Instagram, one of the most popular social networking platforms for bloggers, businesses, models and photographers. You can reach out to millions of people worldwide with one photograph, amazing. But, I cant help but feel torn between loving Instagram and hating it.
I love to share things with people like ideas I have or things I like and I also like to see what other people like and love and gain ideas. However, it’s not all rainbows and daisies. It can be manipulated to another level you couldn’t even possibly imagine. Like any social media you can make your life look like one thing when really it is the complete opposite. In a society that has sky high percentages of teenage (and adult) depression and social anxiety you can’t help but think it is the root of the problem. For most, your feed is filled with unrealistic looking girls (or men) wearing things you can’t afford or going places you could only dream of. No wonder we are depressed. And to top it off, most of them get paid for it.
On the other hand, I suppose you could say it motivates people. There are many accounts out there that should be proud. They have created a living from Instagram and are living the life that most of us want. Most bloggers link it with there website and within minutes they have widened their audience by using one picture (which is exactly what I’m about to do, not gonna lie). When I first opened my Instagram account I wasn’t so sure about it. I could never decided wether to keep it private or not. The thought of people stealing my pictures really got under my skin, and more so the thought of people seeing my pictures that I really didn’t want to see them. But, I like to take nice pictures and share them with more than just people that are linked to my Facebook.
Look, I suppose what I am saying is that I’m still on the fence. I see the argument for hating it and also loving it. But, I just can’t decide on which one I agree with more. How much pressure does Instagram put on you? A lot or none at all? Either way don’t take it too seriously (unless you’re making an absolute bomb from each and every picture you post).
Let me know your thoughts, and if you’re a lover you can follow I’m insta.
Love, Pamy xox