This is how I came upon my brilliant idea of a blogger-to-blogger, design-oriented vacation/home exchange! And now look! I'm rich and famous! If only I could design a website and do the PR work while slipping into my nightly cheese-and-Seinfeld-rerun coma. *SIGH*
So anyhow, I was having some free association time in bed the other night. Been thinking a lot lately about blogging and social media. How fast things move and change. How challenging it can be to know in which media format to invest one's energy. How plugged in one has to be, but also disciplined and mindful about knowing when to shut it down; when to forge "real world" partnerships and networks.
It's no secret that I desperately heart Instagram. I'm quite prolific there, friends. My handle is modernhaus.
So my thought was this:
Instagram is the cool friend who knows the chef at the hot new restaurant. Blogger is the friend that knows the hostess at the Olive Garden.
This is not, by any means, in reference to YOUR blogs, guys. In the light of day I think my brain just meant to say that Instagram seems more dynamic, immediate, energetic, experimental, and fresh.
What do you think? Are your social media habits changing? Are you more or less interested in blogs than you were a year ago?
Last week I attended a Nutella binge/epic business discussion on the subject with Jon, Morgan, and Laure. Consensus seemed to be that managing social media is a little like holding on to the tail of a tiger, except for Jon who controls the internet with his mind.
Unrelated, but possibly related because I saw these via social media, are Freda Salvador shoes.
Sexy-orthopedic-handmade. Freda Salvador, you can use that on your website if you like!
I want the ones on the left, to go with my imaginary Ermie dress.
And finally, the creative bender continues. I know. My days are filled with paint fumes, blisters, and sunburns. I wake up covered in bruises and miscellaneous paint colors and I do it all over again!
Yesterday's victims were a couple of antique lamps: