Had I not been a writer, I would never have discovered Facebook or Twitter. Without social media, I wouldn’t have had such fun or met so many great people. Once, I went on a road trip to the Romantic Novelists’ Association conference in the UK with three people I met on twitter. Let’s just say, friendships are forged through road trips!
Two weeks ago, I decided that Instagram had existed for far too long without me experimenting with it. So…I experimented. Somehow I created two accounts. DeeganDenise and DeniseDeegan. Once I managed to get myself back to one person – DeniseDeegan – I began to relax and enjoy.
At first, enjoyment meant admiring incredible photos of travel and nature posted by accounts such as National Geographic; the world is an amazing place. In terms of posting myself, I wasn’t sure where to start. Then I just thought, F**k it. Post whatever you like. In doing so, I’ve – surprisingly – learned a little about myself – mostly what I like. Nature, art and books.
So thanks Instagram – and writing – for opening up my world a little bit more.