On Joining Instagram

Yes, TWO posts in one day.  I had a lazy Memorial Day weekend which meant LOTS of time for blogging!I’ve decided to link up my instagram account to my blog!

I have been debating about this for several months now. I don’t blog for money; I blog for fun. I already have a full time job and don’t need to worry about more visitors to help generate income.  But what I do have are my internet friends, who like pictures. And I like pictures.  So I thought, let’s share more pictures!

One reason why it took me a long time to come to this decision was because of anonymity.  Yes, I am scared that I will attract creepy people.  I wanted to protect my family because they don’t have any say about me blogging.  But then I realized I don’t have any pictures of my family on instagram anyway.  I don’t have kids so I don’t need to worry about them either.

I am a little nervous because I frankly haven’t told many of my friends or family that I blog. I don’t know why, I guess I feel, embarrassed?  I don’t know why I feel that way, but I suppose it’s because I normally am not so open about my love for decorating and travel and antiques with the ones I hang around the most.  I guess that’s a silly reason not to want to share my most favorite things with the ones I love he most!  I am sure more of my friends and family will now discover that I’ve had a blog running for nearly 2 years now. Hey guys! Welcome to my blog!

Even though my instagram was not shared with my blog, it was shared with other instagrammers whom I don’t have any relationship with.  So the decision was then made.  I shall share my instagram with my blogging friends!!

You will notice I have a feed going back almost 2 years now.  I’ve been busy!  Follow me on instagram here!!  I love new followers and I can easily follow you back since instagram is super easy to use.  And no, I won’t try to sell you anything. I already told you I don’t do this for a dime. (Yes I know I have affiliate links but if I’m being honest I haven’t seen a penny!)

You can also follow me on the other social media sites by clicking on these: bloglovin, instagramtwitterpinterest, and google plus.
A preview of my instagram…

My absolute favorite French cake… le Fraisier! #frenchpastries #paris #angelina #Fraisier #birthdaycake #thesecaloriesdontcount

A photo posted by @lepetit_macaron on


  1. May 26, 2015 / 1:52 am

    oh girl – just take the leap and tell your friends! just say it proudly and confidently and you do you! i've had a blog since before blogging was a "thing" so my people have just always known about my "online journal." i dare you to share a post of yours on your Facebook!!

    && welcome to instagram πŸ™‚

    • May 26, 2015 / 2:50 am

      My husband loves to tell everyone. I guess I'm just kind of shy 😊

  2. May 28, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    I joined the blogging Instagram world kind of late in the game, too. Not for any reason except that I felt like it was going to be "one more thing to monitor." And then I decided to use my Instagram to share photos that I don't share on my blog. It's more fun for me that way :0) I only recently started sharing blog stuff . . . and it's still fun.
    Glad you're sharing with other bloggers!

    • May 29, 2015 / 4:26 pm

      I would monitor my instagram for my personal use, not for blogging use, so I was already spending time on it anyway!