Currently Listening To Why Don’t We – 8 Letters
Hi Guyssss..how’s everyone holding up in this time? I hope you’re staying safe?
So today’s post is a bit different from what I’m used to, lol I’m usually dropping tips,tricks or reviews (which I haven’t done in a while) and stuff like that but yeah I’ve been feeling kind of woozy about this so I decided to put it in words and share with you guys, I didn’t even plan to do this or even blog today until a few minutes ago so here it goes.
If you follow my Instagram here I’m sure you’d have noticed I’m not as invested in Instagram as I used to be. I’ve been pretty inactive and inconsistent with posting daily.
There are a few reasons why I’ve lost interest in Instagram:
1. Mainly it’s the algorithm. That damn algorithm! Gosh I miss when Instagram was just about posting and getting results. My engagement has been fluctuating and stagnant and it has made me extremely stressed out. One minute it’s good, the next minute it’s not. And I know what you’re thinking is “it’s not all about the numbers” yes I get that but they’re still important, especially if you’re working with brands. We all know this, Sigh.
I’ve been planning to disappear off IG for a while now since maybe February/March but I haven’t been able to because of the brands I manage, it’s hard to delete the app when you make money off it lmao. But currently I don’t have any jobs and i think it’s the best time to take a break and get that social media detox and put myself together.
2. Creative Block : I’ve been having this block for months now but I’ve always shoved it aside you know cuz I always have this “you have to do it even if you’re not in the mood” mindset. However, as good as that might be in situations where you need a little boost? It’s not always the best because then it just puts this unnecessary pressure on you. I guess struggling like that for months and me manipulating myself into thinking it’s an okay thing to do has really gotten to the peak where I’m just broken and I really don’t care about anything anymore. Same as blogging, I have over 20 drafts and posts but the zeal to write and post and everything isn’t there anymore.
3 . Lack of content : This is the primary source of my creative block. Lol you guys I stay in Abeokuta(Ogun state). As far as content creation is concerned, on a scale of 1-10. Abeokuta is a 1, where lagos is a 10 or Abuja is an 8 in terms of you know, Ambience, Aesthetics, Aesthetically Pleasing places, Locations, Events etc. lol see where I’m going with this? How do you create in such an environment without being depressed and fed up? I know you’re thinking is “yeah but do what works for you” “make it work for you” but I’m telling you the “ginger” to do what works for me is what is currently dead. Lol until I snap out of it and try to come up with something, I’m afraid this is it.
But the good part is I spoke to a few people cuz I remember I tweeted about it.
Some of my blogger babes @chroniclesoftej @tgjonah and a couple of my other friends texted and some even called lmao I guess cuz I threatened to delete my blog and Instagram (I’m sorry y’all, I was just frustrated) and these people made me realize what I already knew, lol IT IS JUST INSTAGRAM, I mean It’s really JUST Instagram.
I can go for months and those who care to stay and wait will. I’ll be back when I’m better to serve great content and that’s just it. And as for the brands, I guess I’d be hoping and praying they can trust me enough without judging with “when was my last post on IG or my blog” I can only hope for that much and if they don’t? Lol well , I guess that’s okay too. I do believe what’s yours will never miss you and if it does it’ll find a way back to you
Which is why I’ve decided to do what works for me. No more “putting other things/people first” none of that. I figured whoever will stay on my page will do so regardless of when I post or get out of this phase but until then,
I’m still going to stay active on instagram through my Instastory cuz I loveeeee my InstaStory. It’s the one thing that doesn’t stress me out or make me feel like I’m failing at everything, but I really do want to gain my motivation back and for now I’ll just go with the flow and let it happen naturally.
Have you ever lost interest in Instagram as well?
Or social media in general?
How did you deal with it?
I’d love to know in the comments!
DON’T FORGET TO STAY SAFE AND WASH YOUR HANDS.