I am seriously un-inspired about @instagram lately. It’s quite ironic, as it’s mainly my job as a social media manager. I love doing it for other people, but I am stuck when it comes to tell my own story.

I spent this week actually talking to people, having coffee dates with friends, going to meetings, cheering up friends who needed to be lifted up, listening to friends telling me their story… I am exhausted but my heart is full. I don’t feel sad, or depressed, because an app is shaping up the way I am connecting with people. I wish we could go back to the time where you could not buy fake followers, or fake likes, or when people were actually engaging with each other on the app, and not just for participating in giveaways.

But today has been a good day, I won’t let social media take that for me. I have many successes to celebrate. I just find it hard to come here to tell about it, while I know most of my “followers” don’t actually care about what I do, say or show. But I guess, it’s part of the game.

So, regarding my shadow ban, here is a few things I am doing right now:
- I have stopped using hashtags
- I am trying to comment with real sentences, and words, instead of just emojis or single words
- I am trying to be more authentic, even in my professional account
- I am still debating if I should get rid of that other account
- Quality over quantity

Maybe this will help a few of you. Otherwise, here is a photo of the beautiful Tamsen, during her “Truth in You” session.
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  • emilieiggiottiI am seriously un-inspired about @instagram lately. It’s quite ironic, as it’s mainly my job as a social media manager. I love doing it for other people, but I am stuck when it comes to tell my own story.

    I spent this week actually talking to people, having coffee dates with friends, going to meetings, cheering up friends who needed to be lifted up, listening to friends telling me their story… I am exhausted but my heart is full. I don’t feel sad, or depressed, because an app is shaping up the way I am connecting with people. I wish we could go back to the time where you could not buy fake followers, or fake likes, or when people were actually engaging with each other on the app, and not just for participating in giveaways.

    But today has been a good day, I won’t let social media take that for me. I have many successes to celebrate. I just find it hard to come here to tell about it, while I know most of my “followers” don’t actually care about what I do, say or show. But I guess, it’s part of the game.

    So, regarding my shadow ban, here is a few things I am doing right now:
    - I have stopped using hashtags
    - I am trying to comment with real sentences, and words, instead of just emojis or single words
    - I am trying to be more authentic, even in my professional account
    - I am still debating if I should get rid of that other account
    - Quality over quantity

    Maybe this will help a few of you. Otherwise, here is a photo of the beautiful Tamsen, during her “Truth in You” session.
  • lauralabanane@emilieiggiotti your pictures are beautiful and tell your stories, as you said this is mainly your job so I think to get passed the "social media blues" just treat it as a job. Good days and bad days, but it's just a job. Does it define you as a person? Does it make you feel accomplished as a human being? Up to a certain point yes because you want to be proud of your work and have people appreciate it but i don't think it could dictate your relationships or your common interests with other people. I wouldn't be so emotionally invested if I were in your shoes but maybe it's because I don't treat social media like that in general. Just my 2 cents.
  • thelovelyordinaryThis is so timely, as I'm weighing and considering all of these same things! Thanks for sharing ❤
  • gabi2andv❤️
  • traceyjazminphotoWhat @o.r.a.n.e said!!
  • emilieiggiotti@saperlipopettaline c'est vrai!!
  • emilieiggiotti@adialitania I agree, but it forces us to be more careful about the way we use hashtags.
  • emilieiggiotti@sacredselfportrait this is really true. I have noticed that being real and honest here brings real conversation, like this one. Which is a good thing.
  • emilieiggiotti@o.r.a.n.e amen to this my friend!
  • emilieiggiotti@jillsz74 haha! Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. Keep trying!
  • emilieiggiotti@danapugh haha me too!!!
  • emilieiggiotti@lovepizza_yeg oh thank you! I won't stop, I just need to find my vibe again. ❤
  • emilieiggiotti@christinemariesv thank you! ❤
  • emilieiggiotti@lauralabanane this is very true!
  • emilieiggiotti@thelovelyordinary thank you!
  • emilieiggiotti@gabi2andv 😘😘
  • emilieiggiotti@traceyjazminphoto yep, she is smart!
  • seriouslyalexaI love your posts and your story you're telling 💕
  • emilieiggiotti@seriouslyalexa thanks my friend!! 💕
  • gabi2andv@emilieiggiotti you are incredible artist, Emi. No matter how many likes or comments you get, you are changing lives of people you photograph. And that's what counts the most- showing people their true themselves through your photos.
  • emilieiggiotti@gabi2andv thank you Gabi!! Maybe I should put this in my bio. ❤😘
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