Dainty Alice


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Why I Deleted My Instagram


Over the last few months I've fallen into the mindset of finding my Instagram a burden, and something that I just can't be bothered to keep up with. This is so far from the way I felt when I first started blogging and would post to Instagram three, maybe even four times a day.

It doesn't help that I actually started my Instagram account a very, very long time ago, much longer than I've been blogging, right back in secondary school. I'm a completely different person now as to who I was then. My interest in the accounts I follow has changed, and I've just grown up a lot on the whole, especially when you take into account that I was 13 when I started it, and I'm almost 21 now (fun fact, Instagram actually first launched on my 13th birthday!)

This didn't use to bother me so much as when I came across an account I'd followed years ago, I'd just block or unfollow it. Every so often I'd decide I needed a change, and delete all of my photos (this was before the 'archive' feature was even a thing - I've lost so many amazing photos over the years) and change my @ in order to just start my feed over again.

But recently it was just bugging me more than normal. I discussed in my Confessions Of An Instagram 'Cheat' post how when I was in school I would use apps where you could 'earn' likes and followers in order to look more popular amongst the girls in my class. I spent absolutely ages this time last year going through all of my followers and trying to remove the ones that looked fake, but last month I just decided that enough was enough and I may as well start from scratch.

So here I am, trying my absolute hardest to grow my new Instagram account, whilst slowly realising that it's a lot harder thanks it used to be (thanks Instagram, you dicks) and mourning the loss of my 3,000 followers.

But actually, I'm really enjoying it. Somehow I'm posting every day at the moment (a first for me), I've found loads of new, relateable accounts to follow, and slowly but surely my followers are creeping up again. Dreamy.

Pop your Instagram handle in the comments, and I'll be sure to shoot you a follow.

In the meantime, I'm over at @DaintyAlice for all things, pink, girly and gossipy.

14 comments

  1. followed you! :)

    Layla || legallyunblondeandbeyond.inspirelight.net

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  2. After reading this I am so tempted to delete my instagram. I've been annoyed by the algorithm for months and I swear someone is buying bots on my account because I am getting a lot of rogue followers and it's insanely annoying because I don't understand where they're coming from and I just want to start it all over again, will give your new account a follow of course as well :) xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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  3. Loving your Instagram feed Alice! It’s so pretty! I’ve just given you a follow 😘 I’m www.instagram.com/hellobexa ☺️ xx

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  4. Love your Instagram feed! It can be tempting to cheat, but putting the hard work in feels more fulfilling. You can find great accounts, connect with like-minded individuals and be as creative as you like.

    Tx. // MusicGeekOnline

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  5. I understand hun!
    Sometimes all we need is that fresh start and see what that may bring us. :)
    A clean slaite for you :)
    Love,
    Rose - www.rainbowsdreamcloud.com

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  6. I do understand, I started blogging in school and by the time I was in college, I had changed so much that the blog didn't resonate with me and hence I started my new blog, which is my current.

    glad that you're starting afresh, it's nice to have a clean state once you feel overwhelmed xx

    -imcapturingsunshine.blogspot.in

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  7. Ah I absolutely understand you! Sometimes I feel like I want to start from scratch with mine too. I’m going to follow you :-)

    lots of love, Jasmin
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

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  8. Instagram is such a pain sometimes!! I get so frustrated with it 😫 your feed is lovley, just followed you!
    Love, Cally x
    www.lovecally.com

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  9. Sometime's a little break and a fresh start is exactly what you need to fall back in love with something you used to love doing. I've definitely fallen in love with Instagram this year, it's my absolute fave platform. Followed your Instagram, you have such a pretty feed.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

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  10. I know exactly how you feel, I wish I could delete my Instagram and start afresh but I'm in two minds about it. Good on you, though! I think you're doing very well in growing your following, as well. I've given you a little follow, too - your feed is gorgeous 💖

    Beka | astrobeks.wordpress.com

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  11. You have such a beautiful IG feed, followed you! I also really liked this post, Alice!😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

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  12. I currently have over 4k of followers, but I know most of them are just sellers and some ghost accounts and I hate that. One day, I ought to look through and block all those unnecessary followers, aha. Anyway hun, love your new Instagram and I've followed you (I'm @captaineverland). xx Ain (www.captaineverland.co.uk)

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  13. Sometimes a fresh start is exactly what we need! Your new feed is really lovely! Gave you a follow!

    Kristin
    Www.instagram.com/talesfrmhome

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