Instagram Gives Me Aniexty 

I just realized something so important. Instagram gives me so much aniexty. It’s all about how many likes you get in how many minutes and so forth. I really don’t like it which is why I think I’m gonna take a break from it. I’m stressed out because I posted a picture three times because I wasn’t sure if I liked it and it wasn’t getting a lot of likes. I ended up then loosing several followers. It leaves me so indecisive and I just don’t wanna deal with it anymore. Everyone is in a competition with what they look like, who they know and so much more. It ends up making you feel a lot worse about yourself than anything. It’s so not worth the worry. I’m sure it will go out of style eventually and we will all move on. But right now I’m stressing because people I know are unfollowing me and I get it. I’m annoying because I’m showing it through my aniexty of posting and taking down and posting again. 


19 thoughts on “Instagram Gives Me Aniexty 

  1. Sydney, I’ve been there! Then I took on the attitude of if they don’t like it they can just move on… Then I stopped caring about likes and more about inspiring through my work. Again, don’t like it keep it moving. You are correct, so many are in competition. They literally will follow just so you follow back, then they unfollow immediately. Luckily I have an app that tracks all that. It’s hilarious to see. 🙂 Happy Holidays! 🎄

  2. Sydney, I have an on again off again relationship with Instagram. There are many who follow just to get a follow as Eartha has stated. I do not care much about likes and comments on my pictures so I believe this is why I am not consistent with posting. Sometimes I uninstall the app completely. Lol! I hope it gets better for you.

  3. Same is happened to me too. And now, I am with the attitude that if you like that’s great, if not I don’t care. And the another annoying thing is that follow-unfollow game. Whatever don’t take Instagram do seriously, it will give you stress, rather be more serious about your blog. Because, at the end of the day this is what you own.

  4. I used to do that a lot and and it really affected me badly but eventually I’ve taught myself to not let the number of likes I get on a post affect me. All the best

  5. It really sucks!! I feel the same way as well i feel like Instagram is not fun anymore but honestly i stopped caring, i post for me not for them. I hope it will get better for you 💕💕

  6. Hi Sydney, I know where you’re coming from. I love Instagram but I find it so pretentious and the follow unfollow used to drive me nuts and it shows how fickle it is but I just don’t care too much now. I too have the app to track unfollowers. I came off Facebook in August due to the anxiety it caused but I hadn’t realised it was causing this until I lost my phone!

  7. I decided to try to capture as many pictures of me being ridiculous, but very “me” as I could. So it then became more a goal of capturing my me-ness instead of likes, and that helped. but I totally get where you’re coming from.

  8. I’m completely the same! I feel like I have to have these amazing posts and if I Don’t get more than ten likes I have to delete my post! It’s a horrible feeling! I wanted to ask you something! I’m pretty sure I have anxiety as well but when I’ve told my parents they say it was probably just a bad week! I’m just not sure if I have it or not 🙁 btw I love your blog

    1. Awww well I’d sit them down and try to have a serious talk. If they don’t understand then maybe you can talk to someone yourself but really try to get them to understand. Thanks so much!! Hope you feel better 😊

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