Instagram is the highly edited moments of our lives. Lots of images, faces and bodies are Photoshopped and/or Facetuned, the ‘casually’ posted selfie was quite probably image number 48 of the 76 taken, and the carefree ‘what I’m doing now’ poses were likely perfectly staged and re-shot – more than once. And let’s not forget too the issue of fake/purchased followers.
Yep, people really, really do that. Even with all this knowledge, I know that there will still be days, when I will spot something or follow some virtual path that will end up leading me down an Instagram rabbit hole and end up making me feel like crap. But at least I’m a lot more aware of it. FOMO (the ‘fear of missing out’) is real when you’re a heavy user of social media.
I’m trying to spend more time away from my phone and not put pressure on myself to post all the time. I’m trying to be more aware of the triggers that set off that critical voice in my head – and when I hear it, I know it’s time to to step back a bit. I seek out the professional photographers that I admire and the amateurs that I can learn from. I love the bunch of fabulous #IgersBirmingham who bring out the best of my much maligned city and the #ALLlovelies (members of our closed Facebook group) who are simply the most supportive bunch of ladies in the whole wide world who tend to post random crap, and real life stories that I warm to much more than the endless perfect shots.
Am I alone with these feelings or has anyone else felt the same? Are you a lover or a hater? A secret stalker or a 20-a-day poster? Do you feel pressure to only post the very best or do you spamalot? Do you have any words of Instawisdom? Katie x @katieisles
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