So, I try to be a Positive Polly right!? But, my Goodness, there’s been a lot of negativity in the blog world recently!
If it’s not magazines telling us smaller bloggers that because we have a following on Insta of less than 10k, we don’t matter; it’s drama between bloggers. I am sick of the subtweeting, the indirects, the messiness and sadness I feel when I open my Twitter app. I am sad of Insta Stories dedicated only to tears and reasons why people are deciding to take impromptu blogging breaks! I’ve decided to cut through it in the only way I know how: being positive and spreading the L O V E!
Here are my picks of some of the BEST Instagram accounts you should be following who have under 10k!
Instagram for bloggers has become the most talked about, most moaned about and yet most used app! I have such a love hate relationship with Instagram.
I love using the Stories function, it is the future of blogging; I love seeing other people’s Stories. I love the curated and beautiful photos that roll across my feed every five seconds. I love trying to emulate that as much as possible. I love trying to dip my toe in the Instagram world.
But, I hate how it can fee like Instagram is against you. I hate putting out material that I am really proud of only to see it pan. I hate how hard it is to gain followers and therefore more blogging opportunities. I hate that some are so blatantly abusing the bots to get those opportunities!
I’m taking this opportunity to share, though, some of my Instagram highlights! If you love these feeds as much as I do, PLEASE give them a follow and like and comment on their material!
Gem’s feed had to be first because it is pure goals! Her blog is one I check almost daily and her Stories are filled with her gorgeous little boy Reuben! Her creative flatlays are inspiring bloggers all over and she’s just gone into full time blogging – so all the more content for us!
Follow her here!
Saf’s blog is one I recently stumbled upon when I found her on Twitter. I did my usual bit when I found her, I stalked and stalked and added her on every possible Social Media channel! Shameless and I don’t even care! Her feed is just gorgeous, peppered with lovely outfit shots, nothing’s too samey! I love it! Goals!
Follow her here!
Issy’s instagram has GOT to be one of my all time favourites! She’s always been so frank, open and honest on both her blog and her socials but since her pregnancy and now the birth of her gorgeous little gnome Freddie, it’s gone to a whole new level of Instagram porn. Brutally honest, sometimes a little gruesome but always hilarious accounts of post-partum life, beauty and all things blogging! A MUST follow!
Follow her here!
Nikki’s feed is another one that I go out of my way to find, stalk and like! While she’s crazy honest she’s also friggin’ hilarious and is not scared to make fun of herself! Her flatlays were goals for me two and a half years ago when I started blogging! Her flats have gone from strength to strength and her photos are so iconic that I can tell which ones are hers, whether published by her or the many brands she works with, a mile off!
Give her a follow!
Georgia’s feed is so crisp, so clean and delivers exactly what I’m after as a beauty consumer! I adore her feed and always look to her latest photos for inspiration when taking mine! She has such an eye for compositions, an eye for detail and only the best products make it onto her feed!
Follow her here!
Saira’s feed has been on my mind a lot lately. Another blogger about to take on Motherhood and she shows no sign of slowing down! I don’t know how she finds the time to curate such gorgeous items, placements and products into some of the most impressive on my feed! She’s one of the loveliest girls I’ve had the pleasure to get to know through blogging and I can’t wait to see where her next adventure will take her personally and in the blogging world!
Last but by no means, least, has GOT to be my little Katie! Her pink theme gives me LIIIFE! She’s another blogger whose photos I can spot a mile away – whether shared by her or the many brands she smashes! Her class in the blogging world is undeniable and her eye for the best products and beauty obsessions will soon lead to my own personal bankruptcy! Katie, I blame you for my beauty obsession growing with every Insta post of yours!
Phew, I knew this would be a fun post to put together, but I didn’t know I would want to share so many! I am so enthused and inspired by this post that I am going to attempt to share more Instagrammers whose following is less than 10k next month!
Thank you to the bloggers who seriously graft and make Insta what it should be! Let’s all cross our fingers for chronological feeds, swipe up actions for micro-influencers and good quality images being translated as so once they go public!