If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I’ve written the next great American novel via Instagram.

I realized recently that I’ve been completely remiss in posting to the site and tried to get to the root of the cause. It turns out that I haven’t bothered writing here since I installed Instagram on my phone. In the last five months I have published 0 blog posts and 438 Instagram photos. In the photos-to-words conversion that’s 438,000 words, or roughly a prose trilogy.

So, what have I been up to in my hiatus from writing? That question is probably best answered by looking at what I take photos of.

Things I eat:



Things I drink:






Blue skies:



Beijing randoms:






Chinese people:



Buildings (an extension of blue skies):



Hilariously bad English:



So, now you’re basically caught up with my life of recent. I promise I’ll throw words at you with higher frequency, but in the mean time you can follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to on a daily basis. In the past few weeks this has included a new obsession with photographing mops, which if you live in Beijing makes (almost) perfect sense.


Posted by:Natalie

Writer. Internet Wrangler. Media Relations by day. Marketing for ATB Publishing by night. Big fan of zombies, cupcakes and candid photography. 我爱北京

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