Ok yes fine: Offbeat Bride is using Instagram now #Marketing & PR#instagram#offbeat bride#social media January 21 | Ariel offbeatbride UG, YOU GUYS. You know how last month I wrote all about my social media diet and giving up Instagram? Well, totally unrelated to that, I've been having many conversations with many small business people about Instagram's value as a business tool. So yes, while I'm still avoiding Instagram in my personal life, it's now just like Facebook… something I won't use personally, but am resigning myself to using almost daily professionally. Yep, Offbeat Bride's Instagram account is now out of dormancy and going strong. And of course it's already mostly about my shoes. …well, and then there's me dancing? Shit, see? Here I go to hit my rat lever… Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Lovesick Expos: 2 down, 4 to go NEXT We love our commenters: permanent choices, horse tails, and odes to spreadsheets Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] I just started trying to decide wether to share my instagram with my clients, since it's mostly babies and nonsense. But I finally decided it was just a small enough look into my life even if it means bombarding engaged couples with images of my 2 year old son tucking ramen into bed like a baby doll (for realz). Excited for Ariel-grams! Slightly off-topic, but since you've encouraged this kind of thing before … Hot damn that's a fine yogagram! 3 agree I encourage it so much that I booked him to do a performance at the Seattle Lovesick this weekend. EVERYONE, QUICK! COME LOOK AT MY HUSBAND'S CROTCH!! 16 agree In argyle and a vest!! Drool. 2 agree Ooh! Bendy! Um, whoa! Impressive! I need to get back into yoga, asap! 2 agree I WANT THOSE SOCKS OH EM GEE! 1 agrees I've gotten as far as creating an instagram account for the biz, but not much further (such as with actually posting more than a couple of photos, lol). I've got a few ideas though. Will definitely have to follow OBB there! Those shoes are by Melissa, right? Most uncomfortable things ever. They are just overpriced, poorly designed jellies. Awful, awful shoes. 1 agrees …agreed, but they sure are fucking cute. 4 agree Is "ug" spelled out that way? I usually add an h. Have I been spelling it wrong all these years???? The Offbeat Empire's copyeditor reports that you're correct: https://twitter.com/astrogothwitch/status/426090755686281217 I've heard people (myself included) say ugg (hard g) in lieu of ugh (uh followed by a crackle and an exhale). Ugh will always be the actual word and correct. Ugh, to me, implies disgust (which may be appropriate and what was intended here?) but for me, ugg is a caveman grunt about how taxing the world is. It's my Blerg. Please don't smite me for my insolence, O mighty and beautiful Caroline. 😀 7 agree I love the number of views my video of you getting yo' dance on has gotten! You were quite talented with those men on stilts, m'lady! I think your hubby should give stilts a whirl!!! 😀 Welcome to the wonderful world of Instagram!! 1 agrees Comments are closed.