I love Instagram, really I do. I’m not necessarily a fan of the new algorithm, but hey, it is what it is. Lately though, I along with several other Instagrammers have noticed an uptick in a rather irritating trend…
I have an app that tracks my Instagram stats because as I said Friday, while I make it a point not to obsess, I do like to keep track of what’s going on in regard to my numbers. For whatever reason, recently there has been a high number of individuals (as in several a day) who follow an account and then if you happen to follow back they unfollow directly thereafter.
I only follow an account if I truly like it; something about it interests and or engages me. Hence, if I follow, or in this case, follow back it is because I like what I see. Do you know what I don’t like? Blatant rudeness and disrespect. I do not tolerate it in my real life so I’m most certainly not going to tolerate it in my online life. I do not take sh*t from people that I know so taking it from people that I have never met just ain’t happenin’. I don’t care how beautiful or inspiring you or your feed is, if you’re an a**hole then the beauty is irrelevant and all that is left is ugly.
Remember last year’s post when I tracked down and called out a blog troll? Well, along a similar vein, that’s how I’ve started dealing with accounts that play this nasty game (and some will do it repeatedly). When it happens, I very briefly call them out in the comments of their most recent post. And then I block the account. Done and done. Do they in all likelihood delete the comment? Sure. Did it make them stop and think for a hot second? Maybe, maybe not. The thing is, people need to be held accountable for their behavior. Even if that accountability is a brief delete-able comment from a complete stranger.
Am I being petty? Perhaps. But guess what? I don’t care. Now more than ever it is so very important that we all make an effort to be better to people; to treat others with kindness, or at the very least with respect. And that includes our interactions in the cyber world.
I know, some might think that this outfit is all about the leopard coat. And yep, it is pretty fabulous. But what I’m loving as of late is the look of a lace cami layered over a basic tee shirt. It’s my new favorite cool girl layering trick. Not that it’s particularly new, but it’s new to me. And I really like the look of it. It’s a similar riff to layering a slip dress over a tee, which I’m also loving. It’s all casual here paired with denim, but it works just as well with a skirt or a pair of dress pants. This particular lace cami is from AE and it’s currently on clearance for under $12. It’s soft, comfortable and perfect for layering so check it out if you’re thinking this is something you might want to try.
Layer a lace cami over a basic tee. Try it, you might like it…
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