If you are as big a fan of Instagram as I am - then you will LOVE this!! (Full disclaimer - I don't benefit from this post, I was a beta tester for the process last year, now I'm just a happy customer!)
I am a firm believer in the power of a printed photograph. Of course I LOVE sharing my clients photos on my Facebook page, and I LOVE posting my slices of life to Instagram, and occasionally I even update this blog! lol
But how long will these websites be around? Remember MySpace? Geocities? Friendster? The internet is a fickle thing, as is the digital file. Computer crashes, viruses, and plain ol' human error have deleted many a family memory. But a book is different. It's real. It's substantial, it's just special. It's always there, even if the power is out, or you've gotten a new computer, or your internet is down.
I know - life is busy and frankly, digital photography has made capturing images overwhelming. It used to be that we just dropped a roll of film in an envelope and 24-36 shiny prints would come back about a week later. Now instead of 36 images from our kid's birthday party, we have 456. Instead of 60-75 from our wedding, we have 1250. We also feel the need to make them them better after we take them, sharper, more vivid, whatever, just adding more work to an overwhelming task. So it doesn't get done. Weeks, months, years go by and the photos just keep piling up, taunting you with their un-done-ness... adding to the guilt is the pressure that they could disappear from your computer or phone at any time, when was the last time you backed them up?
I know. It's hard. But this is easy. Connect your Instagram account to Bookto.me, choose once a month, or once every three months, and that's it. They'll take all your Instagram photos and assemble them in a hard bound book and mail it to you, every time, with zero work on your part. Just keep taking pictures of your life. Don't want a photo included in the book? No problem, just use hashtag #nobtm and it's out.
As you can see - I'm a fan.
And that's it - I love it, I don't worry about Instagram going out of business, I don't worry about my phone suddenly wiping clean of all my photos. I have what I love in REAL LIFE! I know - what a concept huh?!
AND - because Booksto.Me is SO cool - they gave me a code to share!!
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