Recently, a friend asked me about her postings on Instagram and what she should start posting about in addition to her regular content. I asked her what she was passionate about and then told her what I saw her passions to be.
Let the words flow. Be organic. Stay natural. Don’t talk about things you don’t know about…don’t be a phony. People will pick up on that. This is exactly what I said to her.
This is the founding principal of this blog. I talk about what I know, what I love, what I have a passion about. Whether my passion is good or bad, I want my feelings to come through in my writing.
I post raw and unedited pictures. Nothing is blurred, erased, buffed out, replaced, made smaller or larger. I have my mother’s neck. I have my father’s nose. I am missing half an eyebrow because I pick them. My hair is dry and my skin oily. I have a pooch from where I carried my baby. I have cellulite on the back of my thighs. But you know what, I am a good person and this is ME and I love me.
Sadly, there are many people in this world on social media that make things appear a lot more glamorous than what they truly are. That is their social media site and not mine. Thankfully, there has been a lot of movement towards promoting positive body images, people doing good and waving goodbye to the over-the-top phonies that have suffocated social media.
Speaking of raw and unedited: below is a picture from our most recent vacation. Zero makeup, extremely dry under eye bags because I forgot to moisturize, 3 day old pool hair and half an eyebrow. I am sure there was a rinse or two to keep my hair from turning green but, I love this picture.
So, post the mess in your house! Post the spilled scrambled eggs on the floor because you tripped over Legos for the 412th time! Post your haircut that you just got that looks NOTHING like the picture you showed the stylist! This is life…live it and laugh about it!
Want to grow your following? Keep it REAL. I will follow you wherever you go.