I recently bought a new camera, as I have a habit of dropping them or smashing them or getting things stuck in them.
My latest one fell foul of the sand on the beach in Bournemouth, which the nice people at Jessops said would cost me up to £100 to remove.
I am no David Bailey, but I know a good picture when I see one.
Without a suitable outlet to share my work, I would max out the capacity on my yahoo email account sending them to people who were either in the photos themselves or not very interested.
But then came social networking. Facebook took off at the start of my final year of University, by which time I had grown bored of taking pictures of people and focussed my attention on lights, trees, canals and cats.
But it proved to be a brilliant outlet for sharing pictures at the click of a button.
The exhilarating highs of a night out at the student union were topped only by tagging photos of your snakebite-fuelled friends looking like complete tools dancing to ‘I Predict a Riot’.
Recently, I have begun to dabble with Flickr, which is essentially the photo section of Facebook without proper tagging bits, just as Twitter is the status section of Facebook without the interesting bits.
Confused? You should be.
It has been said that the best photo sharing websites should be as easy to use as real life photo albums, and for all of Facebook’s failings, it remains remarkably easy to upload, share and organise your pics.
Oh and I got a case for my new camera. Safety first kids.