Sharing photos is one of the reasons I started this blog.
I love them. Especially when they are of my kids. And, I know that lots of other moms enjoy a similar pastime.
Social media has made it super easy to share awesome photos with ease.
No more annoying phone calls from your out of town relatives because you don’t send them photos of your kids every day between diaper changing, laundry, PTA meetings, basketball practice, pet wrangling, and all of the other random things you have to do in your life.
I got my iPhone specifically because I desperately wanted to get on Instagram.
I just had soooooo many photos I wanted to share. Quickly. And, easily. With people who care. Like you guys, duh.
Currently, I interact with my Instagram stream more often than any other social networking site to which I belong. I spend more time liking and sharing photos there than I do on any other platform. Including this blog.
Because I love it. Just like this video says…
Probably this makes me lame.
But, I don’t even care.
What I do care about is the fact that Instagram has turned into a total jerk decided to take advantage of my love for them and their easy photo sharing capabilities, and pimp out my photos for their own gain.
I’m just not down with that.
Because, if anyone is gonna pimp out my photos, it’s gonna be me.
I don’t want other people getting rich offa my special moments. You know, unless they are paying me too. And then, I’m cool with that. Totally.
If you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, I’m not even going to attempt to explain it to you. We all know I’m not smart like that, and besides, tons of other people have already done it: What Instagram Policy Changes Mean for You.
I feel like I have two options here:
Option 1: I can watermark all of my sweet pics with prentingbydummies.com. That way, in the event that they do decide to turn me into a common street walker sell me out, they will simultaneously be selling my site. Generally, I am all good with people who want to sell my site. My major issue with this is that I hate using more than one app just to share one picture. And also, watermarks aren’t very pretty. Photos, without watermarks, are prettier. See…
And that’s why I hate that I am being forced to use them (this is actually not JUST because of Instagram)…
If you want to watermark your photos for sharing on Instagram and elsewhere, try iWatermark. It’s what I use when I must.
Option 2: I can ditch them entirely in favor of Flickr. The Flickr App came out today (or yesterday, or recently, or whatever) and after spending a bunch of time getting to know it, I’m liking what I see. Like, a lot. It does the whole photo treating that Instagram does. It lets you share out to your social networks like Instagram does. It lets you make friends, like their pictures, and comment on them. Just. Like. Instagram. But, it also puts a lot of the Flickr functionality (like the groups and the photo streams) in your hands too. So, yeah, I’m thinking you should join me on Flickr, because I don’t want Instagram to get all of my friends in the divorce. Don’t let that happen; you will miss us…
Option 3: I can continue to gripe about this along with the thousands of other concerned users that are and hope they continue to listen and revise their policies. Or, at least go ahead and make them so people-easily-confused-by-legal-mumbo-jumbo can understand too: Instagram Responds to Policy Changes.
Feel free to use the comment section to leave me your Instagram username. Or your Flickr username. Or both. So I can follow you everywhere, just in case.
Divorce is so hard.
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- Last but not least, this is the perfect capture of anticipating Santa’s arrival courtesy of Heart Captured.