Hi, my name is Dean and I’m an Instagram addict.  There I said it.  I can spend hours and hours going through photographs.  If I’m following you, don’t worry, chances are I’m not stalking you, though I’m sure I love your photos too. The Instagramers I stalk are usually the ones who are into Home Interior like this one:


or this one:


I also like drooling over pretty photos:


And there are hundreds of them, thousands even!  I keep scrolling and it never seems to stop, beautiful photos, I stare at them like a love-struck teenager and keep clicking on the heart button.  I heart that, oh and that one too, oh-my-word, yes please!  I keep clicking hearts, my eyes are probably heart-shaped now. I knew it was a bad decision to put up an account that’s why it took me ages to do it.  Now I’m hooked  and  I can’t seem to stop.

I’m also over at Pinterest, but I’m hardly there.  I know that one can be addicting too, but somehow I managed to avoid getting pinned.  I know there are loads of home interior stuff there too, maybe even more than Instagram.  But my will is too weak and won’t even dare investigate.  One addiction is enough.


Yes, I am an Instagram addict.

I’m hoping it’s just the novelty of it and that soon, I’ll stop clicking hearts and falling in love with photograph upon photograph.  For now, I’m still clicking.

Which reminds me, have you heard of one Instagramer who likes to post photos of hot guys reading a book?  As if they are such a rare sighting, that they actually have to photograph them as proof that there are indeed cute guys who read books 😉  No, I don’t follow the account.  I prefer to oggle at white furnishings.  Yes, I told you I was boring.

What about you?

Are you addicted to any social-networking sites?

The Reading Residence
Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. You weren’t kidding when you mentioned you were afraid you were going to get addicted! Lol! I’m totally a Pinterest addict. Like totally. If I haven’t blogged for a week it’s because Pinterest has sung her siren song!

    • So far, I haven’t been hoooked to twitter yet… Thank goodness for that, otherwise, I’ll never get anything done! 😉

  2. I am definitely addicted to blogging. It was originally fueled by my passion for writing and talking and that’s been fueled by stats, awards and being able to build friendships with some incredibly like-minded people. I am a fairly intense person and I love how you get past all the social small talk with blogging and connect with someone at quite an intimate level…at least on certain subjects. xx Rowena

  3. I love Instagram and have way too many Pinterest boards. I am using them as inspiration for decorating our new house, although my own pictures are mostly just everyday snapshots and not a thing of beauty!

  4. Oh, I do like Instagram, too, though it’d be fair to say not as much as you! I like Pinterest, and can lose a fair bit of time there if I’m not careful! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • I’m staying clear off Pinterest for now (though I do have a profile there). I don’t think I can handle two addictions! 😉 x

  5. oddsocksandlollipops

    I can get the addiction but I am not quite at that level … yet….

  6. I think Instagram might be my weakness too – it’s just the perfect thing to look at on the night feeds when you need to stay awake but you can’t quite get your brain to cooperate to fully functioning, I just scroll and look at pretty pictures!

    • Yes, that’s why it’s so easy to get hooked! You can easily keep scrolling like I do on my phone while waiting for the dinner to cook, waiting for little T while she’s in her gymnastic class etc…

  7. You know, I don’t have a clue about Instagram at all. I don’t have an account and have never even considered it. Is there something wrong with me? I have a Pinterest account, and although I should use it productively for my blog, the most I have done on it is pin pictures of rock starts that I like perving over. The most popular pin I have is a pic of Eddie Vedder lifting his t-shirt. That one gets re-pinned all the time! I’m a traditional old Facebook and Twitter gal, really. Oh, I’ve just discovered YouTube as a social space to network on!

    I have to say, your Instagramming is quite inspirational. Maybe I’ll jump on the bandwagon and see what the heck it is all about.


    • Oh my goodness, I had such a big crush on Eddie Vedder when I was younger. Okay fine. I still do like him … If you’re a visual kind of person and love photographs, then you’ll like Instagram. I have to steer clear off Pinterest, like I keep saying, can’t handle another addiction 😉

      • You know, he is ageing beautifully well! (o;

        My latest rock star perving is over the boys from The Darkness. I’m just a total sucker for boys who can play guitar and sing in very high voices. Oh, and tattoos. Gibson guitars… Yeh, maybe my addiction is guys with guitars..?

        On a more serious note, I do love photos and visual beauty. This is probably a very good reason to steer clear of Instagram, but I think I will give it a go! (o:

        • Do give instagram a go! Btw, I’ve been trying to click on your site but for some weird reason it keeps saying “Safari can’t find the server?” … Going back to men with guitars… On a lesser serious note, same here, though I don’t go for boys who have high voices 😉 … I like men who have so much anger and emotion when they sing (like Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard or even Damien Rice). Thank goodness, my husband very seldom reads my blog 😉

          • Ha! Brilliant – we’re doing a bit of work to the site (which was working earlier on, but thanks for the heads up!).

            But anyway, the high voice thing isn’t usually a prerequisite to fit man, but I make the exception for lovely Justin Hawkins, as he’s just amazing.

            Yes, definitely a good thing your hubby doesn’t read your blog! xx (o;

          • I’m afraid I’m still stuck in the past. Will have to check out Justin Hawkins on youtube, if I get hooked, I have you to blame 😉 x

          • He’s probably an acquired taste… In my book, you’re not a real man unless you can confidently prance around a stage in skin-tight spandex, whilst masterfully soloing a Gibson Les Paul AND singing ridiculously high notes. Did I mention tattoos? Nipple piercings. Yup, I’m a rock star pervert. All this on the back of Instagram addiction!

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