March creative burst

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On March 1st I woke up to a huge snowfall and a really strange burst of inspiration to be creative again.

I don’t know if it was the weather or what happened… but after feeling not so motivated in January & February – that morning something shifted. I felt like posting on the blog, snapping photos and even enjoying Instagram again. ✨

I have this love/hate relationship with social media because I really enjoy sharing, connecting and being inspired by like-minded people; but it can also be very overwhelming at times with all the strategies to overcome the algorithms, the automated followers / unfollowers, and the pressure to be part of that game once you go down the rabbit hole of comparison…

So although I felt the urge to be creative that morning, I decided to take it slow and not submerge myself into every project I left on hold.

I first started with Instagram sharing 1-2 pictures everyday: 📷

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I’ve been posting photos taken the same day (or the day before) and trying to focus on the “now”, so I can keep it fresh & simple – and avoid going into ‘overthinking mode’. I feel if I just keep capturing a few moments of my day and build a grid of nice memories, it will help me stay in good terms with IG. 😊

That is what has been going on the past 7 days.

Today I decided to write this post here on the blog and start catching up with WordPress.
Perhaps next week I can start thinking about picking up the camera again and work a bit on my photography. 🙏

For now, here are some more pictures snapped with the phone:

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📱 shot on Nexus 5x
📍 Switzerland

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PS: There’s a really good blog post by Emma Lavelle titled Social Media Authenticity vs Real Life that she wrote 3 days ago and that sums up exactly how I feel. If this is a subject close to your heart as well, I would recommend taking a few minutes to read it.

7 thoughts on “March creative burst”

  1. Glad to see you back, Ines – both on IG and WP. Thanks for that link about social media authenticity, very interesting! I’m amazed at how many people are impressed by the often so obvious non-authenticity, and the word influencer gives me the hives!
    I post pictures that I like, and whether anyone else likes them or not is up to them. I don’t even think about what anyone else thinks of what I post 🙂 . I’ve always been doing “this photography thing” for my own pleasure and amusement, and I hope other people can get there, too.

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    1. Thanks Kiki 🙂 I’m glad you found the article interesting. I also often think that I’m part of a minority that views social media that way, but lately I’ve been discovering more and more people expressing similar feelings. It’s comforting in a way, like finally finding the right tribe (if it makes sense). It’s so much more satisfying to be “consuming content” from people that are one the same page.
      I unfortunately always cared a bit too much about what people think and I’ve been working on letting go of that mentality I was brought up in. Right now I feel pretty happy with myself the way I’m posting on IG without thinking twice. ✌🏻 It’s good to be connected with people who do that as well 😉

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  2. Nice to see you back here! 🙂 Gosh, there’s so much snow! My fave is the last pic. I’m almost looking forward to plain old rain again, enough with this snowing already! (We just got some more today)
    Run with the inspiration, it’s normal that it comes and goes I guess! I’m feeling a bit uninspired: would like to create new images but need for winter to end first.
    Ciao and be warm! 🙂

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    1. Thank you 🙂 Yes it snowed so much, but I have to say I really enjoyed it while it lasted! I hope you’ll have some warmer temperatures soon, if I could I would gladly send you some of the rain we have forecast for the next days! Ciao 👋 (PS: I sent you an email 2 days ago, just letting you know in case it went to your spam)

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  3. Beautiful photos! I haven’t been on WordPress for a year and I too have a very love/hate relationship with social media. But I’ve missed blogging and planning to blog again, differently this time. The Dead Flowers Journal wasn’t the sort of blog I wanted to turn out to be. So, it’ll be more photography and less writing about such personal things.
    Nice to see you again!

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    1. Hi! Nice to hear from you 🙂
      It’s funny because when I woke up this morning and checked IG, I saw I had a new follower – so I went to check their account and I thought to myself “this reminds me of someone”. Then I saw the WP notification and read your comment, only to find out it was you. 😃
      I’m happy to hear you’re back and I look forward to seeing what you’ll be posting next!

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