Hey darlings! A little bit different a post than normal. I wanted to open up a little bit of a discussion to see what you guys are thinking about this new Instagram change.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but for the past few weeks Instagram has been changing slowly. It seems as if every time I scroll on Instagram I’m seeing more and more advertisements and less content that I actually want to see.
I intern for Aubrey at The Coastal Confidence and she was explaining to me that since Instagram is owned by Facebook, that they’re trying to make the app more sponsor based. That means we’ll see more people promoting their pictures in order for them to be seen and less of your friend’s content.
To me, it has been very frustrating seeing this big change. Instagram is something that has always been more of an intimate experience than other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. I’m someone who does follow a significant amount of well-known bloggers, but I really enjoy seeing my friend’s content as well as less known bloggers. When I log onto Instagram now, it seems to be more of just the well-known bloggers instead of my friend’s and less known bloggers. I almost am getting to the point where I need to go through an insta-purge and really see who’s content I still enjoy.
However, one thing that makes me not stray far from Instagram is the newly added InstaStories. This addition seems like a more artsy version of snapchat. Plus, I find it really amusing seeing what some of my favorite bloggers are doing in the weekend. It’s a great way to hear their voices and see the way they react to things. Plus, I adore when they do big hauls. It’s something that I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to do on Instagram but if this app stays relevant we’ll never know!
What do you think?
Have you noticed this Instagram change? Does it make you want to rethink who you’re actually following? Do you think there will be a new groundbreaking social media app? Let me know in the comments down below. I’d love to hear your opinions about this.
Confidence. Individualism. Art. Fashion means a lot to me. Say I got two hours of sleep, had a terrifying nightmare of human-eating-tarantulas, and I have to go to work or school in the morning. The first thing most people would probably put on is a pair of sweats or leggings and a baggy shirt. I know as soon as I put on that type of outfit I’m going to have a crummy day. It’s not because I had a rough start it is because I didn’t present myself as my best self. Okay, it sounds crazy. But I have this theory that if I don’t dress myself as if I’m going to be productive then I’m not going to be productive. Washington Post agrees with me. Their studies show a correlation between confidence and the clothes you wear! People who wore lab coats were more likely to be more productive and quick on their feet than people who were not wearing the coats. I bet if the same test were to be done with people wearing a sundresses or yoga pants it would show the same correlation. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying throw out all of your fantastically comfy yoga pants and leggings. And I’m not saying its not okay to wear yoga pants because sometimes you need that day of complete comfort. I’m just saying if you feel down in the dumps don’t show it through your clothes. When I am going through a hard time, I dress my best. I think it’s the best way to go about any bad thing in your life because instead of getting down in the dumps you get your confidence back. The eye is naturally attracted to something pretty. People glance over people in sweats and baggy t-shirts. They look at people who have confidence and rock what their mama gave them. Now if you didn’t already think I’m crazy about what fashion means to me get this… I honestly believe that your fashion sense tells what a person is like. Don’t believe me? Think about what most people in your daily lives wear. Do they wear loud colors? Do they wear laid-back outfits? Do they wear self-seeking outfits? These people want you to think something about them. People are drawn to clothing pieces that they genuinely like. Hello, that’s why clothing stores even exist. Not everyone wears a free t-shirt they won at a basketball game everyday. Now I’m going to get painfully honest with you. People don’t see your personality first they see your appearance. Oof! Did that sting? So what does that mean to me, Logan? Why do I care? Well, how do you want people to perceive you? Loud? Wear bright colors. Artsy? Color block your outfits or wear something unique you found at a little boutique on an avenue you passed during your vacation. Are you an A type? Wear the crap out of preppy clothes. Hello, J. Crew is calling your name. What is your personality? There are so many different combinations! Sometimes you feel every single way so you can mix and match. No one ever told me that I can’t wear a leather jacket with a silk top. It makes things interesting and it helps people figure out who you are. I already talked about personal style in this post if you want to check it out.
Being put together makes you more approachable than when you wear some gross sponge bob shirt from 8th grade. However, if you really love that shirt and it makes you happy rock it! Before anything else make sure you’re happy about the clothes you’re wearing. Please, please, please AND I STRESS THIS please do not dress for someone else. You’ll never be happy if you try to please someone else about your appearance. It is up to you about how you want to feel about yourself and how others feel about you. It’s not rude, it’s honest. So next time you have to get dressed for the day think to yourself, “How do I want to feel.” Just remember the most important person to impress is yourself. Join the discussion: What outfit gives you the most confidence? Tell me in the comments!