Hello Hipsters!!! Hope you are having a fantastic Summer-To-Be!!
What I have for you is yet, an other awkward post after a nother disappearing act. Yours truly.
Was kinda hoping no one noticed?
But, there is new perspective here. So, 3 weeks ago, my Instagram was deleted.
2 years of sharing progress, runs, milestones, food, and MANY other gratuitous pictures… gone. I can’t even get my name back; I’ve tried.
in uselessverse somewhere. Indefinitely – because @runswithhips just tells me some lame excuse about she’s “not found”… I miss her.
So, that unfortunate “break” allowed me a lot of time to reconvene what my purpose and point of even sharing is, really.
I mean, was I more disappointed that all my pictures were gone, or that I lost ALL those followers? My ducklings!
Gah, I couldn’t even deal… I was just done with stupid Instagram altogether.
Then, I (accidentally) sought peace in the most unassuming of places… my blog 🙂
In short: I went back just yesterday and started reading from my very first post. I laughed… A LOT!! The BEST therapy. I was actually proud of the content and direction I was once going in my blog but furthermore, I was proud I had ever even started it! Who am I?!?!
I figured this: just like IG 2 years ago, no one cared about runs or hips or how. It was just another page on a social media site with a bajillion other people posting the same. exact. story.
So, how’d I ever end up with 1000 people even remotely interested in my journey? How’d my page become “feature worthy” or even worth the Shout Out? Or a landing for encouraging words and goal setting? I think folks were genuinely encouraged! And something about my page was… INTERESTING!!!!!!
So, I removed the clouds out of my brain, and started a new IG page: @runswithips – Pretty much the same, sans an “h”…
Until Instagram changes its ugly ways, I’ll forever be a clone…
A bit painful, because the former was my little baby and I poured into it… but no way could Instagram ever have the audience that a REAL LIVE BLOG ever can. This is real stuff!! My new launch pad.
So, do I stop doubting my blogosphere skills and start making my space here? For real, for real? For real.
Question: Has a Shutdown on social media actually rekindled a LOVE for something else?