Instagram is slowly loosing it’s appeal for many people. I hear on forums, twitter chats and on the app itself that people are fed up with the ever changing algorithm. Not only that, people are increasingly feeling stifled with the need to ‘curate’ their feed. To live an ‘insta’ worthy life, and to only post their very best. Why? Well to ensure that their likes are up and growing followers, to monetise their feed as a micro influencer. Oh yes there is money to be had.
But if your followers don’t like your holiday selfies, pictures of the kids or your sunday lunch – then you aren’t going to gain in followings, likes and growth. UGH – we’ve all heard that one eh?
Flowers, cups of tea and arty shots of misty woodlands are Insta gram gold and what the great public seem to love – but by god that is so bloody boring isn’t it?
So, feeling the despair of all of this… I have attempted to free up my instagram. Not by filling @littlegreenshed with the pictures of my holiday and the boys… but instead to start a whole new account, dedicated to us. Our lives, warts and all. (Ish).
Images of me and my tribe… Dan, the boys, family, friends – us. Starting with this holiday in France, I will be sharing snippets of real(ish) life, not curated, just us. Hopefully this will stop me from feeling stifled and pissed off with the lack of likes or growth on my main feed. And to enjoy this app for what it is, a chance to share pictures I like. Hopefully at the same time, perhaps I will get inspired once more.
I hope you will like it – please do follow along.
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Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.