I wanted to spend this weekend creating a back log of photos for my blog and Instagram profile but for a while now i’ve been feeling a little restricted on what i’m capable of producing. I follow so many beautiful, aesthetically pleasing profiles that I was starting to doubt how my own. I felt amateur and juvenile and that’s not the aesthetic i’m going for, so i’ve disabled the account like a child throwing a tantrum.
I’m constantly in two minds on how I want to progress my social media and I think the problem lies in my motivations. Whilst I enjoy my job and have never had any particular ambition to quit the 9-5 to pursuit a career in blogging, it has always been a quiet dream of mine to be able to earn some extra income from doing something I enjoy and I have, genuinely, always loved blogging and building websites. The crux of the problem seems to be that I find myself struggling to think of reasons to post pictures on Instagram and I end up posting for the sake of it, having nothing of value to put out in the world and as a result, i’m not proud of the little square. Perhaps i’m more of a perfectionist that I thought or perhaps it’s entirely true when they say you won’t be successful unless you’re talking about what you love and producing what you love.
I never lose interest in my blog and so far I haven’t struggled to think of content to post. I want my Instagram to drive any followers to this content because quite frankly I find myself just as annoying posting inane comments along side a poorly executed flat lay.
I want to spend the weekend being creative, brain storming ideas, creating mood boards and trying to produce a backlog of content that I can be proud of. So that’s what i’ll do.
Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekends!