Hi. So, it’s Sunday. A day which is used by the majority to do not an awful lot. The standard sort of pyjama day which leaves everyone feeling sort of sad at 7pm knowing the whole weekend has flown by and another working week is beginning. (Sorry to anyone who has to work on a Sunday). As a result of this, I thought, what better day to have a rant.
As the title says, I used today to start setting up an Instagram account. I’ve had Instagram before but I’m always forgetting my passwords and quite frankly, getting more and more embarrassed looking at my feed and seeing ‘selfies’ of me aged 15 in my mum’s bathroom mirror. Anyway, I thought I would set up a more ‘aesthetically pleasing’ account that I can use to promote this blog. So, I turned to Google.
Every article I read on ‘How to make a pleasing Instagram account’ or ‘How to build up any sort of following on Instagram’ told me the same two things.
- “Upload high quality photos that will be very pleasing on the eye”. Now, this sets me back almost immediately. I am no photographer or graphic designer. I remember in Art at School, my fruit bowl looked more like a battered old shoe than anything anybody would want to eat out of. Hey ho. “50% wouldn’t be too bad” I thought and carried on scrolling down the article.
- “Be unique”. Oh dear. Well that’s how I have spent the last hours of my weekend. Desperately trying to pull something, anything out of my brain that will make me stand out or even look slightly different. Nada.
If I wasn’t saddened by the fact that it is the end of the weekend, I am now deeply saddened by the fact that I am actually very ordinary. I have probably made the whole process worse for myself to be honest. The 50 accounts that I’m following on Instagram are ‘Lifestyle Bloggers’ or ‘Travel Bloggers’. These ridiculously good looking individuals who are constantly posting stunning pictures of the world, due to the life they have managed to make for themselves. (Not jealous at all). I would love to be able to do this, but the fact is my life is really not that interesting, no matter how much I would like it to be. When I’m not working a painfully ordinary job, I’m probably eating, watching Netflix or sleeping.
I’m the type of 21 year old that’s watched every single episode of Suits in about 3 weeks and am painfully excited to see the new Series begin in the UK. The type that stands in the shower for half an hour more than I need to, reliving every disagreement I’ve had that week, wishing I’d of come out with any of the witty comments I can think of whilst in the comfort of my own shower. Or the type that gets excited about going for a meal and has my order planned out in my head about 3 days prior to going.
So, this Sunday, I have been reminded my that life is painfully bland….
Oh well…. the next point I kept seeing was “Be relatable”. If nothing else, I hope I can at least be that.
Happy Sunday. Feel free to follow me on my new Instagram @adeleinbetween.