I just uploaded photos from our February trip to Colorado to Flickr. It’s May 5th.
In years previous, vacation photos were uploaded the day after we got home. I wanted the world (well, my mother and a few Internet friends) to see who we had seen, where we had been and what we had eaten. I painstakingly took the time to tag my photos well, and thoughtfully constructed my descriptions and titles. I’m not doing that with Flickr these days, and I believe it’s Instagram’s fault.
By the time we got home from Denver, many friends and my mom had already seen some of the highlights — thanks to Instagram. I’d take my phone out of my pocket, take a picture and add a fun filter, and with a single press of a button, my picture was out there for the whole world to see. No waiting until I got to my computer. No downloading and then uploading. No lugging the “big” camera in and out of my bag.
I’ve always loved the interactive, social element of Flickr, but Instagram has that too.
I’m torn now. Does Flickr become storage only? If everyone has already seen a piece of Denver (or New York or wherever) on Instagram, do I need to bother showing them any more on Flickr? What’s a girl to do?!
From → On a Personal Note