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Update – thoughts and my life in general

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I thought it would be good to write some things down, some of my thoughts lately. I usually forget to share my thoughts on blog but I absolutely love to read these type of posts on other blogs. I’ll try to write these posts every few months, because I usually have strong opinions on some topics so it would be good to write them down in these type of posts. Let’s start!

Instagram! I’m totally off instagram, I have to be honest. I don’t scroll through my feed anymore, it’s just so annoying to me. I have to force myself to upload new photo at least once a week to stay relevant, but it doesn’t bring me joy like it used to. I don’t know why, but instagram doesn’t do it for me anymore. It used to be my favorite social media site, well the only one I used pretty much but it’s over now. I hope I’ll get back into it, but my hate relationship with instagram is going three months strong, so we’ll see.

While we are on topic of Instagram, I got rid off all instagram pods. I used to be part of 5 insta pods, but I left all of them. When you think about it, who cares about likes or comments on photos. Does it make my day better? No, not really, so why do I need to be part of those insta pods that are pretty much lame if you think about it. People are forced to comment and like your photos because you do the same for them. I don’t want to like a photo that I find ugly, I’m sorry, but not sorry you feel me? Isn’t “like” option there so you can show support to someone that gave you some sort of inspiration or you just like the way photo looks? When I left all insta pods my likes and comment went super down, because those people are not all of the sudden interested in my feed. Do you see my point?

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Let’s talk about blogging world a little bit! I saw many bloggers ranting about engagement and views part of blogging. Can’t agree more, it’s just a dry period I suppose. My views dropped so badly, like it’s a bit embarrassing. It makes you feel a bit weird, because you are giving your best but there is not engagement like it used to be. Still I don’t mind it too much, people are gonna read what they like. I thought summer is the time of year when everyone reads blogs more, but looks like everyone went to youtube.

Summer in Bosnia is so weird. We legit have days when it’s 14 degrees and next day it is 32 degrees. It’s so on and off, it’s making me go crazy. It’s raining every freaking day, like is this even summer? Still didn’t decide on my summer holiday, I don’t think I’ll go anywhere to be honest. I might go to sea side for like 5 days, just to get some sun and swim a little bit, because I love swimming so much.

I’ve been reviewing many products on my blog lately. I feel like it’s getting too much, so I have to slow down with reviews but what can I do when those posts are the ones people always ask for. Also I’ve been trying many new products, shopping addiction is real you guys. I’ll try to switch up blog content more, but I don’t know I like reviewing products and whole process of testing new things.

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I realized that I’m an addict. I’ll try to explain it, but I’m not sure will it work well. Let’s say it like this I have addictive personality. That means that I get addicted to certain things and behaviours. For example I’ve been addicted to The Weeknd’s music for last 4 years of my life and I still am. I have the same breakfast every freaking day and I’m still not tired of it. I get addicted to working out to the point it starts hurting me emotionally. I’m addicted to researching conspiracy theories, I know so much about the “secret” world that most people would think that I’m insane. When you have addictive personality and you are curious in everything you suffer because your mind is working full time thinking about stuff that’s happening in world and honestly it’s not worth it. It’s good to be educated and informed, but sometimes price is too high to pay. I basically turn everything into addiction, believe me!

Everyone knows that I’m a bag addict also. My collection is just not normal, like I can’t possibly wear all of those bags at the same time. Still this month I got two new bags and spend so much money on them, like I could actually go on proper vacation with that money. Did I make right decision to spend so much on bags? At time it felt right, but now I’m regretting decisions I made. Like I love both bags, as a bag addict my heart is full of love for them haha. But let’s just say it like this, I could live without one of them.

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I had giveaway on my Instagram a week ago and it was complete fail. I gave away 30 euro gift card and only 4 people entered. Like are you joking me? It honestly hurt me so much, because 30 euros is not a small amount of money, dude it’s 60 in Bosnian money. So yeah I wasted money that I could use for I don’t know whatever. I wasted so much money for something that turned out to be complete fail. I ranted on the whole giveaway disaster in Insta live, that turned out cringey also haha, it was such a good time.

