I don’t get it. I don’t want to get it either.
What are your thoughts on gardening? Target? Biking? Kimchi?