Why I’ve Started Microblogging

Why I've Started Microblogging

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]icroblogging is one of those trends that has been around for a little while now. I’ve noticed it pop up now and again and have always thought of it as quite a good idea, especially when life is a little bit boring. It’s something I should have got into a little more during exams, as I’m finally busy and enjoying myself, but whatever.

For a little bit of background, microblogging (as I see it) is basically just using Instagram and the like as a sort of mini blog. Think longer, more interesting captions and generally more engagement. Less work than an actual blog, but keeping that chatty day-in-the-life format.

In short, I’ve just been posting fewer filler images, better quality photos, and writing longer captions. It’s pretty chill.

Katy is the absolute queen of it, if you want more info.


But why have I started doing it?

Well, I struggle with Instagram a lot. I find it takes up a lot of time and half of it is just a load of rubbish. Boring cups of tea or random ugly walls because I haven’t left the house in two days and had to scroll back ten years into my photos to find something to post. Boring.

It means that I slowly start to hate my feed, and the more I hate my feed, he less I want to post.

The same can be said about this little blog. Sometimes I just have nothing to talk about and that’s really annoying, to be honest. I’m not one of those bloggers that can just churn out great content. I’m more of a slow and steady kind of gal. I like good quality posts, as often as I can write them without compromise. But again, sometimes the guilt of no posts gets too much and I throw out something a little bit too average.


Microblogging appears to be a happy medium.

It means that I care about my content a little more, and the stress of keeping everyone properly up to date has diminished somewhat. Sure there are still a few filler shots here and there, but I’m a lot happier with my feed than I have been for some time. The same can be said blog-wise. I feel less guilty for not writing a million amazing posts, and happier with the stuff I am posting. It’s the best of so many worlds.

The pressure is off and I’m feeling better than ever. I’m starting to recover from a long academic year, and have been enjoying myself in the sunshine here on the Scilly Isles with Ollie. I’ve got a whole notebook of blog ideas and my Instagram is looking fab.

Onwards and upwards.


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  • Yay Imii! Was super excited to read this and then spotted my name haha 😀

    I totally agree, I find I enjoy posting on IG more now that I’m taking my time with it. And I also find that the accounts I’m engaging with most are microblogging ones, with longer captions and more of a story to them. They’re much more interesting! xx

  • Ooh, this is a great post and brilliant idea Imii! I’d heard – but never really knew what it was – about microblogging so thanks for the explanation! It sounds like such a good idea – I too get really busy sometimes and just either don’t get time to keep producing good content or sometimes I just don’t have anything interesting to say! Instagram is so good for on the move and busy and you’re right it’s easy to engage with photos so good to keep everyone up to date!

    Hope you’re having a lovely time in Scilly Isles and looking forward to seeing your Insta pics!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

  • I really enjoy it when people micro-blog on their Instagram! I try to include short snippets of my day that I usually wouldn’t show on my blog as posts and I can use and enjoy both platforms xxx


  • woodenwindowsills says:

    I think I need this new perspective on Instagram, it’s otherwise boring me at the moment as I don;t have the time to engage properly with it or post regularly and I’m uninspired, but I love reading about people’s lives and longer captions as snapshots of daily life are definitely the way forward! Alice xxx


  • dreamofadventures says:

    This sounds like a great idea! Especially for when I’m traveling and can’t work on full blogposts! Thanks for sharing =o)


  • Immy May says:

    So bladdy true Imii! I definitely think Instagram is turning more into a microblogging platform. I find I enjoy writing longer, more detailed captions and actually taking my time with it. I have also stopped worrying about the whole thing in general. I was so bored of relentlessly trying to find pastel walls to pose in front of, so I am just adapting to posting normal life, it is waaay more enjoyable! Immy x


  • I’ve been loving your Instagram recently – the slightly longer captions are really interesting and it’s great to see more of a snippet into your life! x


  • Aimée Julia Cottle says:

    I actually really like the idea of microblogging! I’m seeing it more and more on Instagram and I think it’s great. Something I might take up in the future too, as I often feel so uninspired by my Instagram account. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Martha Jane Edwards says:

    I’ve been loving your Instagram content recently, so the microblogging is definitely paying off! So true that content suffers when you’re not into it though x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajaneedwards.com

  • I love this – I’ve microblogged for a while now and I love my daily outpourings! Sometimes its just the release that I need when there is something on my mind and others its just a nice way to connect to people.

    Great post.

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

  • The Sweet Seven Five says:

    Ive been microblogging for a while and I feel it really fills in the gaps when you haven’t got time to blog, plus it makes your Instagram so much more engaging and personal! Lovely photos btw! x

    Yasmin x
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