Instagram – Community Spirited or Cultivating Hate?

I have a love hate relationship with the ‘gram. It is a platform I have used for a long time but only really focused on within the last 18 months since starting my blog. I love it for all the friends I have made both local to me and further afield too. I love it for the brands I discover and cool products I’d never see in shops local to me. I also love that it teaches me new things…sadly some of the things I learn aren’t always good.

Instagram recently has taught me that there are still people who behave like it’s high school and that there are people who are so bitter they cannot simply ignore their jealousy but instead have to pursue it and hurt others to make them feel better.

I won’t go into all the details of the dramas that have been going on over the last week or so, but I had to say something! Bullying is awful, no matter what age we are. It’s a shitty thing to do and to see people I admire and like hounded off a platform that they work from is worrying.

Let’s go back to having fun, to being kind rather than full of anger. We teach our kids these kinds of lessons yet forget to do live them ourselves. I’m all for sharing pictures for the love not the likes and concentrating on loving my wee community.

K x

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