Instagram is BACK!

As promised, I said I will let you all know once my instagram is back up & running… AND IT IS!

Woohoo, my last post on my instagram was 08/11/2016 – 208 days w/out instagram!

Find me at: ap.x (you can click on this link, it’ll take you straight there)

This decision has been a long time coming, it has taken me MONTHS to make this decision.

Is it the right decision? For now, I feel it is, if I feel my ‘old ways’ coming back, than yes, I will delete it again until I learn my lesson.

For those who have clicked on my link in my bio on Instagram & it has bought you here… Hello 🙂 This may be your first time here or you may have known about my blog for a while & have been following me via email.

If you are new… Hello 🙂

I have had this blog for just over a year now, we have reached over 10,000 views, 1,300 followers, 120 posts & I couldn’t be more grateful to how far I have come.

Instagram is a platform to connect w/ other people other than wordpress & direct links, I have come back to Instagram for that purpose – to tap into another community other than WordPress.

This blog consists of daily thoughts, what I get up to on the weekends, health & fitness, recipes etc.

My blog is my hobby, it is a part of me, I love how far I have come along this journey & only pray for good things to come.

My blog has taken a content turn & will be experiencing some great new things – so stay tuned for good things to come.

Where have I been, my instagram friends, I have been working on this website, travelling, journalling, making big decisions in life & trying to find happiness (just like we all are)

Be sure to follow my blog via email (along the right side of the website) to keep up to date w/ all new content.

A, x (1)

 

16 thoughts on “Instagram is BACK!

  1. Hi! I remember you wrote a post about your thoughts on social media when you were debating whether or not to re-activating an account for your blog/business.

    I’m in the same boat now. I haven’t been on social media in about 4 years now, but as I talk with more people I see the importance of it (to work with brands, to monetize, for analytics and to interact).

    What was the biggest factor that contributed to you getting back on social media?

    Also, how did you spread the word about your blog without it? Thanks so much!

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    1. As a side note, I also wouldn’t want my accounts to be too personal, or to fall into the trap of spending hours scrolling and feeling poorly afterward. I am thinking about opening up an account or two, little by little, for my blog, with little information about myself. But I am not 100% sold on it yet. 🙂

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      1. I love that you’ve said this!

        I was following 1900 people when I re-activated my instagram – I unfollowed HEAPS! I am now down to 500-ish.

        It didn’t work well with my insecurities nor w/ my jealousy issues.

        I say do it for your blog, + you can post the things you are getting up to for your blog. For example, ‘THIS’ blog coming soon or ‘THIS’ blog is now live etc. ❤

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    2. Awe – I am so happy you remember that post 🙂

      I wanted to go in with a business approach + make my instagram ‘strictly’ business BUT… I fell into the trap.

      Here is the link to my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_ap.x/

      Very different to what it looked like when I first jumped back on. It was strictly business – than I deleted all business related things + jumped back to personal (silliest thing I could’ve done, now I am addicted again)

      Most of my traffic for my blog has come from wordpress + only wordpress.

      I interact with A LOT of accounts, always commenting, following, liking things etc. It’s also good to ensure that you are active on your account, making sure you are replying to all comments etc + taking the time to acknowledge your followers.

      I hope this helps ❤

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      1. Thank you for your responses! These are wonderful.

        It’s okay, it’s understandable. Sometimes we try to keep social media as a business account, but it might not always work. Social media can be very addicting.

        Thank you SO much for the tips. I will definitely take these items into consideration.

        My biggest downfall is the jealousy factor when I scroll through social media. I also get insecure in these situations. That’s what I’m afraid of. I need to stay away from wasting time visiting other people’s profiles if it’s not contributing anything in my life, but maybe focus on productive things like following other bloggers and brands, etc.

        I’m pretty reserved, so I like to keep some things private, and share other things. I know that as bloggers we have to have some transparency, but it can be difficult to tell the difference!

        There’s an interesting app if you ever want to give it a go. It tracks how many times you unlock your device, how much time you spend in apps, and which apps you use the most. It’s called “QualityTime” for Android, and the one for Apple is “Moment.” It can be an eye-opener! And it can encourage healthy habits.

        But anyway 🙂 Thanks for letting me kinda talk it out with you in the comments. Thank you again for the tips. I’ll keep that in mind if I open up accounts, to focus on promoting blog posts instead of checking out what other people are up to or worrying about my own “social media image.” 🙂

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      2. You are most welcome 🙂 Thank you for your lengthy response, I appreciate that.

        Its crazy – I am addicted. I follow ALL females & practically no males. All I am doing is watching skinny girls eat salads + pose in their bikinis.

        You are most welcome – I hope they help you as they have helped me.

        I had the mindset that I ‘wouldn’t’ follow any fitness things bc I knew it was going to make me jealous + only follow accounts affiliated to my blog… THAT thought didn’t last long.

        Its good that you are reserved 🙂

        I have just put it into my app store (iphone) + downaloded it. How eye-opening! I might even do a blog about this. I’ve set it up + its working now so I am going to keep an eye on it.

        You are most welcome – feel free to pop over anytime 😀 or even email me at: anita.pavlovic3@hotmail.com.

        Let me know if you head back to social media – I’ll be sure to follow you ❤

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