What I like most about Instagram is that it allows you to find and share beauty in everyday things. Typically, I’m not finding myself drawn into the high res images of cityscapes as much as an iPhone shot that perfectly captures some interesting crack on the sidewalk… or pic of some fresh made biscuits in the oven that a friend posted along with a recipe. It’s finding beauty in the mundane, which I love, and since I’ve started using Instagram I’ve been taking more pictures than ever before!
The biggest downside to Instagram is that it only exists as an iPhone app. So my friends can’t subscribe via RSS to view on their browsers or on their Android devices… so as a work around, I created a Tumblr (ick!) page that will have all of my Instagram pictures available as I post them. You can grab the rss feed for my Instumblrgram pics here. It’s not an ideal system, but it gets the job done and some of my friends are also trying the same thing.
With the help of my fantastic webmaster Naomi, I’ve also added a new feature to DocPop.org‘s web-banner. Anytime you visit the site, you can see my most recent Instagram picture “paper-clipped” to the top right hand side of the page. Isn’t’ that awesome? As a bonus, you can still see a different banner image every time you refresh the page (I have 12 in rotation).