I’m coming up on three years of blogging pretty soon. I began my blogging journey in 2016 with Ashlee Liz and then continued onto Ashlee Stuart which I literally deleted on accident. Blogging has given me such amazing confidence in myself and has even lead to my career. I put so much time into blogs that I work on, and there is so much more to it than just taking amazing photos. Instagram is changing every
This is where I start to have issues with Instabloggers. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll never put anyone down about what they do. What bothers me is that there really is a lot more to blogging than just posting on a social media platform. Not only am I taking photos, but I’m writing hundreds of words, working on my SEO, creating graphics to use across multiple platforms, constantly refreshing blog content, and that doesn’t cover everything that I do. Which leads me to my main point, if you want to call yourself a blogger, start a blog.
This isn’t meant to be harsh
Some Instagrambloggers make some amazing content, and photos that are incredible. If you have that much talent why not put it on a larger platform? Starting a blog might seem scary, but it can be done in less than an hour. Trust me, I literally made this one yesterday after I deleted my old blog on accident. Yeah, I know, I’m still not over it. Making a blog was one of. the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I’ve been able to do so much more than I ever thought I could.
Even though blogging seems like a lot of work, there are ways to streamline the process. Apps like Buffer and Over make blogging easy and can help enhance skills that you already have. Taking an image, writing a few words is not what I would consider blogging if I’m honest. That process is a pretty standard process of posting on social media, and there just isn’t as much to consider in the process.
It’s too easy to fake it
The internet has been alive with the sound of falsehoods. Majority of the friends I’ve made have through blogging all share similar views. If you google how to grow your social media, you’ll see hundreds of websites that process followers, likes, views. You name it, you can buy it. Even Instagram has caught onto how often people purchase their following. Everyday accounts are getting deleted, but new accounts are growing. Luckily, one way to combat this was to put more of a focus on engagement instead of just the number of followers you have.
Not all Instabloggers are guilty of this, and as a matter of fact, some bloggers are even guilty of this. Social media has caused issues in authenticity over the years, and it seems like those aren’t going anywhere. We just hit a new year, so why not make your own personal goal to be as authentic as you can be? Not only will it make you a better person, but it can have an impact on the world we live in as well!