Oh hello lovelies!
Today’s post is a bit different – and yes I will be having a rant, so feel free to look away, I completely understand, if this is just not your thing.
So let’s get this party started by getting these vent(s) out into the open…
Firstly, here is my make-believe letter to Instagram.
Trust me, if I thought it my voice would be heard, I would of course send it…well maybe I would send a more serious version 😉
Dear Instagram Oh Mighty One(s),
Why oh why have you decided to change the bloody algorithm AGAIN, for the billionth time?
It was working ok-ish (it of course worked like a dream “BCD’ – before chronological disappeared) I could see most of my favourite accounts without any hassle at all.
But not anymore.
Now I have to go looking for the accounts that really interest me, while my feed is bursting with accounts that I rarely interact with.
Hello??? Can you hear me? I’m saying the thing that made you so fabulous and unique in the first place, has disappeared.
These days, YOU tell me who I can see and when I can see them – where is the fun in that? AND why do you consider a post from two days ago of more interest to me than one that has just been launched?
On a brighter note ( just so you know I am a positive type of gal), I have made lots of gorgeous (virtual) friends from all over the world (which is incredible, thank you for making this possible). They are women of all ages that share a common bond – fashion and beauty. Women in different countries and time zones…so please explain why most of them have disappeared from my feed all together?
AND why, when you do change the algorithm, do you prefer to keep these changes a secret?
Just know, there is not a techie bone in my body – so in short, I have no idea you have made ‘said’ changes at all. Instead, I just wonder why my likes and engagement have dropped. This then makes me gritty.
Honestly, you are making the once delightful Instagram experience totally annoying and extremely frustrating.
I do have another positive though (see, told you), I LOVE the addition of insta stories. I’m nosey by nature, so I love seeing the snapshots of people’s lives. I also love all the filters and fun bits you have introduced along the way…do you know why this is? Because it’s in REAL time.
Like, CHRONOLOGICAL order.
Anyway. Enough is enough Mr Instagram.
Let’s go back to full chronological order for my feed please (I know you took it away AGES ago, but I still miss it, because it worked and we all know you can change it back because you’re super clever like that).
I live by the rule: Don’t fix, what ain’t broken.
Because the people who supported you in the very beginning, are the people who are missing out on the most.
Yours ever hopeful,
Ps. Just so you know, I liked you so much more before you started changing 😉
And my second rant is of the unkind female variety.
Yes, I have been the target of unkindness online before, bearing the brunt of the pack instinct is no fun at all.
But this time rather than unkindness, it was of the self-righteous variety – which I simply can’t stand.
You know when someone feels they have the right to interfere in your life when they don’t know the facts.
Last week an email came through my agency addressed to me (just for the record, even I do not know this email address – weird that someone outside of the business does eh?).
Anyway, a few of my Insta mates were also mentioned in this email too: Maudie @istyl Suzy @desperatelyseekingsuzy and Meredith @retailgenie (I won’t go into details, as it’s just not my thing) but the main bone of contention appeared to be lack of transparency when dealing with brands.
I then hear from Suzy yesterday that brands she collaborates with, have been contacted by the same person. The person has now decided to cause hassle on a larger scale.
Let’s just set the record straight here.
Suzy is not doing any of the things highlighted in that nasty email.
What I hate most about this though is simple, this kind of behaviour is done intentionally, to cause problems, hurt and hassle.
I know all the girls in person Maudie, Suzy and Meredith they are truly delightful people and don’t deserve this. I am constantly inspired by all of them – they make Instagram a nice place to hang out.
So whoever you are, stop hiding behind an email (that I’m guessing is fictitious) instead be brave and show yourself.
Because these people you are trying to hurt are my friends.
So at the very least: PLEASE UNFOLLOW ALL OF US or indeed, anyone else that you intend to throw mud at in the future.