Recently I have been thinking about photographs. About creating a largely visual record without all the words that make up blogs and twitter and Facebook.
There has been a lot in the press lately about Pinterest but I'm afraid that its something that I just haven't been drawn into. I have had an account for several months but have pinned absolutely nothing. I can see the point if you want to collate images towards a project . . . but for me . . . no.
But I was thinking a lot about photographs and then Rachelle Blondel tweeted a link to this gorgeous one of her daughter holding a Snapdragon mug.
What I had missed, however is that it is much more than a way of giving your photographs a jazzy retro vibe, there is a community of people whose days you can share in images.
I did a bit of research and found that it is also possible to get physical photo books made from your images.
And so I decided this would be an ideal way to record the things that make me smile - the tiny parts of my day that pass fleetingly. Its not business (though as that often makes me smile it will no doubt feature), its not styled, its not about owning or coveting "stuff"
And I like the idea that in a year - or perhaps sooner - I shall be able to upload all these random images into a book and look back through them from time to time and remember the small things that make me smile.
I am "snapdragonjane" on Instagram and I would love to connect - its been great linking to some people I vaguely know through the internet and getting a real feel for their days - much more so than through Facebook