Did they add a 'No furry felines' rule? Thankfully, no, phew, your cat selfies are safe.
When instagram updated, I was confronted with a worrying list of, 'People I might know.' which were in fact, shocker, a very accurate list of people I have known. An educated guess could presume that the people on my list could also see me on their list. In a state of caffeine-enhanced panic, I quickly set my instagram account to private and put it on hold indefinitely. - since being deleted -
Instagram is a little corner where I post silly pictures of my animals and travels. I saw it as a private place, which very quickly felt like it had become advertised to people I don't really want having an instant access to my life. If I wanted someone in my personal life, then they would be slap bang in the middle of it, trying desperately to escape from my endless, loud, excessive singing.
The Facebook Discussion.
Hands up if you've ever done the following:
Go on Facebook, check up on someone you knew six years ago, compare your lifes to theirs, then leave mildly pissed off? It shouldn't be our prerogative to look into other peoples personal lives, especially if they are not someone we talk to.
It should always be a privilege to know and to be involved in someone's life.
About three years ago, I deleted my Facebook account.
I wanted to unhook myself from a place my life felt tethered and showcased for people to see.
After deleting Facebook, it felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders; I could now grow, as a person, with my family and friends. It will always feel so amazing to be so blissfully ignorant and free of the world. I get to live on my terms, without the bind of social media.
Time is precious, do not waste it comparing yourself to others; you can live a better, freer life by focusing on the beautiful people around you. You do not need to stay updated on the lives of people you don't see or talk to; give your time and energy to family and friends, because at the end of the day, they are the ones who really matter.
I'll admit that I am a private person, but I am also an open book.
I don't keep secrets, I don't lie, I don't have hidden layers; I just try to live life on the surface, because the life I want to live, is an honest one. If someone wants to know me, then I will let them; I will give them a direct door into my life and they can know every single thing there is to know about me, but they have to go through the door that I open for them.
If I died tomorrow, I would want people to know who I am through means of actually knowing me, not through a Facebook page.
In related news, I have a NEW instagram account.
Feel free to join me for pictures of chubby cats.
This post was brought to you from a fort made of blankets.