All posts tagged: instagram

My Instagram Detox

One of my new years resolutions this year was to be more ‘Present’. I’ve been reading a book called, ‘the power of the now’ and it’s all about being conscious of the moment you’re currently in and not thinking about the past or the future. Anyway, I was getting into the book etc and I quickly realised that Instagram was a large part of why I wasn’t living in the Now. I used to find myself scrolling and scrolling through timelines, profiles and before I knew it an hour had passed and I wasn’t any further forward with my day, to-do lists or even worse, I wasn’t being present with who I was with. I think Instagram is one of the worst platforms for comparing yourself to others. And we always say that it’s the younger generation thats getting hit the worst by it, but I disagree. Im 24, going on 25 this year and I think it affects me just as much because I look at people I follow and constantly compare myself or …

Why Instagram is killing my blog.

As a ‘blogger’, I rely heavily on my Instagram to help drive more traffic to my blog. However, over the last few weeks I have observed many different opinions on Instagram’s famous new algorithm. I don’t like to say it out loud, but the recent Instagram update may be killing bloggers rather than growing them. Since Instagram changed their ‘Algorithm’ I have noticed a dramatic change in what I can see on my feed. Nothing is in order & I’m seeing posts ‘recommended’ for me. I follow people of a reason, I want to see their pictures. But all I see is an out of order timeline mixed with accounts that I might like. I am completely missing out on some accounts posting and it makes me wonder how many accounts that follow me are the same. I have just short of 1000 followers on Instagram right now and I am lucky if I manage to get 100 likes on each picture. My insights say I get plenty impressions but why is that not showing …

Flying the Nest

Good Evening folks! Over the last few weeks I have spoken to people who have recently moved out from their parents home and ventured into the world, alone. It wasn’t until then that I realised how many of us secretly struggle to deal with the change, so I decided to tell you guys how it affected me. You never know, I might make someone feel a little bit better! Its just short of 18 months since I flew the nest and went solo with Ross. We were extremely lucky that instead of having to rent for a few years we could go ahead and mortgage our own property. At 21, it’s not a common occurrence and you don’t realise how much of a big commitment it is until you’re signing on the dotted line to say your liable for thousands of pounds. We had wanted to get our own place for some time but our engagement in December 2015 hurried things along slightly. Applying for a mortgage has to be THE MOST stressful thing I’ve …

Instagram: A love hate relationship

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 haveΒ orΒ 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 …