Instagram has been a hot topic for a while now, I feel like everyone has a different experience and different things seem to work for different people. Over the past few weeks I’ve made a couple of changes and I’m planning on making a few more too, so I thought I would share those in a post!
Become even more authentic
I want to start opening up a little more about my life in my captions like I do on my blog. I did this recently and spoke about the struggles I’ve had with my skin over the past few months, and I couldn’t believe the response. So many people messaged me and spoke to me about it and the fact I was able to help others just by sharing a more personal experience honestly made me so happy. There’s quite a lot about me that I’ve never spoken about on my blog, growing up I went through quite a few difficult things that I’ve managed to overcome. I think sharing this could really help and hopefully inspire people too.
Behind the scenes
I really love the more candid and random shots from people that show their day to day lives on Instagram stories – so I’m going to try and do more of the same. I want to share behind the scenes of everything I do and like the point I just mentioned, be more authentic and transparent. I got thinking about this the other day, I shared my healthy tea on my Insta stories, what you don’t see from that are the rest of the things I ate that day (4 chunks of chocolate, 4 cups of coffee and salt and vinegar snack a jaks if you’re wondering). I don’t want to be someone that only shares the “insta worthy” moments of my life anymore.
I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, but I want to get rid of the brands I’m not really that interested in and inactive accounts/ people I don’t engage with anymore. I’m sick of not seeing the photos from my favourite Instagrammers, so I think it’s time to strip it back.
Leaving an Instagram pod
After reading this post by Maria it got me thinking about Instagram pods, a lot. Being in a pod meant I was always guaranteed comments on my photos, and to be completely honest I was kind of scared that no one would bother engaging with me anymore if I left. I got it in my head that I needed it for my Instagram to grow and reach more people. However, I was wrong, and I’m so glad I’m no longer in a pod. It’s taken off a lot of pressure for me, I used to always be worried about falling behind and I’ve actually found that I just naturally make the effort to engage with content that I want to engage with now. I was lucky enough to be in a pod with a bunch of lovely ladies that I already follow, and I find myself commenting on their posts anyway!
Spend less time scrolling
I think with Jay coming home this will happen naturally, but since he’s been away I’ve spend so much more time on Instagram. I hate how much I’m looking at a screen throughout the day and how quick time passes while I do so. I need to download the app that shows you how long you spend on your phone and certain apps to shock me. Plus, I still have a lot of wedding planning to do so there ain’t time to be scrolling on Instagram!!