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The Alternative Social Detox | Who You Should Follow

It's the new year. It's time to get your affairs in order.

The term 'digital detox' is thrown around a lot, and is used in reference to taking a break from social media. But as a blogger, it's pretty hard to take a break from social media, unless we're all doing it. 
This is why the Christmas holidays were very much needed. We all seem to have taken a much deserved break and come back with a whirlwind of creative ideas that we're ready to apply. 

But let's just stop and think for a minute. With Instagram algorithm ruining most of our lives, I feel like we should think about the people we engage with most on Instagram.
I only follow around 500 people on Instagram, and even with such a small number, I still don't see my favourite bloggers content. 

With this knowledge, I'm taking it upon myself to have a social detox. I'm going to be brutal and unfollow those people who don't provide anything new with their content. The ones that don't engage. Because for me, engagement is key. I have some really good days on Instagram. But on other days, all my followers may as well be ghosts. 

We all have those 'Instagram unfollower' apps and by unfollowing a lot of people, I know in turn I'm going to be losing a lot of followers. However, I feel that if someone really enjoyed my content, it shouldn't be a 'follow for follow' kind of scenario. I only want people to follow me who enjoy my content, who want to engage with me, who want to see what I'm up to, and most importantly - people who actually care. 

With that in mind, there are a few people who I would always stay loyal to on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc. 
If you're feeling completely uninspired by your Instagram timeline, then take my word for it and follow these people: 

The Trendsetters

I couldn't write this post without including Liv. I'm one of those people that makes assumptions of peoples personalities, based on what they post on the internet. It's usually a negative assumption and I'm always proven wrong whenever I meet them. But Liv has to be one of the only bloggers who gave me a positive impression both on the internet and in real life. She is one of the most humble and kind people alive, and creates awesome, ORIGINAL content. Whilst we all get down on the numbers and comparing ourselves to others, Liv always comes through and creates content that's worth reading and actually provides something. 

I couldn't write this post without including Liv. I'm one of those people that makes assumptions of peoples personalities, based on what they post on the internet. It's usually a negative assumption and I'm always proven wrong whenever I meet them. But Liv has to be one of the only bloggers who gave me a positive impression both on the internet and in real life. She is one of the most humble and kind people alive, and creates awesome, ORIGINAL content. Whilst we all get down on the numbers and comparing ourselves to others, Liv always comes through and creates content that's worth reading and actually provides something. 

I'm absolutely gutted that Jordan and I have been following each other for probably 3 years, and still haven't met. His feed will provide you with all the rustic vibes you need. Whilst some people with Instagram themes seem forced, Jordan makes his feed seem effortless, just as if his life is very warm and rustic all the time. This is definitely a must-follow for men, but even as a woman, I always find myself being in envy of his latest purchases and pursuits. 

I'm absolutely gutted that Jordan and I have been following each other for probably 3 years, and still haven't met. His feed will provide you with all the rustic vibes you need. Whilst some people with Instagram themes seem forced, Jordan makes his feed seem effortless, just as if his life is very warm and rustic all the time. This is definitely a must-follow for men, but even as a woman, I always find myself being in envy of his latest purchases and pursuits. 

Rachel is someone I only followed in 2016. And as you can see, she's not exactly a 'big' blogger, but I have no idea why. Her content is some of the best out there. You will be in complete envy of the sweetest pink berets and oversized sunnies. Watch out 2017, because this blogger is going to make it big time. 

Rachel is someone I only followed in 2016. And as you can see, she's not exactly a 'big' blogger, but I have no idea why. Her content is some of the best out there. You will be in complete envy of the sweetest pink berets and oversized sunnies. Watch out 2017, because this blogger is going to make it big time. 

 

The OGs

My two favourite old school bloggers, that I have been following since the beginning of time are Claire and Jenn. If you're a YouTube fan, then go subscribe to them. They inspire me every single day. Every time I watch one of Claire's videos, I just want to get up and create. As for Jenn, I don't think there is a human more beautiful than her. 

My two favourite old school bloggers, that I have been following since the beginning of time are Claire and Jenn. If you're a YouTube fan, then go subscribe to them. They inspire me every single day. Every time I watch one of Claire's videos, I just want to get up and create. As for Jenn, I don't think there is a human more beautiful than her. 

The Creatives

These two accounts aren't bloggers but are a must-follow if you are creative in any way. First is Visual Country. If you didn't know, then I create a few stop-motion animations, and Visual Country set the perfection bar. They're exactly what I strive to achieve when creating content and they are a constant source of creativity. 

These two accounts aren't bloggers but are a must-follow if you are creative in any way. First is Visual Country. If you didn't know, then I create a few stop-motion animations, and Visual Country set the perfection bar. They're exactly what I strive to achieve when creating content and they are a constant source of creativity. 

Caity is a babe. The End. No but seriously, this lady creates the most incredible pictures ever. She shoots mostly on film and the outcome is so beautiful it's unreal. Please take a scroll through her page and also listen to her Soundcloud! What a voice. 

Caity is a babe. The End. No but seriously, this lady creates the most incredible pictures ever. She shoots mostly on film and the outcome is so beautiful it's unreal. Please take a scroll through her page and also listen to her Soundcloud! What a voice. 

So that's it from me. I'm off to have a much needed Instagram clearout. Let me know in the comments who your favourite people to follow are!