10 Reasons to NOT Follow Me on Instagram

Instagram is undoubtedly the most popular social media for bloggers and influencers. It is an image-based social media wherein you can share your most beautiful flatlays and outfit photos... in case you are a blogger. It took me a long time before I decided to hop in the bandwagon. When I did, it did not take long until I got hooked. I could spend hours and hours scrolling through my Instagram feed until either my phone battery drained or I snoozed, whichever came first. 

Ironically, the same things that made Instagram appealing is the primary reason why I lost interest over it. As a blogger, I felt like there was a certain duty to update my posts regularly and post pristine photos or flatlays. It felt more like a chore than a creative outlet, which was supposed to be the case. Hence, I wrote this post about Instagram sometime last year. I decided to get candid about my thoughts on Instagram and what I didn't like about it. 

I am, in no way, discouraging you to join the social media or stay active in it. To each his/her own, as they say. But I just felt like the authenticity has waned down. I still adapted the tips that I've pointed out in that same article to myself, such as posting for me and the things that matter to me (except of course a few styled shoots and brand collaboration posts). Other than that, I am not going to beat myself up trying to get that flatlay perfect.

Well, that's enough blabber, let's get on to the 10 reasons to NOT follow me on Instagram: 

10. I don't have a marbled tile countertop... nor can I convince my husband to have our kitchen renovated. 

9. I eat my food before I get to even take a overhead photo. And in most cases, even when I do get a photo, I've managed to take at least one bite.



8. I don't get to take photos of my ice cream while I'm eating it before it starts to melt.

7. I never (or very rarely) use fresh flowers as props for my styled shoots. It's too expensive to buy fresh ones all. the. freaking. time.

6. I don't take mirror selfies. It's because I don't have a fully body mirror and the background will almost always be a mess.

5. I don't have photos of me drinking my coffee in bed. I don't trust myself enough to not spill on the sheets.



4. I don't have photos of the wing of an airplane whenever I travel. It's either 1) I forget to do so or 2) I would rather doze off. 

3. I still suck at my flatlay game. Unless I can get another use for a white board (other than for flat lays), I won't buy myself one.

2. When traveling, I rarely post real-time updates of my #travelgoal worthy destinations. I prefer to enjoy the moment as it is! 

1. I don't post workout selfies! To be honest though, who would want to take selfies of their sweaty selves post-workout? I don't!

Are you into Instagram? What are your thoughts about this social media? If despite of these all you still want to go ahead and follow me, you can do so here.


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21 comments

  1. Such a fun post! I loved these reasons!

    http://violettedaily.com

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    1. Thanks! I tried to be as candid as I can be ;)

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  2. Love this post! Have a great weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  3. I mean should I just follow you to be petty? ;)
    Loved this post!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Haha probably not! You wouldn't like it!

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  4. Hysterical! You sound just like me. I tried to live the Instagram lifestyle, and found it just too exhausting and got in the way of enjoying life and living in the moment.

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    1. Haha! I am glad I'm not the only one. It is too exhausting indeed!

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  5. LOL I love this post. Instagram can be so stressful!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  6. Oh my gosh I love this post!!! It's so mockingly fun of the blogger stigma!! Thank you for writing such a great post about this!

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  7. Love this! Instagram is the bane of my existence. I can never seem to grow my followers no matter what I do.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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  8. Such a great post. I feel the same a bit. Especially because life isn't perfect and we're trying to portray it that way. That being said I am a blogger so I feel to represent myself to brands it's a must. I do go back and forth on this though and I do love following you!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  9. HAH I JUST ADORED this post hun.. such a fab idea!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  10. Whaha, I can relate so much!!!

    Jill
    http://www.jilldap.com

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  11. Haha love the humour to this post. I did recently purchase a marbled coffee table so thankfully I didn't have to renovate my kitchen just for the perfect flatly =P

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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  13. This post is so awesome! I love it! Now I'm thinking about millions reasons why people shouldn't follow me! 😅
    // edit! Posted a wrong link first, because I sent this post to my friend 🙈

    Heidi 🍓 | Heidi's Planner | Instagram

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  14. Instagram changes are always happening. Social Media is always changing. Your blog is something you own and will always be yours. Thanks for sharing!

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