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I'm Sooo Over Instagram


Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. 
Ecclesiastes 7:8-11



A time I never anticipated has come for me and I'm truthfully not sure what it means. I'm a bit uncertain as I say this, but I think I'm over Instagram. Holds breath for dramatic grasp! 

Whether or not that's a shocker to you, I know for sure it is to me. I'm a millennial and a blogger, so insta is like a big part of my life. I use it both personally and professionally, and I've been on the platform for over five years. I've had the moments where I choose to forgo time on there, but very rarely have I ever felt the way I am now.

I just don’t have fun on it like I once did, especially when it comes to using it for my blog. 

Thankfully, I didn't reach this point from comparing. I thinks that's one of the worst things about social media and is a hard hole to come out. My personal qualms come from the blogger status I'm in where it is expected for my feed to be a certain way, for me to produce visually appealing stories, and for me to remain authentic, while also looking like a traditional blogger. Translation: thin, tan, beach waves, and clothing that resembles what a lot of other girls have on. 

I don't want to step on any toes, because I've met some girls that are traditional bloggers and really own their brand, all while fitting that mold. It's just that it's so underwhelming to me to see the same thing over and over, which happens. Granted, it could be the people I follow, but even the nontraditional bloggers have a way of easing into a curated and crafty vibe that gets an eye roll. 

Maybe it's me, but I feel that what I see is a loss of personality and an extra large dose of #aesthetic. Yes, its cute and very pretty, but it's very tiring to maintain that and I don't want to anymore.

I'm not leaving Instagram because it is a valuable marketing tool, but I am done with working on being a curator. That's not my aspiration and it never was. I wanted to be fashion blogger who shared funs and the more I read, it was appaarent hat I needed to share it in a cute way. Been there and done that, so now I just want to share what I like, when I like, and how I like. Simple. 

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  1. Love what you had to say about this!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm very passionate about this subject, but I tried to keep it short!

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