Hello my beautiful Insta-tribe.
Instagram feels like a second home to a lot of us. We pour time, energy, creativity, and even money into it. We have friends and family that we connect to there. It’s our own space with endless posting possibilities.
Instagram can be sooooo frustrating. The follow-unfollow games, being shadowbanned, slow engagement, and so forth. We’ve all been there.
So since there’s some things we just can’t control, let’s talk about some things you can control, like these 2 LIES that a lot of Instagramers believe.
LIE #1. YOU HAVE TO HAVE MONEY TO HAVE GREAT CONTENT. #NO. This is just not true, this aint Pinterest. (Did anyone laugh there? lol.) No but seriously, you do not need to have an expensive lifestyle to make an impact in the Instaworld. My instagram is growing and I take 90% of my pictures in my tiny little apartment. I thrift shop all my clothes (with the exception of bras/panties and my shoes/jewelry). Starbucks is about as fancy as I get. I buy my make-up from Target. So, don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of money to go to restaurants or travel. Don’t sweat it if you don’t have designer clothes. YOU DO YOU. Put out the best content you can, with what you have. Now, there is nothing wrong with spending money on Instagram. Just don’t let the lack of funds stop you from putting your best foot forward and working your Instagram. You are amazing and have a purpose and that shines brighter than any material items ever could.
LIE #2. YOU NEED 10+ THOUSANDS OF FOLLOWERS TO BE AN INFLUENCER. I know someone is going to disagree with me here and that’s okay. Sweetie, I don’t care if you have 100 followers, if you want to be an influencer, then be one. You have an audience even if just one person is following you. Don’t hustle and stress to get this high following and only then put out great content…no, you need to be working your brand or business RIGHT NOW, just like if you did have 10k followers. Some of my FAVORITE Instagramers have 2,ooo+ followers and that’s small in comparison to the big dogs. You’re making an impact on whoever is choosing to follow you, so give them your best! AND, I don’t remember who said this but I heard someone say recently that what you do is who you are. So, if you paint, then you’re a painter. If you blog, then you’re a blogger. OWN WHAT YOU DO AND WHO YOU ARE. No one needs to validate you before you own your craft and your purpose.
I can’t say it enough. You are on purpose and for a purpose. Use your unique gifts and skills, that beautiful personality of yours, YOUR smile and voice to influence and impact the world. Kick fear in the face with your cutest heels, stop looking back into the past, don’t believe the whispers of insecurity, face forward, and kick some major bootay!!! YOU ARE AWESOME.