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Why I’m bad at Bookstagram…

It is literally no secret that I am inconsistent as heck. I mean, just look at the dates of my blog posts… a few consistent posts here or there, and then MONTHS of silence. I know that this is bad, but honestly… it’s worse over on Instagram. I’ve been trying to post more recently, but for a long time now it hasn’t been something that I’ve been able to keep up with. And I genuinely think that a big part of it is that I got caught up in what can sometimes be a little bit like a popularity contest.

For the longest time, all I wanted to do was share pictures of my books and try to meet people who liked books too. But then… I think I got too caught up in making sure that I had a ‘theme’ for my feed, only using white backgrounds, using a lot of filters, trying to make every photo look pristine. I started worrying more and more about follower count. I also got really bad about comparing myself to other accounts. I would look at their themes or props and get insecure, thinking that I needed to amp it up on my end. And that isn’t why or how I started it! I would just post photos that I thought were nice. I would take photos outside and wherever I wanted to. If I thought they were nice, they went up on my bookstagram, normally without a filter.

And so I’ve decided that if I want to get back to instagramming my books, then I’m just gonna chill. No more filters, no more worrying about lighting or theme or that whole side of it. I’m going to post pictures for me and show my love of books, because that’s what it’s really about (and those pretty, pretty covers).

If you have a bookstagram let me know and I’ll check it out!

Have a good day ducks!
~ Mon

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