Just the day before I entered labor, I vividly remember uploading a pic of mom and me just reviving the memories.
|Pic I uploaded before my delivery day|
Little did I know that I was gonna deliver the next day. Once I had Zaara, Instagram worked for me as a great platform to upload all her snapshots, record her memories, milestones and much more! However I made my account private as a safety measure. I feel to have the space for myself and few friends! Even now when ever I am little stressed I love browsing through my own Instagram page. It makes me feel the troubles are worth it and the events I could log there are my treasure trove!
From sharing the pics of diapers, Johnson n Johnson oil indicating baby's arrival, to sharing the dance and non-dance videos of Zaara, I have shared so many tid bits of both motherhood and daughterhood .Instagram acted a magical tool to save and revive my life's moments! I slowly lost interest in facebook and migrated to here. As we entered Covid - Instagram became my go to place, a virtual hangout where I can bump in to few like minded folks, authors, favorite actors, comedians and so on. Every one seemed to have an Instagram profile!
In Covid a RJ turned stand up comedian, a content creator, also an actor Danish Sait (@danishsait)became my most favorite. His videos were sure to make me laugh out loud. He singly plays multiple hilarious characters. The trauma of covid and many other news elements were captured by him quite comically! Go to his page. You won't regret! He just uses some silly props as telephone or hair (for women characters) and starts conversations between all the characters. It is not an exaggeration if I say he kept my spirits intact with his hilarious short videos through out COVID lockdowns. Read more about him here -- TOI article.
As we got locked up in homes, it was like I was seeing every one in the rectangular frame of mobile I was holding. I was not sure whether to be happy or sad. A part of me was happy as we can still be in touch and as I am completely unsocial - Covid or No Covid. Another part of me was - upset as so many peoples' lives, healths (general healths) and professions and, incomes were getting effected. I started following many instagram pages just to not lose touch with the world! I started reading only the highlights of news by genuine reporters like Faye D' Souza on instagram. Her news is crisp, clear and just has the needed details. Rather than digging deep in to the news and getting depressed, this helped me to panic less.
Instagram gave scope to grow to many people - artists, doodlers, actors, influencers, fashionistas, retailers etc. Whoever wants to flourish in business for sure creates an Instagram page nowadays! Some interesting Insta profiles I follow -ttt_official (Terribly Tiny Tales) , Graphicurry , @CorporatComics,
and, 9Gag). There are many more but just listed few pages from the top of my head!
Trying out Instareels - a thing I discovered recently is so much fun. Specially as Zaara loves to enact, sing and dance - the reels helped to capture the moments quite creatively. However there are few glitches in insta - sometimes there are copyright issues even if the audios are publicly used by all. They block the videos continuously and reviving them is a headache. I still don't know how to upload a long video on Insta. I see many uploading 3-4 min videos, but I am not able to do it (and too lazy to research. If any of you know share with me). The love for insta is blooming and for me Insta is here to stay for long and it is not just a passing fancy!
Trivia💥: In April 2012 Instagram was bought by Facebook. Instagram began development in San Francisco as Burbn, a mobile check-in app created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Realizing that Burbn was too similar to Foursquare, Systrom and Krieger refocused their app on photo-sharing, which had become a popular feature among Burbn users. They renamed the app Instagram, a portmanteau of "instant camera" and "telegram". (source : wiki)
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I am participating in Blogging from A-Z challenge 2022 and this is my I post. I am taking up this challenge after many years as I want to talk about Covid life and the daughter diaries!