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  1. I LOVE THIS!!!! I was also in a similar boat. I got soo greedy with numbers that I gave into doing a mass amount of giveaways and did not want to stop. It felt like the only way and till this day I am still trying to rebuild myself from it all. Keep up the authenticity babe, we will be here for awhile 😉

    1. Thanks huyen! im so proud of you from starting over (: your engagement has been so good lately! and im really loving your new feed. wish we lived near each other so we can shoot for each other <3

  2. Couldn’t agree more thy! So relatable and happy that bloggers like you speak out about it!! Thanks for constantly inspiring me!!! 2018 will be filled with happiness for sure 🙂

  3. I really enjoyed reading this post thy!! I felt the same way! What helps me is remembering at the end of the day we’re already so lucky to get to post about what we love and have people listen! Keep on posting your amazing content!! You’re of my faves!!


    Brittney
    Missxbo.com

  4. Thank you for sharing! I felt the exact same way and it’s extremely discouraging. I’ve been apart of so many pods, but I feel like they still don’t help. Doing giveaways are helpful, but they are expensive. We just need to constantly remind ourselves to post content we like as well as making sure we are having fun! Growing takes time, but we will all eventually get there! 🙂

    1. thanks for always being my support person michelle <3 love you! and all your hard work will soon pay off as well! keep it up!

  5. This was one of the most realest posts I’ve read in a while. You literally spoke all the truths about how IG and becoming obsessed with numbers can end up destroying the very thing you love. This post really resonated with me and I’m happy to see you not only be so open about it, but to vow to stay true to yourself in 2018 🙂 love you!

    Diana | http://thechicdiary.com

    1. thanks diana! love you!!! The one thing that I’m so happy i got out of instagram was meeting you! through these changes of IG algorithm, im so glad we still support each other (:

  6. So interesting to read Thy. I’ve loved connecting with you through Instagram. I know it has gotten me down over the past year too. I can’t control how the posts are shown and it drives me crazy, but I feel better when I just get on with it and share what I love without adding pressure by comparing my old engagement or the engagement that another account may get. You always come across as happy on Insta if that helps.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

    1. Well said Jenelle! my thoughts exactly. I can’t control the situation but better to adapt with it. Thanks for read love <3 and keep up the great work! I absolutely love your work. (:

  7. Hi Thy, I am one of your ‘quiet’ followers but I just would like you know. I know exactly how you feel. I went through all these stages and thought a lot to stop but when I am make a styling or looking to set up a cute flatlay and it works out for me i feel so good and that is the reason i still do it. Thank you for these honest words❤

    1. Hi Ellen! thanks so much for reading. I’m glad so many people feel the same as I do & I’m glad we have such a supportive community on IG. Keep up the great work Ellen & never give up on your passion! <3

  8. Like many others, I really resonated with this post. Comment pods drain the life out of me as well. It is so easy to get caught up in the social media madness. Thank you for sharing this! One thing I’ve been trying to do is to stop stressing about whether a photo I love matches my feed or not and to just post it if I love it.

    ephemeralfox.com

  9. Loved loved loved reading this raw and honest blog post, Thy! <3 I know so many people who wouldn't be as courageous enough to share the true reality behind being a typical influencer/Instagrammer, so I commend you for your bravery 🙂 You told your story so well and so many people respect you for speaking the truth, including me! I'll always be here supporting you!

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