Wednesday, September 5, 2012

400 for Instagram

Back in November I had posted that I started an Instagram account so I could put up random pics here and there that were 'sort of' blog related, if not just something you guys would appreciate in the same vein as the blog itself.

Well since then I've posted some four hundred photos. These are the same photos you see in the feed to the right labeled "Mik's Minis Mobile". To put that in perspective, I've only shown about three hundred photos in various posts for 2012, so I've already surpassed that number handedly. On top of that, Instagram pics are rarely (I don't think ever) doubled up in blog posts, so it's kind of like a whole different reel of supplemental material.

The feed contains a lot of WIP pics and "action shots" of games we're playing that just never seem to find their way into properly posted battle reports. It would be silly to do a batrep of Qwirkle for instance, but it's always cool to see a quick screen shot, so to speak. I guess the feed could be broken down into three categories; what I'm playing, where I'm going, and what I'm eating.

There's a bit of a networking aspect involved as well. I know that Spacejacker, theGonk, Jmezz382, (or as I like to call them; Ben, Andy, Joe) and myself have formed a quatro of gaming related symbiosis, but it doesn't stop with them. In fact, as with finding new blogs, I've found a few new gaming resources and people this way as well, such as El Blondino's Workbench. That's where you come into play, got a Twitter or Instagram account? Cygnus46 is the username connected with Mik's Minis here.

Instagram isn't replacing the blog or keeping me from posting material, but it does make it incredibly easy to "post" on the fly and from the road, as the numbers clearly show. Sorry, there won't be any pics of me standing in front of a bathroom mirror showing off my "rock hard" abs however, haha.

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  1. At least show us one where you are standing close to the mirror, campera-phone high, and puckering your lips.

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    1. Haha, I just did this jokingly. It was not pretty. It has been deleted.

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    2. Haha that cracked me up that you actually did it.

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  2. I post a few gaming pictures in my Instagram account - @kaptainkobold. I also do the puckered lip mirror thing too, though :)

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    1. Heh, kind of a different context when you do it!

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  3. I enjoyed the little one on the shoulders from a couple of days ago. Mine is currently getting into everything and decided to climb the kiddy picnic table today. Now time to find that missing sippy cup.

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    1. That was a good day, headed to a large Labor Day cookout where he got to hang out with a ton of his cousins.

      Mine is climbing like crazy, and getting into *everything* as well. We have to lay down all of the chairs in the dining room or else he'll be walking around on top of the kitchen table in no time.

      Whenever you do find that missing sippy cup it's going to be very gross inside!

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    2. Only missing for like an hour so not that bad.

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  4. Thanks Mik for the Instagram props !

    I enjoy seeing You and Andy's posts on the "fly" as you say. I like that I am able to take and share photos right from my painting desk as the paint drys.

    I look forward to seeing more !

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    1. Yeah, you too! It does make it fun (and very easy) when it's kind of associated with the blogs we're already doing.

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  5. I originally started mine purely as a workbench cam for posting WIP shots but its become a lot more. Seeing what fellow gamers are doing adds a whole larger community feel to my version of the hobby and is much appreciated!

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    1. That's the magic word; "community". In a lot of ways we converse as much as some of the people at my own table, and you and I are half a world away.

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  6. I have been thinking about Instagram for a long time now, so when I read your post yesterday, and checked out your photos, I got inspired and signed up! =) Now off to shoot some geeky hobby photos!

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    1. Heh, I saw that...and signed up!

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