#BehindTheFeed – Instagram Life vs Real Life
I hope you guys have seen the #BehindTheFeed blog posts and instagram shots the last few weeks. If you haven’t, read on and find out about our attempt at keeping it real and sharing a behind the scenes glimpse of real life (vs. Instagram life).
If there is one thing I’ve already learned in my new journey into this lifestyle + mom blog, it’s that you can quickly get wrapped up in the picture perfect life that social media conveys to the greater world.
Whether it’s your feed or someone else’s feed, we all like to use the best picture taken in the perfect lighting, adjusted with the perfect filter.
I get it, it’s human nature to share the good. And I love it. I love seeing the beautiful mamas and babies. I love seeing the delicious foods and desserts. I love seeing pretty flowers and overflowing coffee cups. And the list goes on and on. It makes me happy to see people happy. And it makes me happy to share my happy.
On the flip side of it all, it definitely is also human nature to compare. And that can quickly turn into a fast spiral down a rabbit hole of envy and other not so good feelings. Theodore (Roosevelt) had that one totally right, comparison truly is the thief of joy.
But come on, let’s be real, life on instagram isn’t always real life. It’s usually the snippets of the best part of our days. It’s usually our best hair days, our most delicious meals, our cutest baby moments among others that are depicted in social media.
It’s something that I have to remind myself often, especially as I make my way through this blog world. Like many others, I am my own worst critic and it’s easy to see the negatives first. It’s easy to take a billion shots of the same pose, layout, object and see everything that’s wrong with the picture, instead of seeing the positives! While it’s great to share the good and happy, I want to remember that I don’t need to critique every photo, that I don’t need to overthink everything that I choose to share because ‘we were born to be real; not to be perfect,’ and I wholeheartedly concur with that sentiment.
And so, in an effort to portray that there is life behind those perfect squares, my friend Alexie has put together a group of mama bloggers who like to keep it real, to share what goes on #BehindTheFeed, starting on June 8th.