At the start of the year I logged out of Instagram for what I thought would be a day but I ended up not being on it for a week. Below are my some of my thoughts: Over the past week I was reminded of the power of familiarity. One of the things that keeps … Continue reading A week without Instagram
A wonderful regression
A few days ago I created a Feedly account so that I could start following blogs again. It felt like a wonderful regression back to the days where blogging was the big thing and I would spend my weekday evenings but mainly Sunday mornings reading through new blog posts from all the sites I followed … Continue reading A wonderful regression
Don’t read the comments
Well not yet anyway. I consume a lot of YouTube and social media content, most of which comes with comments. Something I've learnt is that reading the comments before watching the content can totally skew your view. You might not even realise that your opinion is not your own but simply a mix of the … Continue reading Don’t read the comments
7 types of people to unfollow on Instagram
I regularly update who I follow on Instagram. I do this because I understand that even if it is only in a small way, who I follow impacts me. Social media can have you invested in the lives of strangers, influence you to waste money on things you don't really want and serve as an … Continue reading 7 types of people to unfollow on Instagram
None of it matters as much you think it does
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are all so heavily integrated into our daily lives that to be without them (even just for a few hours) is difficult. Suddenly, you're having to figure out what to do with your time instead of spending it scrolling. Conversations that have been going for days or even weeks have now … Continue reading None of it matters as much you think it does
3 small ways to change the way you use social media
Social media plays a significant role in many peoples lives. However, when used in certain ways it can come with negative implications such as wasting time, unnecessary feelings of jealousy and distracting you from what you really care about. Here are 3 small ways to avoid or at least reduce those negative implications whilst still … Continue reading 3 small ways to change the way you use social media
The content and the audience
I recently read an article about how much various influencers get paid. The majority of the people were twenty something but the numbers of followers ranged from a few thousand to a few hundred thousand. What I've found to be interesting is that when paying an influencer to create content you're paying for 2 things: … Continue reading The content and the audience
Other peoples numbers
Instagram now allows you to turn off the numbers (likes and views) on other people's posts. I didn't think much of it until I turned the likes back on. I found that with the numbers off, I was solely focused on the content. However, with the numbers on, they were the first thing I looked … Continue reading Other peoples numbers
What do Instagram and mobile phones have in common?
They both began with having a single use but overtime have become multi-functional. Those of us with smart phones may find that we no longer have use for: mp3/4 players, cameras, torches, home telephones, address books, calendars, calling cards for overseas calls, photo albums or even a laptop. Instagram has done the same but instead … Continue reading What do Instagram and mobile phones have in common?
Why Instagram guides didn’t stick?
Around six months ago I wrote a post called 'Could Instagram guides replace blogging?'. It's become one of my most popular posts. At the time I expected guides would become a more popular feature. But looking through some of the accounts I follow, people either made 1 when the feature was introduced or didn't make … Continue reading Why Instagram guides didn’t stick?