Last night I hit a unique milestone — I shared my 2000th photo on Instagram! I have been on Instagram since the day it launched and it has changed my life in many ways. I have 19,312 followers and I follow 466 people. My favorite accounts to follow feature photos of snow, sunsets, sunrises, shoes and more shoes. Here is a little snippet from one of my early blog posts about the company:
For now, the service has the tinge of an early-adopter hit, as reflected by the popularity amongst SF-based bloggers, news media and a demographic generically known as hipster. But there’s potential for this app to become something larger — perhaps a visually driven social network.
In many ways, it is only getting started. Visual communication is a brand new skill I have learned (and am still learning) because of Instagram. I have made a lot of new friends. I have embarked on a journey of discovery, thanks to what I saw on Instagram. It has been a great few years of self improvement as an iPhone-photographer! I have become a believer in the visual web. It has prompted me to search for what comes next — and led me to Storehouse, which turned one recently.
While Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger deserve their earthly riches, they also deserve bigger kudos for enriching our lives. Thanks guys.
And yes, please come and check out my photos!