Why I Disabled My Blog's Instagram Account 😰 - The Life You Love

Why I Disabled My Blog's Instagram Account 😰

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You know that feeling that you get when you have so much to do that you don't know where to start? It's the feeling when you're so overwhelmed that you just stop giving a f*ck and decide to do nothing.  That's how I started to feel about blogging and my online presence in general.  And those feelings started to weigh heavy on my happiness and excitement for blogging, which was pretty upsetting when I think about how I started my blog to cope with depression and anxiety.

Between updating my personal accounts and my blog accounts, I started to lose my passion.  I spent so much time worrying about the fact that I wasn't interacting with people from my 3 Instagram accounts and the fact that I didn't know how to theme my Instagram accounts that I just stopped posting.  And yes, I had 3 Instagram accounts... 4 if you count the one that I started for Bodie when we first brought him home.  It was just too much for me.  Plus, Instagram engagement has been shitty for a while anyways.

When I decided to start blogging again and completely start over, I told myself that I would just focus on blogging about my life and my interests because that's what I feel called to talk about.  Then I got distracted by reading posts about all of the stuff that you NEED and all of the things that you HAVE to do and I totally lost focus of what I wanted.  I felt like I had no time or desire to actually blog or post on social media because while I read about the right way to do things, I started to feel like I was just doing the wrong thing.  I felt like I was never going to have "what it takes" to have a successful blog.

Yes, I want a successful blog.  Yes, I want to make money blogging.  Yes, I want to connect with brands.  Yes, I want a recognizable brand.  And I want to reach these goals in a way that feels authentic for myself and my readers.  I also want to form goals that are more concrete and focused than the generic ones that I wrote above.  I want to figure out what I want for myself, my blog, and my life.  Once I feel like I can do those things, I absolutely plan on growing my brand and expanding my social media presence.  Until then, I'm just going to do what I can from only one account on each social media platform.

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