I know, it’s kind of scandalous for a blogger to quit caring about Instagram. If you have read any articles in the past few years then you probably think that the only way to have a successful blog is to have a successful Instagram. A few months back I quit caring about Instagram altogether, and I swear it has made such a difference in my life. If you’re stressing about growth, annoyed with the platform, or dealing with mental health issues, keep reading!
It seriously doesn’t matter
I’m not totally sure when it became cool to worry about what strangers think about you on the internet, but it somehow has happened. I found myself stressing out about what people thought of my life, and it was actually making me think that my life sucked. The feeling of inferiority and the dreaded imposter syndrome were taking over.
When it comes to Instagram, if you’re not doing it for yourself, you’re doing it for the wrong reason. Even if you’re trying to make money off of your social platforms, you need to make sure that you’re having fun with it first.
Social media doesn’t owe you anything
I’m not one for manifestation, and to be honest, I’ve tried! You’ve probably read tons of blog posts about how to grow your Instagram, and they all probably include putting a ton of time and effort into your social media accounts. I did the $1.80 method a while back, and while it did work, I was spending more time on social media than I wanted to.
That being said, social media doesn’t owe you anything. It doesn’t care how much time you spend, and sadly, I’ve learned that the hard way! I really quit caring about Instagram when I realized that no matter what I do, Instagram doesn’t work with me! The algorithm is just an absolute mess!
What I’m doing instead!
Since I decided to restart on Instagram, I’ve been just posting what I want. I don’t worry about it fitting into a color scheme, and I’m not worried about my how my feed looks, period! Not only do I feel a weight lifted off of me in terms of content creation, but I think it’s easier to show the real me!
It’s also given me time to go do a ton of other things! I’ve been able to focus more on the blog and actually write what I want to write about. I’ve been able to focus more on our upcoming house, and I’m finally caught up on laundry!