Instagram is so handy. A picture, a short caption, perhaps a hashtag or two, and it’s done.

It provides a peek into a person’s world that likely wouldn’t happen otherwise.

Why?

blogging takes time

Because it takes time to write a blog post and quite often, the topic in question isn’t necessarily blog post worthy.

Saying goodbye to my perfect vision. It was a great 43 years - we saw a lot together, you will be missed.

Saying goodbye to my perfect vision. It was a great 43 years – we saw a lot together, you will be missed.

However, I am a VERY strong believer that you should be in control of your online content Everything you do should lead back to your main base – blog, ecommerce, or otherwsie – don’t give your best content away because it could all disappear. You have no control over the actions of other website owners.

The aftermath of a destash continues as I keep folding fabrics... I feel like I am always folding fabric!

The aftermath of a destash continues as I keep folding fabrics… I feel like I am always folding fabric!

I also think that Instagram might be taking away from the experience of actually reading someone’s blog – their thoughts, motivations, disapointments, victories, and basic personalities that are embedded into the site that they have carefully curated over time is so much more meaningful over time.

Sarah was a flower girl in a good old fashioned country wedding! The serger came in very handy - and she looked like she was floating on air!

Sarah was a flower girl in a good old fashioned country wedding! The serger came in very handy – and she looked like she was floating on air!

But you just can’t beat the instant satisfaction from instagram.

Episode 87 with Abby Glassenberg posted this week. I think it is one of my favorite episodes of all!

Episode 87 with Abby Glassenberg posted this week. I think it is one of my favorite episodes of all!

In the hopes of meeting the birds halfway instead of killing them with one stone*, I am going to give a weekly recap of my life on Instagram.

I repainted an old basket that has 6 partitions and corralled all of my applique supplies into one spot.. Just wish I had centered the words a little better...

I repainted an old basket that has 6 partitions and corralled all of my applique supplies into one spot.. Just wish I had centered the words a little better…

*no birds were harmed in the writing of this blog post