I haven’t touched my blog in two months and three days. The absence hasn’t been for a lack of images. Since my last post on May 22, 2015, I’ve published 42 images. They’ve all been on Instagram, though.
The simplicity is addicting. The format is refreshing. I need only carve a sentence or two for each image and my newest square is live.
With a few taps of my thumbs, the image above could have been published in seconds. Instead, I labored over a blog post for hours.
I expressed my frustration to a friend as we talked on the phone earlier this evening.
“I’ve been saying that technology makes people lazy for years,” she smugly replied. I, too, wanted to blame technology, but ultimately couldn’t.
We use technology for its efficiency. Whether we are lazy, though, depends on how we spend the time saved through that efficiency.
So go ahead and enjoy the simplicity of Instagram or your favorite social media app, but don’t do it at the expense of posting only a sentence or two when more is warranted.