In the last few months, I've been watching a lot of webinars and reading a lot of blog posts on Instagram. It's really a platform that I've grown to love and thought would be a great place to grow my blog! But I honestly didn't like a ton of the advice that I was getting, it just didn't sit well with me.
After trying a few techniques here and there, I started to realize why all this wonderful advice wasn't sitting well with me.
IT WASN'T ME!
After trying a bunch of different strategies with my blog and Instagram, I started to realize that the only way I would truly continue to love coming to this space everyday and going to Instagram everyday was if I did it my way.
Reasons I Plan to Stay Authentic
1| I use my Instagram for my blog & my life, and my real life friends don't care for carefully posed photos five times a day.
2| Carefully posed photos 5 times a day take forever to photograph and a lot of energy.
3| Carefully curated photos would make my friends laugh because they have truly seen my apartment. As much as I love organizing, I have a husband. And I run my own business. All of this adds up to no time to really clean all the time.
4| Sometimes I just want to document my own life. Which isn't curated and isn't always beautiful objects. Sometimes it is puppies. Sometimes its the meal that I'm insanely proud of. And sometimes I just take photos of my feet because I didn't put make up on and my hair is in an insanely messy ponytail because it's also at the super awkward stage where it is too long to look cute down and too short to really fit in a ponytail.
5| I want to make friends with my readers. I want us to all become a community where you feel as open to share with me as I feel with you! So feel free to comment away on posts or Instagram photos because I am making a much bigger effort to be real and have conversations back!
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