Blooming El

LIFE. TRAVEL. GRATITUDE.

CHANGING MY ONLINE SPACE

Ah the Internet - both a blessing and a curse. 

I have a love/hate relationship with the Internet, with social media, and blogging. I love that I can connect with friends and family at the touch of a button, I love that I have a place to document my travels and those special little moments in my life, and I love that I can glimpse in to the world of hundreds of people I've never met, whether that's a holiday snap on Instagram, a blog post about their mental health journey, or a short tweet about what they're having for dinner. 

However, it also means that those people I've never met can glimpse in to my life too and that makes me feel a little uncomfortable. It was the main reason I stopped blogging a few years back, before realising that actually I really missed it and decided to take it back up again. 

Photography by Sian.

I sometimes wish I could just delete everything and start all over again but unfortunately, the Internet has a firm grip on everything I've previously posted. 

Recently, I've been thinking about the future, how my life might change, and what things I'd feel comfortable sharing with people I have never met or aren't particularly close to. 

I decided that the best route for me was to create a personal Instagram account, purely for friends and family and it immediately made me feel so much better about social media. My original Instagram will become more of a 'blogging' feed. I'm going for Miley Cyrus VS. Hannah Montana kind of vibes. 

I will still be tapping away on Blooming El. I'm not sure why but I feel more comfortable sharing on here than I do on Instagram, it could be because Instagram is purely image based or maybe I'm just a little bit weird. Who knows?

Things may change on Blooming El but then again, they might not. I'm taking it one step at a time! At the moment I'm focusing on social media and I hope to make my experience more diverse and inspiring. Which is where you can help! I'd love to know who your favourite creators are at the moment - writers, artists, bloggers, Instagram sensations, controversial Tweeters - anyone you like! 

How do you feel about what you share with the world? Do you think there will be a time where you might take a step back and re-adjust your online space? Or have you already done this?