Throwback Thursday [13]: My First Instagram Post

On October 6, 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched Instagram. In two years’ time, it went from having 13 people on its payroll to having 500 million users. Crazy.

I decided to check out what my very first Instagram post was. On July 27, 2011, I posted this picture.  It doesn’t have hashtags, nor even a caption. To this day, it has zero likes and zero comments. It only makes sense that my very first post would be about books.

Have I read any of these books, you ask? Well, let’s see:

There are 17 books in this picture. Out of those 17 books, I’ve only read 5 (Afterbirth by Sophie Littlefield, Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer, Supernaturally by Kiersten White, Pearl by Jo Knowles, and Dead Rules by Randy Russell). I think it’s time to cull the shelves because I’m pretty sure I still have these books. #bookhoarderproblems.

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Photo Vomit [25]: On Instagram



I know. I was supposed to have my TBR numbers up once and for all, but I’ve got to be honest. After the 100 count, I felt too disheartened to continue. So today, I decided to post my favourite Instagram pics from September. I actually haven’t posted anything this week. I’ve been really stressing out about life and work. Thankfully, I’ve at least eliminated one of the two. Well, obviously, I’m still alive, so it’s the work. Lol. Officially tended my resignation today. I’ve been working for the same company for 15 years now, so it’s quite a shock to everyone when they learned that I’m leaving. But, things have been too stressful for me over there, and I just feel like it’s time to find another set of challenge for me.
Anywho, Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We’re driving to the cabin after work and coming back tomorrow morning. Hubby has some OT, so it’ll be and the kids at home. Which is great because I’ll get a lot of blogging/ reading done after my chores. 🙂
If you’re on Instagram, hit me up with your handle.
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Photo Vomit [22]: Instagram Favourites







Hi. My name is Joy and I’m an Instagram addict.
  • If you ever feel like you’re posting too much on Instagram, DON’T. It’s your account. If your followers feel like you over-post, all they have to do is hit the UNFOLLOW button.
  • Those filters are your friends. Use them. But never use the hashtag “no filter” if you’ve filtered the shit out of your selfie. There is a way for your followers to call on your bullshit.
  • Remember when you have to upload your picture in an app that resize your photo to square? Well, Instagram finally listened! Yay, for landscape attribute!
  • DO NOT USE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY when you’re taking a picture of food porn. It doesn’t make the food look all that appetizing. If the restaurant is too dark, that’s a sign that you shouldn’t be wasting some quality time with your loved ones by doing close up shots of your food.
  • One sure way of getting people to follow you? LIKE, LIKE, LIKE. Yeah. But be honest. Don’t like the picture because you’re looking to score brownie points. Like the pictures because you like them.
Joy’s Guidelines to following an account.
  • Do I know you from somewhere? You look kinda familiar. Oh yes! You visit my blog from time to time, right? And remember when we fangirled over that book? Yes! Yes! I know you. So yeah. *clicks follow button*
  • God. Why are your pictures so perfect?! When I grow up, I want to be like you. Sigh. Yeah, I’m jealous, but heck… *clicks follow button*
  • You live where?! Finland? Norway? India? China? Australia? Sweden? OMG. I’ve always wanted to visit your country! *clicks follow button*
  • Roses are red. Violets are blue. Your words are porn. I think I like you. *clicks follow button*
Do you have an Instagram account?
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Photo Vomit [#15]: Instagram Tags


Book and a notebook. Tagged by Amir of Not so Literary!


Book and lipstick. Tagged by @crochetandbooks on Instagram.

DSC_0990Pressured reads. Tagged by @mariannelee_092 (Boricuan Bookworms) on Instagram.


Books with plaid. Tagged by @booksandbaby (Educating Elsa) on Instagram.


Bookish breakfast. Tagged by @lilytales on Instagram. Tea, strawberries and a granola bar.

I’ve been horrid at responding to tags on Instagram, so I thought I should try and catch up. If you’ve tagged me in the past and I have not responded to it yet, don’t fret. I’ll make it up to you soon. I’m on Instagram, in case you want to see more of these bookish pictures.


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