Blogging or Instagramming

Happy Wednesday lovelies,
Today's post is going to be little different. Have you ever questioned yourself whether it's still worth putting so much effort into blogging when you can just post on Instagram where more people can see what you want to say or what you want to show? Well, couple of weeks ago, this question came to my mind and made me slow down blogging. I kinda lost motivation, and I needed some time to think about the reasons I was blogging. Honestly, this is first time I was not sure it was worth my time to blog when I could (with less time and effort) keep instagramming and communicating with my over 145 000 Insta-friends. 
San Diego, California , last summer

But after few weeks, when I missed blogging and missed checking out all of your blogs, I realised that blogging is my passion, and no matter how popular Instagram becomes and no matter how many followers I will have, it will never replace blogging simply because this blog is like my baby, I created and it belongs to me. 
Don't take me wrong, there is nothing wrong about instagramming, but for me, it's completely different from blogging __ posting on Instagram is like being in public, while writing on my blog is like being home. 

What keeps you motivated about blogging? Share with me in the comments below and have a fabulous day. 

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  1. Yeah I agree that blogging and instagram is super different! Too true that I can't let either go :)

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  2. I've actually come across a write up like this somewhere though I can't remember and I will say, no matter how much of instagramming one does, if you're passionate about writing, then it will be hard to let go of blogging. Secondly, I would mention that blogging is creation that comes from you even though one may see the same topics in a million and one places, the difference is the creativity behind it and so it has a personal attachment to you and if it disappears it's like a part of you just died. I learnt this when I was being trained as a child educator. The attachment children hold to the things they make or draw is borne out of their creative minds and what they see at that time. It's the same for we adults. I hope this helps

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  3. Even I am confused, as I put in great efforts in my blog day and night while I see some people only instagramming and getting more popular and getting paid higher...! But as far as I am concerned, I just cant leave blogging...I just love penning down my thoughts... ! Great Post hun..
    Kisses, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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    1. I agree , Neha. Me too, I realised, I can't stop blogging.

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  4. I basically have been concentrating on only blogging and Instagraming. You are right, Nina, Instagram as much as I love it is not the same as blogging. My blog feels like my safe, personal haven while Instagram is more out there. The way I got my blogging passion back is by scaling down my commitment and quit chasing stats. Now I'm having fun with it again.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Me too, I have stopped checking out the stats of my blog, a few months ago. I even cut down the ads and affiliate links in my posts. Just like you, Shireen, I just want to enjoy blogging.

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  5. I see what you say Nina. Both the platforms are soo different. Instagram , you can present what you wan to say but I feel, in my Blog I can say it openly. Explain my words, present them in the way I want. Getting a following in Insta makes you feel you are visible in the word but while Blogging, It is different. You might not have so many subscribers, still you write coz you love to write.
    Happy Blogging :)
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/03/08/spring-is-coming/

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    1. You are absolutely right, Vaishali.

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  6. Love this post! I've definitely slowed down my blogging frequency, and upped my instagram posting which has made life so much easier. But I know I'd miss blogging if I let it go completely. Balancing is key, and you get the best of both worlds <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. I don't even have an Instagram account, I am still considering whether I should do it... up to now, I like blogging. Surely it's a massive effort, but I like it :) Glad you posted again!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  8. I don't even have an Instagram account, I am still considering whether I should do it... up to now, I like blogging. Surely it's a massive effort, but I like it :) Glad you posted again!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  9. I've only just started instagram so don't have a big following or anything so I'm happy with blogging but its so much more time consuming x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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    1. Yes, it's extremly time-consuming.

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  10. I love that you're talking about this subject. I started blogging because I felt I have something to say and that I can help people when it comes to fashion and I find that by blogging I'm able to do that and Instagram is just an extension of my blog.

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. I know, blogging is a great way to talk about everything we need to talk.

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  11. große Eintrag
    ich beobachte dich
    Bitte beachten Sie mich als Blogger ///

    I follow you #868
    Please, follow me back
    My blog(click)♥

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  12. Both are great! I feel that they are different and both are a great form of expression. =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  13. I love blogging too, but I can definitely see why you questioned this. Instagram is such a powerful medium all on it's own.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. I know, Instagram has become so powerful, hasn't it?

