Do you ever find yourself going through old pictures? Scrapbooks (yes I just went old-school there), Instagram, iPhoto library, or even old Facebook albums? It’s funny how much we change over the weeks, days, and years. Also remember those days when we used to post practically everything on Facebook?
Oh Facebook. This is the social element that has been around longest for me and has certainly changed the most. Thank you Facebook for truly bringing FOMO into our lives. I admit, I got a Facebook in high school when it was still slightly rebellious. It was also around cross country season so a race picture was the obvious choice for my first profile picture.
This was also the time that those status updates were on the rage and it started with one’s name – “Kaitlin is…” Now of course this meant we had to think of a deep, thought provoking statement that would somehow capture the attention of your classmates who were also procrastinating online. Not that the procrastination element changed much. Our posting habits just did.
CALIFORNIA ENDLESS SUMMER – BLOG
Funny enough I’m coming up on my 2 year anniversary for this blog. As I mentioned last week, I started this blog as a summer project. It’s evolved into so much more and I love it. But obviously that would be true since I continue to post with y’all.
Definitely arrived on the later side to the Twitter trend but missed out on the “post every single thing you are doing, eating, thinking, posting” trend. I tend to scroll through and re-tweet other inspirational quotes, links about running, and of course a portal to post my own blog posts.
I tried to find my very first post and either I was quite boring and didn’t post anything or I wasn’t able to scroll back through a mere 1,700 tweets.
Last but not least is Instagram. I definitely think that Instagram is my second favorite form of social media, behind my blog. The fact that a picture can capture an entire event, feeling, moment, and more is unbelievable. Not to mention it allows a user to shine his or her personality and creativity through one (or many more than that) pictures.
As I looked back through my photos, it seems I was very into the whole artsy food photography. Sadly enough I wasn’t cool enough to get likes back then and it wasn’t until this lovely meal that I felt I was established in the IG world. Still don’t know how my cousins have over 80 likes on their photos…
What are some of your social media firsts?