Nichole posted this video last week and it was everything I was thinking when I stopped using Instagram early on in May. It's a tool that we can unknowingly use as a measurement of comparison. I don't even know what I'm measuring half the time but it almost never fails to make me feel bad in some way.
However, I was using Instagram in 2011 and that's long before the general population found it, right?
I can overcome this first-world problem.
It's the same thing as Pinterest. I was using it long before the masses, therefore I just put on my basic-filter when I look at it and I have been finding some gems lately.
But, I did learn a few things in my experiment of blogging every day for a month.
1. It's not that difficult. If you think about it, writing out a few sentences, adding a picture, and hitting publish isn't hard. I think the perfectionist in me wants to make the most of each post and I didn't have a chance to do that this month and that was good for me.
2. I "talked" a lot more than I'm used to doing. I shared a lot of stuff that I'm not used to sharing. I won't say that my blog is a highlight reel because it's not that curated and it's not hiding anything (ahem, some Instagram users). But I usually only share what I deem worth it at that time. I got a lot less picky about that in May.
3. I skipped one day by mistake. In my opinion, this was a good thing. It initially bothered me because, if you think about it, there's no true way to remedy that. I can't go back in time and insert a post for May 30th. Well, I could. But I won't. That's cheating.
4. I still held back. There were several things I could've said and I didn't. Or more I probably could've written about. Maybe 31 days wasn't actually long enough?
5. I'll probably just stick to a 5-day a week schedule from here on out. Posting on the weekends is stressful. No one reads it, so I had to link back to it. I don't understand this. The only time I really have to read blogs (if it's not summer) IS during the weekend. How are you all reading/commenting/writing during the week? If I don't prep and catch up by Sunday morning, it won't happen.
You can read all the May posts by clicking on that link above. If you're so inclined.