I made a quiet return to Instagram the other day after months of feeling disconnected in general and overwhelmed with the whole ethos and lack of positivity of social media.
I felt pressured to conform to the influencer norm, obliged to constantly post and interact and drained from worrying about numbers – how many followers, how many likes etc …
BUT after a good break and actively consuming less online crap I realised I was mostly causing all of those thoughts myself.
“Quiz….is this A: Me trying to remember how to use Instagram because it’s been so bloody long – or B: Me trying to work out what the F happened to the world in the past year?”
The bottom line is I’m a pretty creative person and I really miss photography and I miss editing images, making graphics and all the behind the scenes stuff that goes on with a blog and not going on Instagram had a direct impact on my activity here as well.
So what am I going to do? I’m going to post when I feel like it, am not going to worry about who’s reading it or what Brands might want to work with me and therefore what style of images and content I should be putting out there.
I’m going to do this for me, using it as a place to express myself as and when I have something worthwhile to say and hopefully find more of a balance so that I can keep this blog going, keep my Instagram looking pretty and interact with some nice people in the process haha!
If you’re interested in staying in touch you can find me here @tiffybailey
All being well, see you soon! Tiff x