It’s not hard to me to say that Instagram is my current favorite social media platform. I am that person who posts my dinner every night and then a lot of pictures of my dog. I also follow a bunch of people. Instagram is great because you can scroll quickly through photos and you only really need to stop and read if the photo compels you. Much more fun than the wall of text that is Twitter or Facebook. Here are my absolute favorite accounts:
This Japanese account features lots of timed-released photos of the night sky and daytime photos of an adorable little boy in an elf-like hat. Stunning, artsy photography of everyday things.
A professional photographer with a focus on beautiful women and exotic animals, jenniferilene manages to capture an ethereal, fantasy quality that evokes beauty and power without any of the trappings of sex. Pure magic!
Maker of awesome kettlebell wrist guards and home of the Ice Chamber Kettlebell Girls, Kettleguard has a ton of great videos and photos of strong women and men. A fountain of positivity for those who love to swing.
There’s a storm coming here this weekend, so this is a quickie potpourri post before I have to buckle down and shovel. I found a couple of really awesome resources on the web. The first one is a nutrition comparison website!
The second I got from a member of the Frogpants LoseIt! community, and it’s a guide to which muscles you’re stretching. It’s great to have a visual guide to stretches, because if a part of your body is tight, you can actually see which stretches will help that part of your body. Neat, huh?!
Lastly, I made an AML Slack Team! Slack is a messaging and file sharing app where we can chat about all things AML. If you’re interested in getting an invite, all I need is your e-mail address. Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your e-mail in the comments! You can download Slack for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac, Windows and even Linux here. We’ll be able to chat in real time about stuff in the chat channels, and you can search conversations to see what people are talking about. I hope to see you there!
One of the best things about finally having a fancy pants smartphone (a Samsung Galaxy) is the ability to use my phone as a personal organizer. I use it for multiple e-mails, social media accounts, my Etsy store, GPS, a calendar, syncing my FitBit, goofing off, saving money, and chatting with friends. But what I was missing was an easy way to remind myself of stuff I need to DO. I love lists, but I always lose them. Enter Google Keep.
Available for Android, iOS, Chrome and just straight up on the web, information SYNCS across multiple devices: just log into your Google account. Oh, and did I mention you can use the app for multiple Gmail accounts? WELL YOU CAN.
(I may have squeed just now. Did I squee? Maybe I only squeed inside my head. But I just told you I squeed. Don’t tell anyone okay?)
On top of just making text lists, you can also write or draw with your finger:
And record voice memos:
You can also add photos and probably do half a billion other useful things. I’ve been using Google Keep for awhile without even thinking about it, so I figured I’d share.