The ‘gram’ is probably my most favourite social media platform and I’ve been working hard to try and grow my own following.
I don’t have a set theme (which is probably against some blogger rule), I don’t tend to show my face very often (purely because I pull the same face a Chandler Bing from Friends) and I don’t post at the same time every day. What I do post is a mixture of travel, beauty, and lifestyle and generally things I just love. Oh and you’ll always find Nigel cat in my Instastories.
Anyway I realise I’m descending into waffling! What I don’t understand with the ‘gram’ is the whole follow, unfollow thing. I think my follower numbers has hit 600 (I’m only small fry) about 10 times already now.
So my question is WHY? Why follow people with the full intention of unfollowing the next day? Is the intention to grow your own followers because chances are the people you mass follow will then follow back? (I realise I’ve used follow many times in that last paragraph!)
Does anyone know? I’m genuinely intrigued!
I tend to follow accounts that either show amazing travel images or fabulous fashion and beauty or there’s just something about their grid that I love and can relate to. Oh and of course there are several pug or cat accounts (I can’t help myself).
Quite often I find myself parting with hard earned cash for products I’ve seen on Instagram because the likelihood is, I may not have seen them in stores or would have even thought to look at it let alone buy!
Despite my pondering about the whole follow/unfollow thing here are six ‘grammers’ that I love seeing light up my newsfeed. Although there are so many I could continue for days!
VacayBirds are a Swedish couple travelling the world who I discovered whilst I was in Byron Bay. Their grid gives me daily wanderlust
Fashion photographer Jay McLaughlin’s images are stunning, he’s also a self-confessed cat lover #win
So happy it's officially spring! Had a few days of sunshine and blue skies this week, which immediately makes me feel lifted. After a long and busy week I have a Friday in front of my laptop 💻 to get the boring parts done and dusted before the weekend. Who's got big plans for the weekend? I've got several hours worth of sleeping to catch up on and also I need to eat all the food! 🙊
FashionMumblr, Josie’s feminine style is simply beautiful and I regularly find myself lusting over her wardrobe and wanting everything. Also Dexter the sausage dog’s appearances on Instastories is always super cute
Englishmum, Becky’s grid is always a fabulous mix of food, travel, fashion and of course Disney. She also has a made whippet, Lyra who often has a starring role on Instagram Stories.
Ok so I’m not a mum but Susie Verrill is laugh out loud hilarious on both Instagram and her blog. Her grid is a mixture of Milo (her son), fashion and beauty, but it’s her photo captions which are sweary and honest which make me chuckle every time a post pops up in my newsfeed.
I love this so, so much (by @veronicadearly). As mentioned, we bought Milo an iPad for the flight & since then he's been quite keen on getting it out of an evening/morning and watching tractor videos (yep, he's all about the farmyard cool) to relax. I have pangs of feeling guilty about screen time & don't want to rely too heavily on it but then I try to remind myself we all need time to unwind and whether or not that means being shown a tractor book by your mum or staring at heavy machinery on a piece of technology, it doesn't matter too much #mymiloandme #toddler #technology (seriously though, what is with those toy vids?)
My final fave is Debs Stubbington, Bang on Style which is a mixture of travel, beauty, fashion and DIY. Her feed is one that makes me online shop continuously, a danger to my bank balance!
Suns out, shoulders out! What a incredibly gorgeous day today. Blummin hot mind you, I got changed about three times but settled on a bardot number to try and avoid those pesky strap marks. Here's to many more weekends of drinking Pimms in the garden ☀️☀️☀️ Find the link to this strapless jumpsuit on my shop page (link in bio)
What are your thoughts on the whole follow/unfollow thing? Like it, hate it, think it’s annoying? Leave me a comment, I’d love to know your thoughts!