I don’t want to belabor a point but social media has been such a bore lately. Every time I scroll through I immediately wonder what happened to the fun Instagram I once knew. I am so sick of how quickly things burn out in this absurdly fast-paced world. Blogs were neat and then a dime a dozen. Instagram seemed like the fun new venture and then affiliate links and highly curated feeds took the fun away. I can’t even get into Snapchat or any other app because I am too old to learn them. So, what now? I don’t want to throw the towel in on Instagram because it’s a fun quick way to stay in touch but I also don’t want to add to the boring. I have been asking myself how I can keep having fun with it without getting sidetracked by all that I hate about it and I have come up with my solution.
I am going to just keep it simple. Stop scrolling through feeds I don’t appreciate and start searching out ones that feel genuine and fresh. I will not force a posting schedule upon myself because I think that’s a big part of the turn off for readers. Everyone’s got a gimmick or pitch or angle and it just. gets. old. I want to share things with you guys for the same reason I started a blog years and years ago…I like talking about design and I like sharing my ideas. There’s no sense in forcing myself to have something to say or share every day. If I do, great. If not, great too!
I am also going to not think outside the box because then I just feel like I’m trying too hard. I am going to share my favorite deals and little peaks into my house or client projects. When I am brain dead I won’t try to come up with some cute caption or something deep to say about subway tile. And I will keep trying to keep it real. InstaStories are a fun way for me to share my life and the daily, unedited moments so maybe you will check in with me there too.
I don’t know how to fix a world that is fixated on what’s next and what’s cool and what makes a real #bossbabe but I do know how to share what comes into this brain of mine so that’s what I will do. But, I want to know from y’all- all two of you that read blogs anymore- what do you want to see from me? What’s your favorite type of post here or on social? I feel like you can find info on any design dilemma just by searching Pinterest so I am not trying to reinvent the wheel here. Quick tips? Good deals? Reveals only?? What say you?
I love this online world even though so much of it feels foreign from the one I began in back in 2010 and I know that I still have a handful of you who aren’t looking for the next big thing but just good ole simple design tidbits so thank you! I am going to spend this week (on Insta) trying to bring some of the spark back by highlighting my favorite accounts to follow. I am focusing on the ones who really keep things interesting and fresh and never seem to get swept up in all the other BS. And, I want to hear from you guys- who do you love? Which accounts am I missing?? Where’s the best inspiration? Let’s work together to #makeinstagramfunagain 🙂