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  14. It's a tough decision. Hope you find the answer you are looking for
    -Kate
    http://www.katekoutures.com/

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  15. I love Instagram and I love blogging, but I think blogging will always be my favorite because it is my creative space and I have more freedom to share my creativity side. Thanks for sharing this!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  16. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I get those feeling sometimes too. I have taken little breaks here and there and always am ready to come back.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  17. Instagram is fun but I never seem to post on it! If you're really into photography I could see why Instagram could be a better bet, but blogging would always have a special place :)

    Beauty From Katie

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  18. It's easy to share to followers on IG but I think blogging is more personal. :)

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  19. These are two different things, blogging is something I love and will continue to do it no matter what. Posting on instagram is a fun process as well, but not as much as putting a nice content in the blog and sharing reviews and opinions about products. Great post :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  20. Great post! I think I defintely take breaks every now and then and there are times when I use one platform over another. But I do miss blogging when I take blogging breaks so I feel like I'll always come back to blogging! x

    TOUCHOFGS // BLOGLOVIN 

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  21. I feel exactly like you! I couldn't stop blogging!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  22. I agree they are so different but I find both can really complement each other! I feel like blogging is more for me as I have an opportunity to write more and produce more quality content but Instagram can be fun too!
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

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  23. Definitely both of them is so hard to stop with one...
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: TOUS MEDALLIONS | MIX & MATCH + EMBROIDERED JACKET

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  24. It's so hard to maintain a blogging schedule sometimes. Blogging is hard work and sometimes you need to put it aside for a sec. Glad you're back!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  25. Balance is key- I think you have to find the right niche for you; which might mean a mix of both!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  26. That's so very true, it does feel more like home with blogging and in public with Instagram because of the huge reach. It's also very different in the sense that you hold people's attention longer on a blog post, so you can also create a stronger relationship with your readers in a sense. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  27. Wonderful and perfect! I follow you blog, please follow me too. http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  28. I have never really been able to get into Instagram, and I really have tried!! It takes some getting used to methinks... - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  29. I prefer blogging, to me IG is just a social network where I share something I have blogged about plus something more, but writing a post is much better than posting a pic. My two cents. Lovely post, kisses


    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  30. I agree, blogging and instagramming are really two separate things. It took me some time realize that Instagram very rarely referred traffic to my blog, like other social media, so to do anything on Instagram, really was separate. But, I enjoy both equally, for different reasons!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  31. Blogging is always best. I prefer blogs instead of Instagram.

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  32. Great post, I totally relate to this too. I could never give up my blog even though it is so much hard work to post compared to Instagram. You are right when you say your blog is like your home! Have a great weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  33. I love blogging bc it allows me to give more detail about something & style tips. If I just love a piece, I will probably post it on Instagram, but if I have something to say about a trend or what I'm wearing I will turn it into a blog post

    michellespaige.com

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  34. Hi Nina! Great post! I absolutely agree our blogging is like our baby:) Insta is awesome but we don't have total control over it. Well I hope that you are having a wonderful week! Well wishes to you

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  35. I love that you found you missed blogging. I think you're right; blogging and Instagramming are two different things, that work nicely alongside each other :) Happy to hear you'll keep blogging too!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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  36. Amazing post! Very informative! Thanks for sharing love!
    Happy weekend gorgeous!
    Much love,Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

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  37. Definitely agree - they are such different platforms but I still love the blog as it brings soemthing more special to you :)

    xx
    www.bibigoeschic.com

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  38. I personally see Instagram as an extension of my blog. It allows me to put extra content that otherwise wouldn't have been published on my blog.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  39. They go hand in hand- everyone has their down days, just keep pushing!
    City Style and Living: The Editors Notebook | Instagram

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  40. I like instagram but it's not as in depth as blogging. It's nice to read more about people's day in a blog post than the short little bits of text you get on instagram. I love them both and will probably keeping doing both for a bit longer. Glad you've decided to stick with both too :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  41. I also have this problem, it is so hard to keep up with both and for me Instagram has been a real struggle!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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