Let’s get personal!
The idea of combining my accounts has been wrapped around my head for a few months. I’ve thought long enough and decided…why the heck not?
When I first created Starry-Eyed Style, posting make up related content was pretty much my only priority. About a year later, I discovered that I enjoy posting and writing about other things that are not so beauty related. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll never stop sharing beauty posts, but including other topics has allowed me to create so much more content that my followers on my personal account may appreciate too.
I realized I needed to combine the two when "which account should I post this on?" became a question.
MY WEBSITE –
This whole concept of “having enough followers” and “posting enough content” is a little too stressful to think about. Here’s my dilemma. Do I care about how many IG followers I have? Not really. But I do care about my readers. My website has always and will always be my main priority when it comes to blogging. Maybe this is just me, but the title “blogger” goes way beyond just a cute instagram feed. My written content is what truly makes me unique and is the platform I've chosen to share and express myself the most.
Because I care so much about my site’s page views (readers), I’m pretty much forced to promote the website on instagram as much as I can. My personal IG just happens to have way more potential for that.
More followers = More potential readers
Looking back at my blog’s instagram page '@starryeyedstyle' makes me think about how much time I’ve wasted posting “fluff.” I’ve been freaking out about not having enough content and spent way too much time worried that people would forget about the page itself. I've been living in this fear that without enough content, my followers will start to disappear and with that...less readers
Because my personal page has a larger outreach, I won't worry so much about posting (fluff ) to remind people that my page still exists. I'm ready to make my brand a little more authentic (& personal!)
At the end of the day, I’d rather completely eliminate the blog IG page (and the stress that comes along with it) because a lot of my readers are my own friends and family who already follow my personal page anyway.
What is fluff? this sh*t right here.
PUTTING MYSELF OUT THERE –
Fully putting my blog out there has been a major fear of mine because I’m always scared of what people will think. And by people I mean those who don’t necessarily have an interest in anything beauty or fashion related. Going back to the idea that my blog is about me, I’ve come to the conclusion that if I end up losing some followers on my personal account, I’m totally okay with that. This blog is part of who I am and if people don't care to see that, it's not the end of the world for me. If I want my blog to grow, I need to take the next step in fully putting myself out there.
So there ya have it!
I can't wait to keep sharing my content with you guys on my personal page (@danniponce) and hope this doesn’t annoy anyone too much. There’s more to life than just a damn instagram page anyway!