Thursday, March 01, 2018

In Which I Take a Flying Leap Into the World of Instagram


Once in a while, I just jump off a cliff into a lake.  Metaphorically.  Usually I consider decisions for quite a while before making them, but once in a while, I do just decide to do something on a whim.  Three days ago, I joined Instagram.  It wasn't exactly a whim, as I've been curious about #bookstagram for a while, but when I read this post from Musings of Jamie, it really encouraged me to try Instagram out.  I considered it for about ten minutes and then went ahead and joined it!  Most of those ten minutes was spent figuring out if I should join under my own name or under Hamlette, and in the end, I decided it might be a good and fun way to interact with readers of my books, so I'm there under my real name.  You can find and follow me there @RachelKovaciny :-)

No sooner had I joined than I discovered an Instagram challenge revolving around J. R. R. Tolkien's stories.  #MiddleEarthMarch looks like it's going to be a ton of fun, and I've already done a post based on the first prompt today!  Here's a list of all the prompts:


I might not actually post something for each of those, we'll see.  But there's probably going to be a lot of Tolkien-related stuff from me this month, just so you know.  On a whole, though, I will probably end up posting about the same sorts of things I blog about:  books, my writing, movies, flowers, baking, etc.  I'm not very good at limiting myself to one or two subjects for things like this just because I have so many interests!

Anyway, if you're on Instagram and want to follow me, now you can :-)

12 comments:

  1. Well, this should be fun! :)

    I'm "on" Instagram but I never post anything there because I don't have a phone that can take pictures, so it wouldn't work. I just comment on other folks' pictures.

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    1. Jessica, part of the reason I decided Now Was The Time To Join was that I just had to trade my old phone for a new one cuz the old one would only hold a charge for a couple of hours anymore. The new one has a reasonably nice camera on it -- not as nice as my "real" cameras, but good enough for sharing ;-) I do hear you can download a desktop app for it or something, though? Anyway, I look forward to chatting with you there too!

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  2. Followed! (I’m @solidmoonlight)

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    1. Phyl, great! I followed you back :-)

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  3. In which I squealed with joy when I read the post title! Although, I don't really do much, except follow other people on Instagram.

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    1. Kendra, awww, I'm touched that you're excited! I have to say that I am THOROUGHLY enjoying Instagram so far. I even posted twice yesterday :-o

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  4. #middleearthmarch sounds like a ton of fun! :D I'll have to do it when I get an Instagram. :)
    -Amaris

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    1. Amaris, it looks like this is at least the third year they've done this March-long challenge, so at such time as you get on Instagram, you can totally join in, even if that's not for a while yet.

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  5. WELCOME to Instagram, Rachel. Glad to have you. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rissi! It's a fun place to play, I'm finding :-)

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  6. Ooh, fun! I'll have to follow you on there; my username is @the_artist_stop. :)

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    1. Molly, I found you just now and followed you :-)

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