Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Instagram Changed My Life


Before I start, I have to admit that I have done my fair share of complaining about Instagram. The whole perfectionism and the infamous algorithm have annoyed me more than they should have done. But, in all honesty, Instagram has really changed how I view things and I am thankful for that.

I first joined Insta back in January 2017. Yes, I was pretty late to the party but I found keeping up with my blog and Twitter account was enough for me. But curiosity got the better of me and I signed up. I originally created a fitness themed account (laughable, I know) as I was making the transition out of dangerously obsessive calorie controlling into eating what was good for me. I felt like keeping tracks of my food and being inspired by insta fitness gurus would help me to patch up my own relationship with food.

After a little while, I was kinda back on track. I wasn't obsessing over calories and I had even deleted the fitness app which I had previously used to track everything religiously. Then I got pregnant and that is when I really fell in love with Instagram. I had so much spare time and I loved how I could channel my creativity into my posts. I loved being able to document this new chapter of my life and have something to look back on. It really got my butt in gear in terms of blogging too. Seeing other bloggers creating amazing content inspired me and made me more dedicated than ever to growing my own blog.


It has been over a year since I have joined Instagram and the main difference I see now is that I appreciate the little things. Yes, most of the time I am scouting for pink walls and hipster coffee shops but I love that something I would have walked past without even giving a second thought is now a source of inspiration. It has made me fall in love with my town - the town that some people call 'rough' - as my want to always find the next shot has got me noticing small pockets of beauty wherever I go.

Yes, we all like to complain about Instagram. Sometimes it is a bit staged and it is annoying when your feed is full of posts from 4 days ago but I love how Instagram has provided me with a creative outlet and an appreciation for the little things that make our lives great.

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  1. I just love Instagram so much.. it's a struggle at times but so worth it!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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