As always when I feel that spring is in the air it’s like I enter a new chapter in life. I am one year older, one year of experiences, both good and bad, is with me making me (hopefully) a little bit wiser. I definitely have a few more grey hairs now, that has to count for something right?
But as the sun shines warmer, snow drips from the roof and birds chirp in every tree I feel the pull of change. There’s a promise of new beginnings in the air.
This year I am focusing that change on my social channels and online presence.
Last fall I started feeling that Instagram was taking something from me, and I voiced those thoughts here in a previous post. Despite writing that I was going to downshift from Instagram and start using this space more again, it did not really happen. I continued to struggle with posting on Instagram, always chasing the photo that perfectly fit my feed and mostly posting because I felt like I should, not because I wanted to or had anything to say.
Now don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy using Instagram – but in a different way than in the past. I love watching stories and seeing what my friends are up to, and the more real life behind the bigger accounts I follow. I also really like sharing my own life that way. But the feed? Nah.
I am not that into scrolling and looking at other peoples photos anymore, and so to post something for my own feed does not really do anything for me. I want more, deeper content.
When Clubhouse arrived (a new social media app that is all about live conversations) I realised just how much that is what I long for. To connect with people. While I’ve been sitting editing photos for a client I’ve been on the app having great conversations with people I don’t really know and it’s felt so rewarding and inspiring!
Instagram is mostly double taps and likes, reactions to stories. There are of course those that leave a little comment but it never goes deep enough. And I certainly seldom leave in depth comments, I am just as guilty.
So, here we are again.
This blog has gotten a whole new design to go with this new beginning. I decided a fresh start required a new look. It feels more me and more like a journal. It makes me feel inspired and motivated to start writing again.
What do you think about the new design?
hat, shirt, jeans & coffee cup are all second hand finds that I love
My goal for the future of this blog is to share content that’s a mix of photography tips, what life as a creative freelancer is like and I also want to delve into some deeper, more personal topics. If you have any questions or requests for topics, just let me know and I’ll add them to my list!
So, hopefully you are excited that I am about to start writing more again – and hopefully you feel ready to take part in the conversations that will take place here, I do enjoy writing but engaging with you guys makes it all the more worth it.
I hope you are well and safe, and I will talk to you shortly again!