Instagram Video: Love or Hate?

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t like despise change. Once I get used to doing something, anything, a certain way, in my opinion it should stay that way and never ever ever change. Ever.

I drive Cory and my brother nuts because at any given time, I have approximately 500 updates available on my phone, but I pretend like they’re not there because I LIKE TWITTER THE WAY IT IS, OKAY?!

But there is a first time for everything, friends. And for me, it’s the fact that I love the new video option on Instagram.

I love photos, but sometimes a  short little videos can tell a story, or get a drunken point across, better than a single snapshot.

I think I’m pretty awesome good at conveying my sarcastic, dry personality via the written word, but I’ve come to find that video leaves less room for interpretation.

I haven’t yet decided if this little update is going to make people really hate me, or possibly like me a tad bit more. Only time will tell.


  1. says

    One of my favorite things about Instagram was having the ability to just aimlessly scroll through and stop if a picture caught my attention….video slows me down a bit so I’m a bit torn on this. BUT with that said, I do think that last video NEEDED to be a video. I was dying laughing when I watched it on my phone yesterday!

    • Colleen says

      I’m totally torn, too! I agree, the best part about IG was the ability to scroll and stop if something caught my attention. I’m interested to see how frequently the video feature is used. It does make things a little more personal – I’m such a creep and enjoy hearing people that I read about every day, so that’s a cool part? Regardless – I’m torn!

  2. says

    I haven’t used it yet. I like the idea of it, but I’m not really sure how to use it, or what to use it for! I’m glad its there as I know the moment will come :)

  3. says

    I’m totally with you…I can’t stand change. I like things how I like them, ya know? That said, your videos are hilarious. I actually watched them last night on instagram, and you had me giggling. My only problem with the videos is that sometimes when I’m scrolling through, I accidentally hit a video with my hand and it starts playing.

    Thanks for sharing your cute self with us via video. Can’t wait to see more! And that beach bag…hilarious! :-)

    • Colleen says

      Agreed! There have already been several times that a video of something dumb starts playing and I’m like “NOOO!!!” Glad I could make you giggle though!

  4. says

    I really like the IG video feature. However, I agree with Sarah that it’s a little annoying when I unintentionally hit the video button.

  5. says

    I’m not so certain about the videos. It slows down IG and I just KNOW that I’ll forgot to turn off my phone volume at some point and be using my phone when I shouldn’t be (ahem, meetings at work) and suddenly there will be a little baby making noises or something. Bound to happen.

    That being said, oh my god your last video. That makes it all worth it.

    • Colleen says

      OMG I’m so worried about the SAME thing. I will absolutely find myself in the situation where I shouldn’t be looking at my phone, and a dumb video will start playing.

  6. says

    Oh my gosh STOP. I almost peed my pants laughing at you in the back. I’m DYING! Have you downloaded Vine? It’s just like the Instagram video but only videos, but it seems like the instagram version of the video is becoming way more popular. And when you have videos like that you can’t help but love it 😉

    • Colleen says

      Hahah! I’m so glad you think it’s funny! No, I haven’t downloaded Vine – only because I told myself I can’t get sucked into anymore social media outlets. But now that Instagram has brought video to the table, I’m pretty excited :)

  7. Whitney says

    I’m dying laughing of you sitting in the bag! Reminds me of the night Cory zipped you up in the suitcase! Haha!! Can’t wait to see you SO SOON!! Love you!

  8. Casey says

    Literally laughed out loud (b/c when I usually say “lol” it’s because I have nothing else to say) when you sat in your “little” beach bag! Love it!

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