Writing this post feels a bit weird. After all, after telling you of the dos and don’ts of Instagram or giving you advice on how to increase your following, I should know what I am talking about. Truth is, most of the time, I have no idea what I am doing. Not so literally. What I mean is, there is no strategy behind what I am doing on my own Instagram profile.
And sometimes, it bothers me. Comparison also does.
I have had this post in mind for quite a while but did not know how to write it. Not sure I know better now but I’ll give it a try.
I started Instagram back in 2015 after completing an internship in London. Although, I quickly understood the rules and used engagement as my main tool for growth. I never really focused on a theme for my feed. And when I did, I grew bored of it quick quickly.
If you have been following me since I started on the platform, you might have noticed. I started with colorful pictures then moved on to a super bright white feed. I ditched the brightness and went to a more colorful feed but with a filter that made the colors look a bit older. That lasted for a while. Until I moved to Glasgow. No more filters but flatlays only. And occasionally a picture of the city. When I moved to Manchester, I decided to go back to a super white feed. Everything had to be super white. Which was not sustainable. Buildings in Manchester are made of red bricks!
Until I went back home for the holiday and did a blog photoshoot. The pictures were natural, colorful, gorgeous. I loved it. No other word! There was no way I would alter these beautiful photos or make them look whiter. They were perfect as they were and will stay that way. So my feed went back all colorful.
And I genuinely loved it! I was super happy with my feed. For quite a while.
This questioning always comes in the same way. Every time I find a beautiful Instagram account, I start questioning my feed. And comparing. Which I know is confidence worst enemy and something I should not do! Ever. I just look at the beautiful picture, at the style, the colors, the filters.
I would be unhappy with my content even though I had loved it a minute ago. And would wonder. What if I changed my theme? Would my feed look better? How would my Instagram feed look like with that filter? With that kind of pictures? With that style?
Answer is, not like me.
That’s the conclusion. And took me a while to reach it. Beautiful Instagram profiles are here to inspire. They inspire me to do my best, to produce better quality content, to create something I will be proud of. Something that is me. Oh god, it took me so long to finally get that.
My Instagram feed is colorful and a bit messy. That’s me, my signature, my style I guess. I like it the way it is. There is still loads of room to improve, and I am striving towards that. I want to make more outfit posts (because I like posing, yeah I know), to take more shots of London, to improve my food photography. So many plans and goals.
But at least I have found my style and I know how I want my pictures to be. And that helps massively! Having Kirsty around to photoshoot me also does! Anyone looking for a blogger bestie in London?
What about you? Have you struggled to find your style on Instagram? How long did it take you? Did you know straight away what you wanted? Have you ever had doubts? Did you change themes many times?
In case you want to follow on my Instagram, here it is!
Thank you for reading. I hope you liked this post.
See you soon,
Do you find you get lots of follows/unfollows and what is your advice about that? I tend to get loads of follows after a post then I’ll post something else and get loads of unfollows?! x