Let’s face it, life of an Instagram star is just not me. I know I’ll never be that stylish instagrammer who posts 3 times a day, achieves the ever so amazing engagement whilst having it all together and looking ever so stylish.
I have settled for the average and I’m happy. With every like I get and with every comment I receive my heart skips a beat. I’m grateful for those who have been on this journey with me right from the start and I welcome every new follower with open heart. You can say hello to me here!
Yet, I feel we can no longer be best friends, dear Instagram. We’ve become an acquaintance. We used to know each other well, we used to be good friends and we had fun together, but somewhere in the midst of your constant upgrades, we lost touch.
Let’s face it, this markets is oversaturated and to succeed is a constant war. Whilst this can very quickly lead to ‘I give up’ state of mind, I still call the Instagram space the ever so amazing community of creative people that can inspire me on every day basis.
One of the annoying things about Instagram (and other social media channels!) is that pursuit of perfection that can quite quickly lead to weariness.
Creativity. I don’t think I can think of a better word that would describe Instagram. It oozes from every single picture that millions of us share with the same minded creative creatures. The perfect opportunity to express ourselves in a picture is the key reason why we lost our heads over heels with Instagram.
So, why is it that so many of us are losing their faith in Instagram? Who is it to blame? And is that even as simple to find one single culprit?
Is the algorithm to be blamed? How many times have I got mad and closed the app down just because I opened the Instagram in the morning only to find pictures older than 2 days whilst I scrolled through the feed. Am I short tempered or is it purely that they have failed to recognise the sole purpose of Instagram?
Every time I get into a discussion with fellow Instagrammers, we all end up complaining about the very same thing. “CHRONOLOGICAL”.
Every time Instagram announces its latest update on Twitter I scroll through the comments only to find out that most of them shout: “CHRONOLOGICAL”.
I, as many of us, am tired of seeing the same old style all the time and not in the moment images. The thing with this algorithm is that it pushes to the top the most popular so we end up liking the same old photos and Instagrammers all the time. If we’re shown
And where is creativity in that? We become prisoners of the stale Insta feed with no room to escape.
Where is that INSTA in Instagram? Isn’t Instagram suppose to be about sharing the latest moments, about living in the moment?
Part of the bigger picture is our own predictability and following the crowd. To escape, try to like things that are different yet still appeal to you. Search for the people that you like but they no longer appear in your feed. Be kind and generous with your likes as this is how we can tell the algorithm what we want to see.
And this is where it ends, for me anyway. I will campaign for CHRONOLOGICAL feed and until then, I will try the most of the Instagram we’re left with. Here is to hoping!
As I’ve mentioned in my previous outfit post, I’ve been a bit naughty and splurged on some Tobi’s clothes. When I got this blue multi striped shirt dress I was hoping for a warm summer. Instead we were all left with a very long spring. Don’t you think? Instead, I decided to pair it with light jeans.
This outfit is perfect for the quiet strolls around the city. I felt comfortable wearing as I had fun shopping and dining last weekend. The satchel bag (from Zatchel) is also my summer favourite that I’ve been obsessed with right from the start. It also transfers into a backpack, making it practical and stylish accessories for us city explorers.