We all love to post a photograph on Instagram as much as the next person but we all the have days where we feel like our account isn’t good enough. That’s been me recently. I feel like my account isn’t exciting enough, maybe the images aren’t high enough quality, ‘are they so boring people will get bored of my account?’. First world blogger problems, I know.
I compare myself to others a fair amount, even though I know I shouldn’t; for example, the queen of outfits photo’s miss Maria J (she’s the absolute best). I feel like I need to post certain things to my account to draw attention however what’s the point in posting something if it’s not you and you don’t love the image. I adore fashion accounts where you get to see what girls wear with their pink denim jackets and new red boots however that isn’t quite me and I can’t give off the impression it is. I love shopping as much as the next girl but I don’t go and buy a new outfit every weekend, I buy a few new items a month if that; I’m a jeans and t-shirt gal who’s trying to get a little more experimental, slowly. Hence why you’ll see a few outfit pictures of me every now and then on Instagram, it’s real, I’m keeping it real, I’m a lifestyle bloggers who like to post outfits every now and then and there’s nothing wrong with that.
I want to maintain my personality through my Instagram, what you see is what you get, I’m not pretending to have a fancy life because of I sure as hell don’t. I worry that because I don’t post an exciting image every day my account isn’t ‘blogger enough’. I need to ditch that mindset. I’m a blogger because I post entries on my ‘blog’ and nothing can change that, Instagram doesn’t make a difference to that.
I’ve been receiving some Instagram story tags recently, y’know the templates that are all the craze at the moment asking questions like ‘who’s your fav blogger’. I’m shocked that anyone would say they ‘love’ my account or even think my pictures are of a high quality, it’s a little breathtaking hearing that. It’s reassuring. It reminds me that I can, in fact, be myself, I can post what I like when I want to post it; going even further than that I don’t have to have a theme if I don’t want one. They’re so damn hard to keep up with and I know for a fact I don’t follow other accounts for a theme, I want to get to know them, their lifestyle, what they’re up to, all that kind of inner gossip.
I want to continue enjoying using Instagram, I want it to be a positive platform that runs alongside my blog; a place full of happy bright images that help people learn a lil more about me. I want to feel free to create what I want on there, I don’t want to be stuck to a genre, I don’t want to feel like I can’t post an image that was taken on my iPhone SE as the quality isn’t good enough. I’m going to be myself and be carefree; I might try to do longer photo captions too so you can read a little more about how my day is going and anything interesting I might have been up to.