I’ve been planning on writing a blog post about this for a while. You know when things just get sidetracked. Anyway, it appears that this topic keeps popping up and people are having heated debates. So it kinda seemed the perfect time to put out my opinion. Take it as you will.
I wanted to talk about why I love the creativity on Instagram and why I’m really not bothered by edited image content. If you want to post an image of yourself on a magic carpet surrounded by hot air balloons in the desert. Then go bloody do it.
One, it looks amazing.
Two, we know it’s not real.
Three, I’m 100% jealous that I never thought of it first.
Those of us that grew up with the internet are all well aware that the majority of things people share on social media are enhanced in some way. People just don’t want to share the bad stuff all the time. We like to be creative, make things seem better and live in our own little happy bubble.
My husband laughed at me the other day because “no one cares if you share that picture of your coffee”, because I was editing a picture I’d taken. It’s true though, nobody cares to be quite honest. So why would they care if I add sparkly hearts and change to filters a little? Because I certainly don’t care.
I’ve spent a lot of time being dragged into the followers are everything, engagement worries and all the other stuff that people who want social media lives strive for. Luckily for me, I don’t want to turn this into a full time career. I’m happy just blogging for my own reasons and if you want to share that with me that’s great, I appreciate that massively. And I’m now at a point where that stuff is no longer a concern of mine.
Editing images is something that I love. I’ve been following a few new people on the gram lately who are insane with their editing skills. Yes, they create whimsical images that are like something out of a fairy tale and that is why I love them so much.
I’m all for creativity. In an app where everyone is posting the same images, in front of the same backdrops, in the same places, life is getting a little mundane so I applaud those that are starting to think outside the box and come up with new ways to keep their audience interested.
I’m aware that there was a kick off about a certain blogger over the weekend relating to an unrealistic image of breakfast. I don’t really understand what the actual point of the original comment was but let’s be honest.
Social media isn’t real life. If you don’t already know that, you probably shouldn’t be using it.
A few hashtags I love for the seriously creative minds are #enter_imagination, #imaginativeuniverse #exploretocreate, #magicpict, #bevisuallyinspired.
What are your thoughts on the latest Instagram debate and the creativity of some accounts/bloggers? Are you for or against?
– Emma Allen –
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