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Thoughts on Instagram

May 30, 2013

Are you on Instagram? I am – and I love it! It is such an easy way to find inspiration and a quick way to share snapshots of whatever is going on at the moment.
I joined the Instagram community one year ago and looking back I must say I had no idea what I was in for. I thought it was all about sharing photos and an easy way to add filters (oh yes, those early IG days when it was all about the filters!). But quickly it became about the people and not the photos.

I have “met” so many wonderful people from all around the world. I’ve seen bumps turn into babies, houses being renovated and travelgrams from across the globe. I have laughed out loud and shared the funniest insider jokes and I’ve been moved to tears from heartfelt captions and comments. I’ve jumped with joy when Instagram friends have celebrated joyous moments and watched in awe when the community come together to reach out and offer kindness and hope in times of sorrow.

I’ve seen true connections and friendships being born across the miles and oceans and I’m constantly reminded of, how small the world really is and that you can find like minded people with the same values and interests as you all over this beautiful planet of ours.

A few times now I’ve been surprised to find lovely gifts in the post from as close as Ireland, Holland and England and as far away as Canada and USA. Every time I am blown away by the kindness of a “stranger”.

I have grown to truly love Instagram and all the wonderful connections I’ve made. My world would be a little less colourful without this app. Plus it is so much fun looking back at my photo diary of the last year, it is a great way to remember the small things – and the big ones too.

Tomorrow two lovely Instagram friends of mine (and their son) from England are coming to Copenhagen. After hours of talking on Instagram, countless emails and some snail mail we are finally meeting in person. I can’t wait! I’m a bit nervous, but the good kind that gives you butterflies :)

Catherine, Stephen and Lucas – I can’t wait to meet you! Have a safe trip and see you soon xx
If you are not on Instagram, hurry up and get started. There is always room for one more. These are just a small selection of my instagrams, if you want to see more, you can find my account @thatnordicfeeling.

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    Reply Nermina May 30, 2013 at 22:19

    What a wonderful post! I totally agree…it’s such a great place with lovely people!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke May 31, 2013 at 13:08

      Thank you Nermina. See you on insta ;-)

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    Reply Vera May 30, 2013 at 22:54

    What a lovely post! It’s amazing how small the world became. I love to share a litle bit of our lives with people from all continents!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke May 31, 2013 at 13:09

      Thank you. Yes, the world does seem smaller thanks to Instagram. It’s a great comminity.

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    Reply Nan Haines May 31, 2013 at 19:10

    What a perfect description of our wonderful IG community! I’m so happy you are hosting new friends. Can’t wait to see pics and hear all about it. Enjoy!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke June 4, 2013 at 23:02

      Thank you so much dear friend. I hope to meet you too one day :)

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    Reply Cat @ studiohuntingbears May 31, 2013 at 21:15

    Oh Rikke… This was so wonderful to read and I’m so excited to meet you. It’s so true everything you say and it is an amazing community that I happened upon and we are lucky to have found such a wonderful group of friends. I too started because if the filters and the the lasting log of my photos. It has definitely been so much more than I expected.

    Looking forward to Monday xxx

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke June 4, 2013 at 23:07

      Dear Cat. Tak for your sweet comment. Now that we’ve met we’ve went from instafriends to real friends. You are the best!

      R xx

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    Reply Rachel June 1, 2013 at 00:38

    I have been following you on Instagram for a while now and more recently your blog. I love your photos! And you’re right, Instagram has been such a great place to meet new people or find out about a new designer. I’m totally addicted!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke June 4, 2013 at 23:03

      Thank you so much for leaving a sweet comment. It makes me happy to know that I can inspire others.

      IG is totally addictive – a daily dose of inspiration!

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    Reply Ali McCann June 2, 2013 at 20:49

    Hi there, I really enjoy your Instagram (I’ve been following you for a while now) and was delighted to learn you started a blog. It’s wonderful. Well done! I’m hoping you would check out my Instagram account @paparali and also my new blog http://www.paparali.com. I’m new to this blogging thing!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures & opinions.

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke June 4, 2013 at 23:05

      Thank you so much – I’m happy to know you enjoy the blog and my IG feed. Good luck with your too – I will stop by and have a look.

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    Reply meike June 3, 2013 at 15:37

    Now I’m sure: I need to have an IG-account, thanks!

    One other question: The white open ‘closet’ on the third photo, do you know where it’s from? I see it often on Pinterest & other blogs and I really want it for my new home.

    Regards from the Netherlands

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke June 4, 2013 at 23:01

      You definitely should! :)

      Do you mean the shelf system? It’s a String Pocket. It’s Swedish – if you google ‘the String shelves system’ you should find it.


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    Reply meike June 5, 2013 at 14:32

    thanks! I’m going to stockholm in a couple of weeks, so perfect!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke June 5, 2013 at 18:35

      You’re welcome :)

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