The whole reason why I was so mad for the whole giveaway thing is that people enter all sort of stupid giveaways. I recently saw one giveaway where girl gave away makeup that she doesn’t use any more, like seriously? She gave away lipsticks, powders, blushes that were used??? There were more than 100 entries. One more giveaway I saw, girl gave away eye shadow palette sample. You know those lab samples that come in see through thin plastic, there were 300 entries. Why my giveaway went so poorly if those giveaways were complete hit?

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Alright, I have many other thoughts lately but I’ll stop here. This blog post is already too long. I hope you enjoyed this post even though it’s a bit ranty and definitely too chatty. Thank you for reading. Let me know how are you doing? What’s been happening in your life lately? Have a nice day! xx

44 thoughts on “Update – thoughts and my life in general

  1. Hey, for one, I loved this stream of consciousness-esque post. If you enjoyed it, definitely do it more often so you feel like you’re splitting up your reviews a bit more. I love to hear your thoughts on these things. I haven’t really connected my blog to my “real life” and insta yet, and I’m honestly a bit weary about it. Also, there is definitely a dry spell in engagement lately, which sucks, and I’m totally in the same boat with you. But your blog is amazing, so don’t give up. I love catching you on my reader. I’m sorry that your giveaway didn’t go as planned. Maybe it’s because now people are obsessed with flat lays and getting things? I’m not sure. But you’re right, money is worth much more than used products. I’m going to follow you on instagram, and I’ll definitely engage with you because I am a firm supporter of your content. You’re epic. Keep your chin up. I believe in you.

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  2. Hello, hope the rain cleared today for you in Bosnia. There is no rant at all. There are times where we just need to let it out because we are all human, so it’s all good. I feel you on the giveaway. I had a similar experience last year. I agree engagement has been slow. I have been traveling, and I have had family and friends visit, so it was hard for me to sit down and actually read other’s post. Wishing you a great day! xx

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  3. Telling us your thoughts is good! I like this type of post too. I was very serious about Instagram but it didn’t bring me joy or any goods so I just upload when I want to. And it is not product reviews any more. It is also funny that once I am not forcing myself and start enjoying it, I get more follow and engagement.
    I watched your live on Instagram and I feel your frustration. Sometimes shit happens and we just need to get over it. But I think that girl giveaway used makeup that are from popular brands like people probably see it from the tag or something so it gets more exposure and more people entered it.
    Anyway, let’s forget about those things. Do what you enjoy and good things will come. Have a good day!

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  4. Ahhhh lovely, you rant away, we all need a good rant! Im with you on the Instagram front, its my least favourite too, but earlier this year I decided I was just going to post what I like. I feel better for just doing my own thing. I think views on our blogs are lower because we are all out enjoying the weather, especially here in the UK. I know I have been and am way behind on my blog reading. Its interesting what you say about your giveaway. Im toying with doing one soon but might rethink that one. Its such a shame it didnt work for you! Have a great week lovely xxx

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  5. Loved your post. Like seriously. I mean this is what most of us feel but never say.
    Instagram has become so much of an obsession that i found out that i was spending more time on thinking about it, than my actual job.
    I had to finally put my foot down and not worry about the theme, editing pics all in certain way, etc, etc. and now my life feels so much better!

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  6. Thank you for support and lovely words dear, it means a lot. On point of Instagram I feel like people just scroll through not reading captions on photos so most people miss it, but no one knows for sure. Blogging world is definitely dead lately, seems like engagement is going down every day, but hopefully it will come back up very soon. Thank you for support. xx

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  7. It’s still raining here every day, but we at lest had dry day yesterday, it was lovely Sunday. Giveaways never go as planned, but I think I’ll take a long break of doing giveaways. Hopefully blogging will get better and engagement will grow soon, because it’s hard to work on post when no one reads it. Thank you, hope you’ll have awesome day also. xx

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  8. Yeah, I love these posts also, it makes you bond better with person behind the blog. Also sometimes you really relate to the person, so you understand better their posts and content. I feel like with Instagram you either love it or you hate it. I used to be addicted to Insta and uploading daily, but now I’m not into it at all, or any social media for that matter. I still love Insta stories, that’s the only part of Insta I enjoy haha. Thank you. xx

