The internet has a way of letting you know what someone is doing at all times. Some people document their lives on the web for all to view and track, and others express themselves through images and short blurbs. There are so many different sites now that allow people to show their interests and hobbies or even just funny pictures of cats. Pinterest, Blogspot, Instagram, Tumblr and many more have taken the Internet by storm and I don’t see a stop to it anytime soon.
The question that some ask is, “Which site is best?” The real question should be, “Which site is best for me?” Each offers different outlets for expression, so when choosing which site to designate your time, consider your own personal interests and motivations.
Pinterest is a great site for posting tips, recipes, etc. It’s geared more toward women in their teens and up. I personally love searching through Pinterest for new recipe ideas, like whole websites dedicated to different ways to make chocolate desserts. I’ve also come across sites with tips and tricks on home décor projects and hairstyles (apparently the number of ways to braid hair is endless).
Blogspot is terrific for people who like to publicly journal in almost a diary entry format. Many people daily post the idiosyncrasies of their lives and whatever is on their minds. I’ve also noticed lately that it’s being used as a travel blog. Now that people usually don’t leave town without their laptops, they’re able to keep their friends and family updated on their adventures, even if they’re across the world.
Instagram is a site that allows people to post edited images instantly. The program has multiple filters that you can use to give your pictures an almost professional quality. And hey, everyone looks better in high contrast with purple lighting. You can also tag your friends and write descriptions of where the picture was taken.
Tumblr is my personal favorite. It’s sort of a free-for-all blog site. The categories are endless, but easily searchable. Tumblr’s main benefit (but sometimes spoiler) is that it’s updated constantly. It usually gets the most traffic during anticipated televised events like the Oscars, Grammys, season finales of shows, etc. It can be incredibly entertaining or just frustrating because certain plot points can be ruined by someone in a time zone ahead. Another upside to the site is that users post random pictures and movie screens shots so you really never know what you’re going to stumble upon.
So whether you’re searching for ways to improve, post about or document your daily life, or are just looking for funny pictures, there’s always a site out there for you. All you have to do is start blogging!