As I am sure ya'll know, Instagram is a place full of ugly selfies, drunken poses, and an array of random pics, all with little to no artistic flair whatsoever. But then there are those who have taken to the Gram to do something a bit more creative. I myself have taken to that aforementioned Gram, with a specific goal in mind. To build a Cult of Personality. My Gram is not your ordinary Gram. This ain't yo grandpappy's Gram!! Wait...what? Anyhoo, the Gram I am trying to build, this Cult of Personality, all of which is at 200 pics strong, and growing, is an amalgam of self-awareness, artistic experimentation, and lots of kitschy fun. This Gram has a few major categories. The first is, of course, the selfie. But these are not your typical duck-faced, side-tilted selfies. My selfies involve a bit more creativity, and sometimes an added silliness from one of the three thousand apps I have on my phone.
Sure, there are a bunch of selfies, but they involve animal heads, strange statuary, celebrity meet and greets, or possibly myself as the undead, via AMC's Walking Dead "Dead Yourself App." I also am building up a slew of photos revolving around my circle of friends. With not much family to speak of, my friends are my family, and so shall be a major part of this supposed Cult of Personality-in-the-making. Whether it be Zuky Two Shoes, a local gadfly and Midtown Harrisburg icon, or my wife and my's go-to-couple, Jen & Gary, or our rainbow-haired hippy roommate, Sarah, or any of the slew of other oddball friends around town, our friends are a major part of the ole Gram. Of course, another major part of the Gram are the Little Missus (who has her own hashtag at #thelittlemissus) and our adorbz little doggie, Marcy Proust (again, with her own hashtag #marcyproust).
I will still be posting here at the ole blog at least twice a week, sometimes thrice (top tens still coming), and obnoxiously Facebooking, as well as working on that book I hope to have up and ready by the Spring thaw, but now I can add Instagram Hero to that ever-growing list of self-centered accolades. With me closing in on 500 followers (and I had barely 100 as recently as July, when I decided to begin building my empire), the success of my Gram is growing and growing and growing. Friends and acquaintances are vying to become Gram-Worthy. Right now it is, of course, The Little Missus who has been the most Gram-Worthy, with 32 appearances. She is followed by little Marcy Proust, with 16 appearances. Then come friends like Gary (6 apps), Jen and Zuky Two Shoes (5 each), Ziza & Monica (4 each), Rainbow Sarah & Crazy Patty (3 apps each), and a slew more at 1 and 2 appearances a piece. Maybe you too can become Gram-Worthy, and find yourself making an appearance on my Gram. It is only up up and away from here on in. Next stop...Instagram Stardom...and maybe an appearance on @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, or a shout-out from Daniel Tosh.
So head on over to the Gram, and check me out. The name you are looking for is @kevynknox. This is also my Twitter tag if you are so inclined. So, to all my faithful readers and all those true believers, go ahead and follow follow follow me. Ya know ya wanna. Meanwhile, enjoy some of these fun Gram images from days past. The two above, plus below are a few more samples of what ya'll can get at the Gram. And tel everyone you know...friends and strangers alike. That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.
Seriously, check me at --- @kevynknox!!
That's (really) it gang. See ya 'round the web.