As a blogger and as a personal user, it used to be my favorite social media app. So what led to me taking a break from Instagram?
Instagram was my favorite social media app long before I made an account for my blog. I loved the ease of keeping in touch with friends, especially those with kids, even though we’re spread across the country. I loved how low maintenance it all seemed compared to the rampant drama that often dominated my Facebook newsfeed. This might sound a little cheesy, but I also loved the sense of encouragement and community my followers and I had cultivated.
Then I set up my blog account. I shared personal photos there, too, and I mostly stopped posting on my personal account. I still enjoyed the stress-free aspect of snapping a quick picture to give my followers a behind-the-scenes peek at my life or to promote a recent blog post.
So why have I all but abandoned the site for the last six months? I recently asked myself the same question, and here’s what I came up with:
Why I’m Taking a Break from Instagram
I don’t want to “curate” anything
If you’re a blogger who has paid any attention to posts about ways to grow your Instagram following, you’ve likely come across the idea of “curating” your feed. Do you know what curate means? It means “t
But I don’t want to curate anything. My Instagram feed isn’t a museum and I don’t want to put that much thought and effort into creating the perfect square to present to the world. I don’t want to strip my account of any personality and make it a cookie cutter of what others say the perfect Instagram feed should look like.