When I thought about writing a blog, I never had anything other than writing in mind.
I never thought about my Instagram or my socials I just loved to write about things I am passionate about.
However everywhere you seem to look (especially on Instagram) everyone claims to be a ‘blogger’ people use the hashtag to gain likes, they list their Instagram as a ‘Personal Blog’ or even worse ‘Influencer’ (that word makes me shudder!) all without even having an actual blog.
Does it annoy me? A little.
A couple of months ago I really started to invest in my writing and my Instagram, and it has been steadily growing which is great. I love interacting with other bloggers, reading their content and have them read mine.
However around 6 weeks ago I had a crisis in confidence about this whole world.
Am I really cut out for striving constantly for the perfect Instagram aesthetic? Do I want to stress over fresh content, gaining followers and maintaining my feed?
I didn’t know whether I was.
I know my feed is not perfect, I don’t have the Instagram boyfriend ready to take picture perfect snaps of me, I don’t have the lifestyle that allows me to holiday every other weekend. My feed very much reflects me and who I am as a person.
And I had noticed, as my following was growing, I was feeling less confident in myself and feeling the pressure to make it look a certain way.
But then I stopped.
Because do you know? I’m okay with not having the perfect Instagram, I’m okay with not having thousands upon thousands of followers.
I’m okay with being just a ‘normal blogger’ one who loves to write and loves to share the good times on my Instagram.
I’m okay with being the girl other girls relate too.
I’m okay with not posting the perfect pictures every time, because I am not perfect.
I don’t always get the perfect angle, I most of the time tuck into my food before remembering I am supposed to be taking a photo and my outtakes are a lot of the time better than the posed pictures.
Because my blog and my socials are a reflection of me and I’m okay with that.