INSTAGRAM ~ I prefer just to see you
Updated: Sep 6, 2019
Instagram has been my favourite app on the market, being placed on the leader board far above facebook, twitter, and snapchat for a while now. It was a place I could share memories, get inspiration from the people I follow, and like the images I liked without having to conform to any norms. Well that's the way it used to be, until I fell into a deep hole of what instagram is becoming, or maybe already was.
There are people deleting their instagrams because they see this deep hole, and because of it they run. But GUESS WHAT?! You don't need to conform. Be a rebel. I have seen countless instagrams with not a lot of followers with the most amazing feed, and I follow them because their content is so obviously them. It radiates who they are, and that to me is what it should be.
W h o A r e Y o u K i d d i n g ?
It took me about 6 or 7 months to realise that slowly I had become an 'instagrammer' who posted content of what other people would like, pretty coffee shops, lots of landscape shots of landscapes which held no meaning at all, doors which I hadn't the keys too, and so on. Instead of this I should of been posting more of which relates to me. I should of been posting the disposables of me and my friends that hang up on my wall, endless shots of my pony Molls, the experiences I went on, and actually EXPERIENCED.
With great power comes great responsibility.
By sharing your life with others (whether your instagram is private or public) you are whether you know it or not, you are a role model to many. If you telling so many people to be themselves but you yourself are not taking that advice, then how do you expect others too?
F o l l o w T h e P e o p l e W h o M a k e Y o u
H a p p y
I have seen it over and over again, my friend's following people that are skinny, minny and are just generally living 'the' life, and don't get me wrong that's fabulous for them. Some people see that and it allows them to set goals, and stick to them. However some people I feel are following these blogs and it makes them feel awful about their own life. Always seeing something unreachable. Some advice, go through the people you're following and ask yourself why you're following them? Do you actually like their content? Does their content actually give anything to your life? Does it make you happy? Smile? Laugh? Cry? Take a serious look on why you're following them. And unfollow any of those who aren't impacting your life in a positive way.
My favourite person to follow is of course my best friend who forever is inspiring me Els, but there's a never ending list of people who inspire me every single day such as Estée Lalonde who is forever lightening up my feed with bright colours and fabulous captions, and Pretamangeruk just because, well it's Pret, and I eat nothing else when I'm visiting anywhere with a pret in a 30 mile radius. Find your people, and unfollow those who aren't.
A l l A b o u t T h e M e m o r i e s
From now on I'm going back to what I know. I'm posting photo's because they're special to me, not because the colour scheme matches. Sometimes my feed will be filled with my horse, sometimes they will be filled with friends, quotes, landscapes, my face (when I can finally figure out how to successfully take a selfie.) The point is it doesn't matter if anyone likes it, all that matters is that I like it.
I am no fashionista, I like horses, yet I don't compete, I'm a lifestyle blogger but I don't have the 1000's of followers. I'm just me. And if you like my stuff then hit that follow button, but if you don't like what I'm posting that's okay. You're not entitled too. But I'm no longer doing it for anyone else but me, and you should too.