Why I don’t have a blog-only Instagram and I don’t want one…

Why I don't have a blog Instagram - and why I don't want one

Hey loves!

Recently, I’ve been asked a lot about my social media habits and how they are any different because of having a blog. This may just be the communications major in me, but social media is at outlet used to brand yourself and who you are. I am Sparkle and Shine Sami, a 22-year-old who loves to sparkles and to make life shine. I believe life won’t sparkle unless you do and through every tweet and Instagram, I am doing just that. I’ll mix in my sass and humor into my tweets and what you are seeing is the real me.

Many bloggers I know seem to be okay with only having one Twitter account- used for both their personal tweets and promotional tweets for their blog. However, not many seem to have a combined Instagram and that is where I seem to stray from the rest.

My Instagram account features me and my friends out on the weekend to posts promoting a blog post, from sorority family pictures to sponsored ads. And the thing is, I wouldn’t change anything about it.

My Instagram is a look into who I really am. As a blogger you put a lot of yourself out there for the world to see and often open up about personal struggles, what’s going on in your life,  and insecurities. So why not continue to be transparent and show what you’re doing when you aren’t behind on a computer screen typing or filming a new video blog?

I also love it when people who follow Sparkle and Shine will recognize my best friends, such as my sorority family, Paul, and Brandon. These faces you recognize often from pictures and posts on the blog, so why not see more about their personalities, whether its a retweet from them or a picture from an adventure not blogged about. Just like me, as the author of Sparkle and Shine, they are more than just faces on the screen.

So, follow me on Instagram to learn more about how I make sure to add some sparkle to my life, even if I don’t post about it!

Make sure to add me on Snapchat because I will be talking more about Katy Perry’s matte lipstick from Walmart, Katy Kat matte, that I’ve been rocking!

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AND make sure to interact with me on social media! I love when followers send me snaps, tweet at me, and more! Just yesterday, I got a snap about Sparkle and Shine inspired them to buy the Primula iced coffee brewer. So awesome!

 

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4 thoughts on “Why I don’t have a blog-only Instagram and I don’t want one…

  1. Hey girl! I loved this post and I love that you’re sticking to your conventions about how you want to brand yourself and that the blog is a part of who you are! I, personally, have separate Twitter and Instagram accounts for my blog, not because I’m trying to hide my personal life from my blog life or vice versa. It’s simply because while I would love all of my friends and family to be interested in what I tweet about or the 7,000th cup of iced coffee I’ve had; they just aren’t and I wouldn’t want to subject them to all that caffeine! Also, I chose to be a blogger and put my life, my pictures, and my experiences out there; but many of my friends and family did not and I always want to respect their privacy! So I’ll make sure to ask if they’re okay with being shown on my blog and social media 🙂 I think the biggest thing is that when you start to have everything about yourself on the internet, sometimes you want to have a little piece of something to yourself~private! This was a great post and I love that you’ve found a way to integrate all of your accounts in a way you feel comfortable doing!

    xo,
    Gabby
    theswirlblog.com

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