LONG WINDED POST WARNING! There's been a lot of talk on IG recently about original content and I'm a proud poster of #originalcontentsquad (a hashtag started by some of my fave accounts, that showcases gorgeous original pics). But I love IG for so many reasons - ahem... checking what the Kardashians are upto. 😁
I joined IG two years ago, rather late in the fold (for my Gen Y standards) because we'd just bought our first house and I thought I'd stalked other beautiful accounts long enough that it was time for me to attempt something (I remember when @beachhousehames became my 12th follower and I nearly fainted with excitement). I still laugh at the sheer crapness of some of my early posts, but I keep them there because IG serves as a scrapbook for me - these pics are the best timestamps.
And yes - I love beautiful houses - in my pre-baby life when we would go overseas quarterly I didn't care for tourist spots, I would google nice neighbourhoods and ask my husband to do a drive by: slowly enough that I could take a photo but no so slowly that we looked like we were casing the joint.
What I'm getting at is - I love IG, in all its forms, as it gives me a peek inside the beautiful homes I used to just drive by and I get so many ideas from you fabulous posters. It encourages me to improve my home, and it doesn't hurt a home's value to look 'cared for' come selling day 😉. I don't have a big budget, I'm a notoriously bad photographer, my phone/camera is 4 years old and I don't take myself too seriously (I know you're thinking 'How many different angles of the same room can this woman post?'. 😁
Sometimes I share too much (you guys prob didn't need to see when my baby ate banana for the first time) and sometimes I share a picture of a cushion with some tropical-esque caption when in reality there's lots of heavy stuff going on in my life. But either way - thank you. I love IG for letting me see into your beautiful homes and seeing what inspires you, and your gorgeous comments and support absolutely make my day - you're the very reason I keep posting original content xx