Soooooo, as some of you have probably noticed I have not been as active on my blog, nor my Instagram in the last few months. And maybe some of you have not noticed it at all. But at end of the day I pay hosting for my blog so I better fill it up with some content, am I right?
Anyways, there are numerous reasons why I haven’t been as active on my social media and I wanted to share them with you.
Yep, for a while I was fed up with Instagram. With the company constantly changing the algorithm and limiting creators from reaching new audiences it made it hardly enjoyable. I was annoyed with putting so much effort into my content and not being able to get a reaction from my followers, because they don’t see it on their feed for instance. Also, a lot of the pictures on Instagram (as well as editing styles) became so similar. Everybody goes to the same travel destinations, takes pictures in front of the same monuments, wears the same brands and edits with the same presets. The creativity is dropping and Instagram is turning into a perfectly edited online magazine, where everybody wears designer and looks super-hot while eating fries.
When I moved to London it was a big change for me nevertheless. I had dreamed of moving to this city ever since I first visited it so I was beyond excited to have this opportunity. The busy everyday life of London can sometimes be overwhelming and time often flies faster than it did in lil’ ol’ Cardiff. As this is my last year of university (unless I decide to do an MBA one day), I want to enjoy it to the fullest. This means that often times I just focus on having a good time rather than capturing every moment for eternity. Yes, believe it or not, I do not post and share everything on social media, despite common belief. Never have, never will. Even though, it surprises a lot of people given that I do post more than the average Instagram user, a lot of my day-to-day experiences are not captured on Instagram.
One of my biggest problems has always been that despite always trying to be my insane self, I have given other people’s opinion too much of an importance. Don’t get me wrong. Listening to other people’s views can be beneficial as it can help you grow and develop as a person (wow, so deep), but it can also be limiting. As a professional “Overthinker” I have always been worried that other people might judge what I am doing, because they don’t fully understand it, because they think it is weird or just because. And yes, spending 25 minutes to take a picture of your food, an hour to choose the perfect selfie or an afternoon editing can be seen as bizarre or a waste of time. However, through my social media channels I have been able to meet so many wonderful people, to work on amazing campaigns and to express myself in a different way. At the end of the day despite everything, why do I need somebody’s approval for something that gives me joy?
With winter slowly coming to an end, uncertainties in my life coming into place and me deciding to stop slacking hahaha, I will try to get back into content creation, because at the end of the day…I just love it.
Happy Valentine’s Day? LOL