Just like Nelly and Kelly in 2002, I'm having one. Only this one isn't related to me being crazy over a boy even when I'm with my Boo. It's MUCH more important than that because it revolves around the life force that is social media. I need somebody to tell me what to do so I'm throwing it open to the Insta floor. I've been having an internal dialogue with myself for a while now about what I am getting out of dicking around on Instagram. Obviously I am getting hours of entertainment and good company (thank you 😉) but is that enough? I decided against doing any sponsored posts at the beginning of my blogging journey 4 years ago and have remained almost militant about that decision ever since, essentially telling every kind PR person who knocks at my email door to take a flying fuck at a rolling #ad. I have been happy with that decision, you have told me that you have been happy with that decision. Everyone's happy. But I tossed and turned trying to get to sleep last night wondering if I am, in fact, a massive MORON for having taken that stance. Aside from gifts and freebies (which are indeed a wonderful perk) having this account earns me the square root of fuck all. Yes, I do it because I love showing pics of my chin spots and freezer tapas and because I appreciate hearing from others who want to boil their own head when the Witching Hour before bed is in full swing. But when I am staying up stupidly late finishing writing assignments to bring in the dollar I can't help but feel I have screwed this up and that my 'check me out I don't do #ads, isn't my account special?!' position is fucking daft when I am a mum of two, soon to be three kids, with bills and a long-term ambition for a house with a bath. At the same time, I really don't want my account to change, or for you all to hate the first whiff of me 'monetising' posts. At present my usual polite-piss-off response is still being sent to brands but I no longer feel confident that I am doing the 'right' thing. In short, I am torn. So, Insta family, I want to hear it. What would YOU do? To #ad or not to #ad, that is the question. I am all ears.
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