Until a few days ago, I had a BlackBerry for over 5 years. When the iPhone was initially released, I was intrigued. It definitely appealed to the designer in me, with its shiny, polished appearance and colorful + interesting apps. (Let's face it, the BlackBerry has always been fairly pathetic as far as apps go). But for years, BlackBerry was rated the reigning champion of business, and as a business owner, I firmly held my Team BlackBerry position. For someone who uses their phone constantly for email and documents, BlackBerry always seemed the more practical choice. When Robbie got an iPhone a few years ago, we teased each other about who had the better device, and I vowed never to make the switch to the "other side." I prefer Macs to PCs, and I'm in love with my iPad, but as far as phones go, I held my ground.
Unfortunately, at some point in the past year, my beloved BlackBerry started to fall behind. The constant crashing, the inability to view websites quickly, and the serious lack of apps got to me. But it was one thing in particular that pushed me to finally make the switch: the BlackBerry doesn't have Instagram. And I wanted it. Bad. When I found out that I was eligible for an upgrade, I marched on down to the nearest Apple store, and the rest is history. So far, I love my little iPhone - maybe too much.
If you've made it through my smartphone comparison banter and are still reading, I now get to my point: HELLO INSTRAGRAM! Yes, I realize Instagram is nothing new and I'm a little late to join the party. I'm excited anyway. I am semi-obsessive when it comes to documenting life through photographs (my dad is a photographer and I grew up with a dark room in my house), and Instagram makes fueling this obsession incredibly easy. I just signed up a few days ago, but I forsee a long and happy relationship.
If you are on Instagram, leave me your URL or user name in the comments section so I can follow you! And if you like the few photos I have so far, you can follow me here, or under the user name bubbyandbean.
Oh - and a little off topic, but a few of you have asked what's been going on with the absence of Friday is For Favorites lately. Never fear, it's still a regular series here at Bubby and Bean. It's just been pushed to the back of the line recently in place of the ridiculous amount of wedding posts I've had to share. :) It will be back in full force next Friday, promise.
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