Oh Instagram. The photo sharing app that pretty much every blogger uses. For the majority of the year I uploaded every single day without fail and I loved it. It helped me to improve on my photography and I spent ages trying to make sure I had a cohesive theme that was very ‘me’. I was never a huge instagram success… I averaged about 100 likes per photo. But despite that I was perfectly content with instagram. Until recently that is.
Recently my already pretty crappy likes, got even worse. Instead of averaging 100 odd likes a photo, a lot weren’t even making it past 70. I was getting even less likes than I did when I had a few hundred less followers. And I mean, don’t get me wrong, I know numbers aren’t everything, but it was still disheartening.
The worse my likes started to get, the more critical I became of my feed. I would spend ages looking over my feed from months ago and I soon realised that my photos where a lot better back at the start of summer. I didn’t like my current style, I felt everything was very repetitive and everything was just lacking something.
After a lot of thinking, I soon came to realise that I was forcing myself to upload for the sake of it. I’ve been lacking creativity and motivation, but I’ve been forcing myself to do it. Don’t get me wrong- sometimes it’s good to push yourself when you’re lacking motivation. But it’s not a good idea to share content you aren’t 100% happy with. And as such I haven’t posted in like a week. And do you know what? I’m ok with that.
So that brings me on to my next point. I’m going to try to blogmas again this year (today’s actually day 1). It was a huge success for me last year, and I’m hoping I can replicate that success again this year. But I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself. If I don’t post then I’m going to be fine with that. Between work, classes and a social life, I’ve hardly had any time to blog this past few months, and I’m only going to get busier in the run up to Christmas. So everyone wish me luck.*POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS