The current pressures of the social media world are immense. Who knows where blogging will be in five years time, let alone Instagram. I sometimes wish that I started blogging early enough to have had a chance at succeeding in the competitive market of today but I guess it just wasn’t my time. No matter what happens, I completely love my blog and it’s my own little slice of the internet where I call home. I love talking about my travels, wedding plans and life in general.
Currently, I feel such a warm presence within the blogging world via social media, which is just amazing. I know that I can put out a tweet, Facebook post or an Insatstory in the search of some advice and my blogging family will be there for me. It’s such a nice feeling and something I haven’t experienced before online until this year. All the tips and advice from fellow bloggers has really helped me shape who I want to be and how to share my experiences with you all the best that I can.
I personally feel that Instagram themes are huge right now and have been for a long time. Don’t get me wrong I do love a theme and I am not knocking anyone who has one. Preferably I like to see diversity on my feed, from professional photos to realistic day to day images is where it’s at for me. When I first started taking my blog more seriously this year, I felt a lot of pressure on Instagram to have my feed looking a certain way. I lost sight of what it actually was for and how I wanted to be perceived. Wanting to show off my personality and inspire others with my love for photography as well as an occasional image shot on my classic iPhone every now and then.
At the moment I feel I have decent engagement in regards to the number of followers that I have which I am very thankful for, although I do feel it could be a lot better. Unfortunately, with the algorithm, it’s hard to determine if people appreciate your images or not. Instagram is a tough market to crack and something that would have been so much easier a few years ago without the joys of the algorithm.
I say screw the algorithm, don’t have a theme if you don’t want to and just enjoy the journey of Instagram. Lately, I have been enjoying the route that I want to go down on my feed; editing and shooting on location as well as connecting with more followers.
Honestly, I would love to hear your thoughts on this and what you would like to see from me in the future. Comment down below, any tips or feedback would be greatly appreciated.