3 years has come and gone, and I can’t believe it. May 19th was the blogging anniversary. Time sure flies when you are having fun growing into the person you want to become which influencing others to be their true selves and dress the way they want. I especially have learned a lot about myself this past blogging year. I’ve learned how people in the social media world work, and that is in some ways good and some ways bad.
I’ve seen people buy likes and followers who don’t think that their followers will notice. The thing is….. I notice it all. If you go from 200 likes on a photo and all of a sudden jump to 1,000 the next day and the days ahead as well, I know you are putting your money into something that is false. I have never bought likes or followers, but I see a lot of bloggers that do. If you consider giveaways as buying likes and followers, I guess you can say that I’ve done that before. I’m totally over giveaway, and I’m putting that all behind me as well.
If you like me, you will follow me and support me regardless. I shouldn’t have to have a certain amount of likes or followers. I was super disappointed when the Instagram algorithm changed. I used to get around 400 likes on each photo, and now my average like per photo on Instagram is 100. This was a hard pill to swallow, and I decided to get into like and support groups. This eventually got annoying, so I gave up on trying to get likes all together out of the like groups. It was so stressful just to post a photo on Instagram.
Now that I’m over the status that is supposed to come from likes and comments, I’m back to enjoying Instagram. It has been absolutely great. I get to take my photos and not worry if I’m too casual or too dressy. I say what I want, and hope to inspire others. That is the point of being a fashion blogger. It shouldn’t have to be a popularity contest. To me, and a lot of other bloggers, Instagram really is a big way to communicate, connect, and reach a lot of people. I think that us bloggers forget that Instagram is not everything. I learned that Instagram wasn’t everything about 7 months ago.
So, the main thing I’ve learned about blogging in the past 3 years is Instagram isn’t everything. There’s more to being a fashion blogger then the likes, comments, and views. It’s about how you can make a difference with making others feel confident and get out of their comfort zone when it comes to fashion.
As always, thank you for reading.