Have you ever felt like you were working so hard to accomplish something but for some reason the work you were putting in just wasn’t paying off? Yeah, me too. The affects of Instagram’s algorithm change for me was that only about 11% of my followers now see my photos and even though over 20% of the people that see my photos engage it still meant an overall decline in engagement compare to my total followers. This left me feeling like all the work I put into my blog and Instagram were for nothing.
Instagram is my biggest platform for connecting with the people I want to inspire and since Instagram decided I wasn’t worthy enough to be shared, I just felt like I wasn’t worthy at all. What is life without justification of your self worth through likes and followers?
I was so consumed with likes that I was producing content that I thought would get me more, but it wasn’t content that I really even wanted to produce or that I was proud of. I created This Is Wore as a place to share my personal style and it turned into I place were I sought attention and it started to consume my life.On days where my photos got a lot of likes my self confidence was high and I was feeling pretty good, but on days where I didn’t get enough likes I was sad, depressed and felt like crap. I stopped posting consistently because I figured no one would miss me.
I had totally forgotten why I started this blog and had lost my way. When I think back to last winter when I started blogging I remember how much time and effort I put into producing content. I think about how proud I would be when my photo turned out well after spending forever finding a spot to shoot and feeling awkward standing out in public taking pictures of myself. It was all worth it because at the end of the day I made something I was proud of. I remember when my posts talked about life and becoming an adult and things that were important to me.
This is what made This Is Wore different than any other fashion blog because it wasn’t just about fashion, it was me sharing my experiences in hope of motivating others. This Is Wore is going back to it’s roots, so I hope you stay along for the ride and I can’t wait to see where it takes me!