The Instagram queen (imho)

It’s common in the scrapbooking world for us girls to be inspired by each others’ pages, but how often do we think about what makes another creative’s instagram feed beautiful?

My favourite instagram feed ever belongs to my lovely young Stateside friend, Laura Rahel.

And she was kind enough to agree to answering all my questions – and I have plenty! – so we can have peek into the thought process behind such a stunning feed…

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Why it’s okay to unfollow

I’m all over the place with social media – on facebook, off facebook; posting flurries of photos to Instagram and then nothing; following all the blogs and then only a handful – but I’m okay with that.

Because I’ve come to realise that this crazy-looking path is just me finding my way.

What feels like a good fit for me one day, might not sit right with me the next.

And that’s perfectly okay.

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Shopping-free Instagram tips

I heard a podcast the other day that described how many instagrammers – especially fashion influencers – spend an awful lot of money creating their feeds, because they don’t want to be photographed in the same outfit twice.

Apparently there’s been a huge rise in folks ordering items, getting the cute selfie, then returning the clothes straight away.

And while I’m not a fashion babe (in any way shape or form!) I have noticed that my posting has become more of a challenge since I stopped shopping and being on Design Teams.

Here are my tips for finding cute subjects without spending a bean…

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What I’ve learnt about social media

My journey towards finding social media contentment has been a twisty ride of one day pressing my foot firmly on the gas, then the next pulling up – exhausted and unhappy – in a lay-by.

I realise now that the problem wasn’t the route I was taking or the speed I was driving: I was simply travelling in the wrong vehicle.

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