7 days ago
Hello 👋 Instagram.
Yes as you can tell my Mr & Mrs first half of the weekend was a washout as I’m spending my morning on Insta 😂
Poor Hubby is still struggling with his back and won’t be leaving the house & I will be spending the day sorting the house out after our cold spell last week. Yay #goteam 🤦🏼♀️cei la vie
It has though, got me thinking 🤔 a bit about Insta. Up until our move I avoided it & had never experienced the “online community” that you hear people talk about but since relocating it has, some days been my only adult interaction which I have been very grateful for (oh god does that make me sound like a saddo hermit!) 🤦🏼♀️ I have dabbled with it, started a blog and looked at all the “options” that come with it and hashtag like my life depends on it but I don’t want to try and do it as a job or revenue stream, I want it to just be fun and a place to meet and chat to new friends.
I’m doing some work on the blog at the moment and am hoping it gives me a little project to focus on and a place to talk about navigating this teen/tween stage and life in general. Most of my friends have younger children so I’m at a new stage of motherhood which is rather unknown territory and I don’t know many other people in the same boat so I’m hoping the blog will introduce me to new friends as Insta has.
The thing is, that’s left me a bit stuck, I don’t know what to post. I don’t know whether to have pictures of the family and me (😬!) will that be an issue with privacy for them as older children? Will people think I’m a wannabe if my face starts popping up and will it put people off!!! Or is it easier to connect when people can actually see you and know more about you?? Also I feel a bit guilty as I’m not one or the other, I’m not a parent, interiors, fashion or anything specific insta feed, it’s just general musings- is this OK? Is it allowed? .
Obviously having too much time to myself makes me overthink 😂but it would be really nice to hear other people’s thoughts on Instagram, how/ why do you post or are you like me, working it out as you go?? .
#mumsofinstagram at Cornwall