A Few Thoughts On Instagram Right Now

A Few Thoughts On Instagram Right Now

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]nstagram is really bothering me at the moment. Not for the usual reasons: the algorithm hasn’t seemed to affect me, I’m really not bothered by spam comments or whatever, I actually really like Insta-stories. I’m a bit pissed off at Instagram because I’ve run out of steam. I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing anymore, and that’s bloody annoying.

Thankfully, Marrakech helped out a little. A change of scenery, a change of subject matter, and a change of general colour schemes and vibes. Overall, it was pretty successful for the whole Instagram thing, and continues to be. Don’t think I’m going to be calming down on the Marrakech photos any time soon. I have a lot to post.

Aside from the Moroccan posts, I’ve run out of juice. I’m bored of taking photos of brown Durham, and of the rubbish lighting in my uni room, and of taking photos of cups of tea because that’s literally all I do with my life, between writing essays. It’s not a very inspiring time. I’m not fussed with taking photos of makeup, mainly because my lighting is just so bad, and yeah. Basically I’m just lacking any sort of creativity.

In truth, I’m bored. I want to do exciting, fun things, and take nice photos of it. Durham this year has been such a letdown after Paris last year. In Paris there was always something new to do and see, but after almost four years in Durham, I’m pretty bored of the same cafés and places. Maybe I should head to Newcastle a bit more. It’s just finding the time along side work and revision and other commitments.

Lol, this sounds like I hate Durham. I love Durham. Durham is beautiful. This is like that time I said I didn’t like Paris, all over again. To clarify, I love both Durham and Paris. Love them.

On top of having really uninspiring subject matter, I can’t seem to edit right. The filters I’ve been using forever suddenly look wrong, my photo quality is rubbish, and I just can’t. I legit can’t take or edit photos to save my life. How can I screw up taking a photo of a cup of tea? Stressssss!

It was nice to have a Marrakech break. It was perfect to just be somewhere completely different. Now I’m back home, however, and I’m a little bit anxious for when the Marrakech photos run out and I’m back to cups of tea and brown buildings.

Does anyone have any tips on how to keep my photos fresh?



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  • MATE. Been there done that. I’ve been struggling with this for a couple of months and only just started to get back into my groove about two weeks ago.

    The trick for me was setting myself a challenge. I realised I was constantly just taking the same shots, so my challenge was that every time I took a photo, I had to take it from at least three totally different angles, to tell three completely different stories with it. I’ve also spent HOURS playing with filters and editing steps. (The filters on A Color Story are gorrrrgeous by the way, if you’re looking for something new!)

    Maybe try playing around with photo challenges and see what you can come up with? xxx

    • Imii Mace says:

      That’s such a fire idea, and a fab way of beating the insta-block tbh. I’m going to 100% give that a go! Glad I’m not alone in the whole why does instagram hate me thing.
      I tried to get into A Color Story a while back but couldn’t really manage – that said, I was probably looking for something particular and didn’t really give it a chance. Time to re-download I think! <3 xxx

  • Lucy says:

    Your instagram always looks beautiful, and always inspiring! Although, I feel where you’re coming from and sometimes its best to step back, take a bit of a break, test and try some new filters, angles or what have you and start again. I hope you feel a bit more inspired soon though lovely!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Immy May says:

    Toootttally get ya gal. I have felt the same way! My life is just plodding along as per usual, and now I have run out of Thailand snaps, I am feeling a little uninspired too. I ain’t got dolla to go to cute cafes and take pics, or to buy new bits and bobs shoot. I feel like there is so much pressure to churn out great content, that I can’t quite keep up with it!. Meep. I definitely agree with @littlemisskaty:disqus’s comment below, a photo challenge is a fab idea 🙂 Immy x


  • Aimée Julia Cottle says:

    Ugh, I totally know what you mean! I have been feeling so uninspired with my IG recently. All my photos seem to look like shit. I’m really trying to up my game, getting photos of pretty bunches of flowers (I often buy a cheapish bunch just for the photos!), cute stationery/homeware etc when the sun’s out. But it’s hard! For what it’s worth, your IG is literally goals to me. I hope you find your inspiration again! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • dreamofadventures says:

    I just went through a phase where I took a break. Sometimes its best to just step back and press the refresh button. And I think it was great that you had a change of scenery. That always helps =o)


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