Saturday, 16 November 2013

A Private Problem.


You probably won't have noticed, but I recently changed myself to private on instagram. I didn't do this to make myself look mysterious, in fact, I had never really considered it until Friday evening. Yet something happened which made me feel like I was no longer choosing who could see my life. I guess it sounds silly worrying about privacy when I write a rather public blog, but for me, I needed to do it. 

As you can see, I post some really gripping stuff on instagram.
It's strange, isn't it? I've really put myself out there with this blog. I'd like to believe that what you read is a true version of myself, not someone I have made up so loads of people like me. I feel that I have made some really strong friendships with other bloggers and I'm sure that I'm friends with real people, and not some 'amplified' version of themselves. Yet, despite this openness - inviting you into my life, and the lives of those closest to me - I had to privatise instagram. 

I don't really want to go into huge detail on here, as I'm really not sure who is reading this. But I just wanted to bring up the subject. It's quite silly really, I mean, I mostly post pictures of my not-so-glorious face or food. Not even exciting food, my last food-related snap was a bag of Quavers! I do love using instagram and seeing everyone's photos, so I'm hoping that it doesn't put people off from connecting with me. Maybe one day I'll be able to go pubic again...


Have you ever been in a situation like this? How much do you share?

Chelsea xo

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8 comments

  1. I think that you have to do whatever makes you (and your family) feel safe. Hope you're okay xx

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    1. Thanks Angela, it's definitely something I need to try and make work for us as a family. Technology is so baffling sometimes! We're all okay, I'm probably just being a worry pot! xx

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  2. I've had my instagram on private since I got it, and I love that I can control who can follow me and who can't, I don't mean that to sound mean but there's just some people you don't want seeing everything! I totally understand! x

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    1. This is so true, I wish I had done this. I don't think you can make someone unfollow you on their without blocking them, and I cba with that aggro! x

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  3. I question privacy a lot, I work in healthcare with people I dont particularly want following me on social media, I have certain measures in place to make it harder to find me online but people from work have since found me on twitter, my blog, instagram etc. and I've found it really hard as I didnt want them following any- they didn't take it particularly well when I blocked them all ( didnt know people could see they were blocked on twitter)!

    x

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    1. Oh yes, I can definitely see where you're coming from!

      I need to teach myself to step away from twitter when I get wound up over something for the sake of professionalism
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  4. It's a really tricky one isnt it? I have two of everything - one just for me and one for the world to see.
    Whatever happened I hope you're okely dokely.
    M x

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    1. Thank you, it's nothing major I'm just trying to be more in control with things! xx

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