REMOVING THE “INSTAGRAM EDITED VERSION”

“Posts about fashion are great and all, but people enjoy reading the REAL stories; they want see reality, not the “instagram edited version” of life that we all seem to believe is true.”

That statement really hit it home for me. As we got talking more about this, I honestly started thinking about this and how I definitely don’t want to be one of the “instagram edited versions” of myself. I write and share things because a) I am genuinely interested in the topic and want to speak about it, and/or b) it is something I am going through and feel that if I share it, it will either inspire, help, or just interest someone. I truly do try to be genuine in what I share with you all – on all aspects of my social media from my blog, to Instagram and Twitter.

I mean, what’s the point of writing things just to write things. I don’t have all the time in the world to sit around and mindlessly write posts about random things I have minimal interest in. My reality is like many of yours; I work full time, I have a home to take care of {and that comes with a huge list of “to-do’s” on its own}, I’m married, which means I have a relationship I care deeply about and want to dedicate time to, AND, I will soon be a mama for the first time. Therefore, no time for writing just to write. I write with purpose.

The last post I wrote; Finding Yourself sparked this discussion between my husband and I. He read the post, turned to me and said, “YES, this is what you need to share and write about – reality. The real life things that happen. What you’re going through. That’s what people want to read”.

Well, thanks babe, I really do appreciate the support and truthfulness.

You know what, I totally agree. There are SO many sources for fashion advice, coming from actual experts. The truth is, I do see the value in writing about REAL moments and real life events; it’s obvious in the numbers. Now don’t get me wrong, I will still share fashion advice here and there because who are we kidding, I LOVE IT, but I definitely want to try to open up a bit more on a personal level. There really is a lot happening in my life that would be fun to share and write about. I guess I just never thought that it would be something I wanted to share – but now I’m thinking I do.

Is there anything specific you want me to share/write about? Let’s see where these thoughts take me…

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