I was using Instagram to show friends and family overseas some pictures of my family and my life. This is mainly of kids being kids. Three beautiful girls to show off (soon to be four). And then I watched an episode of the Jeffrey Epstein documentary on Netflix.
Now I don’t want to post pictures of my girls online. The pictures spread without our control, even if I only post to my friends – they have downloaded the pictures and re-posted to their friends which is potentially endless and opens the pictures up to the world, pedophiles and all.
And so now I take pictures of my feet. Exclusively. I add a little blurb about what has been happening today. It’s only been two days, but already I can tell that this is going to make Instagram much less stressful, and ultimately more fun for me. I am still in touch with everyone, but I have to tell a story to accompany each shot of my shoes. I need to use humour and creativity. I know exactly what to take a picture of each day. Filters matter less!
Feet pics sound ridiculous, but I know that putting limits on something as wide open and never ending as social media is a good thing. It don’t think it even matters what the limits are. I once did this with glasses of wine. All I took were pictures of wine with anecdotes. Everyone laughed and enjoyed them. No pedophiles were tempted by them. All good.
And so it will be with my feet. Maybe some wine pics will sneak in there too.
Happy Wednesday chimps.