Did you know I've been blogging for almost 8 years? Crazy, right? I started this blog in May of 2009 and never thought I would still be blogging 8 years later. While a lot has changed, a few things remain the same and will never fade away. I thought I'd share some of my thoughts below. Outfit details: J.Crew tee | Gamiss coat | Zara pants *similar* | Guess boots | Tom Ford sunglasses | Chanel bag and pin
1. I will not buy followers or likes: Yes, you can totally buy Instagram followers and likes. Doing so will certainly boost your social media presence (which will bring more opportunities). However, I know I'd not feel good about myself knowing that my followers are not real. My IG account has a tiny following but I gain every single one of you organically. I truly appreciate you sticking with me.
2. I will not plaster my kids on social media: I fully respect their privacy. I turned down so many collaborations that involve my children. No amount of free stuff or compensation that worth exposing my kids on social media. Just like any parent, I am super proud of my kids and want to show them off on social media. However, at the end of the day, no one really cares about your kids except the parents (especially when it comes to strangers on the internet). I purposely keep them offline and will continue to do so
3. I will not make my husband an Instagram husband: I totally admire bloggers who have their significant others take their blog/IG photos. Unfortunately (or fortunately), my husband is not one of those - even if I try). Blogging is not everyone's cup of tea and I am OK with it. Not going to force him to do something that he's not too fond of.
4. I will not stage my life on IG: Just remember, Instagram is not real life. People only show you what they want you to see. Take this photo as an example - the caption said "Sunday, I love you". The photo is beautiful but is that real life? My Sunday morning certainly does not look like this. More than likely, you'll find me at a local grocery store trying to get some shopping done before my kids wake up. Wonder how much effort she put into staging that one IG photo?