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.1