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  9. I love reading thoughts and updates on other blogs so wanted to do one myself and I have to admit I love how it turned out, it’s chatty, shows my personality just enough and it’s real. I’m jealous of weather in UK, here it’s raining every day. On the topic of giveaway I did 3 and every single one flopped, there was no engagement at all so I’ll just stop doing them, it’s not worth it for me. But who knows maybe your giveaway will do great, you can’t know unless you try. I gave it a go three times and I know it doesn’t work for me. Have a great week also. xx

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  10. Thank you. You are either addicted to Instagram, or you don’t care at all. You either love it or you hate it, there is no in between. I use to be addicted to Insta posting every day, but oh boy did my feeling change. xx

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  11. I can feel you girl!!! Even I’m addicted to insta and now i feel like I dont enjouy going through the feed and I don’t even check my friend’s stories. Every three days I will be like Do I have any new pic to upload or should I dress up and click some new selfies and then selecting out of 50 selfies…There was one time when I actually liked to do such things…it was like “If you don’t do, you will die” kind of situation but now, to be honest I feel like this is just some wastage of time. Anyway, I really liked this post of yours!!

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  12. I have the same thoughts about Insagram, it just feels pointless. It used to be so fun, but now it just feels like you are wasting energy interacting and it feels more of a force rather enjoyment. Thank you. xx

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  13. I totally get the whole love/hate relationship with Instagram thing. I had a period where I would hate opening my Instagram- it would be so much pressure and my feed wa snot interesting to me anymore. I made a mental note to only follow people who’s content I was genuinely interested in and that definitely helped a lot! xx
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  14. Love this!! I totally agree with what you said on instapods, I wouldn’t want someone to like or comment on my posts if they don’t want to. Anyhow, I really enjoy reading your product reviews but I would love to see more makeup looks and more posts that talk about you, as a person [like this one basically]. I am so sorry that your giveaway was a fail, I personally didn’t enter it because I don’t live in Europe and maybe that’s the case for most of your followers? I don’t know really :/

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  15. I really appreciate your honesty on these topics!! Ok first- how neat that you are from Bosnia! I don’t know anyone from there, so I’d love to learn more what it’s like there. Second- I FEEL you on Instagram. It all feels so strange. I actually barely ever use my personal Instagram, but I have a food Instagram that I still have that initial joy using! I basically only follow other food bloggers and it is a great way to find good eats in the area- it’s a blast and takes away the comparison game. Nice to meet you, glad to have found your blog and can’t wait to follow along!

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  16. I feel like we just get bored with apps that we use daily. Also Instagram has been changing a lot lately, so everyone is just tired of them changing their rules. Also I felt like my feed was the same for days, everyone was doing the same photos and I just got off it. xx

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  17. I get so confused with what to post. Because people are always sending me messages on Insta which products I have to review and I just can’t keep up, it gets a bit too much. There will be more makeup looks to come, I’ll do some summer inspired makeup looks. I also want to include more of these personal type of posts, but I usually can’t fit all of them when I’m preparing posts for the month. What I couldn’t understand is that my giveaway was International, that it was only for Bosnia I feel like it would be fail, but even this International one completely flopped. I just gave up on whole giveaway thing, it just doesn’t work for me I guess. Thank you. xx

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  18. Thank you. I’m glad to be the first person from Bosnia you get to know. Instagram is so strange definitely, because you either love it or hate it. I used to be obsessed with Instagram so much that I would spend more than 3 hours every day on it, but now I don’t think I spend even 10 minutes. It’s love or hate relationship with Instagram, some people love it but then there is people who can’t stand Instagram and all buzz around it. xx

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  19. Really liked this post to get to know your situation and thoughts. Bosnia weather is crazy i am amazed. If you need sun come to Pakistan😉😉 where sun is crazily brighten up lol. Instagram was also my favorite social media but not anymore like i still use it but not a fan now. Lastly that’s sad part about your giveaway failure but cheer up and keep up the good work. Sometimes life treat us this way. Better of luck next time👍👍

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  20. Thank you. We used to have beautiful hot summers, but this year it’s just insane. We just had insane storm here, I don’t remember we had such a bad weather ever. With Instagram you either love it or you hate it. I think it’s hard to get together with Instagram, it’s changing all the time. I’m also like you, I post new photo here and there just to stay relevant and keep my profile up to date. xx

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  21. Hey, we all need to have a good rant sometimes! I also have a love/hate relationship with Instagram, so I can relate… Well, it’s really have become an addiction. And I can really relate to having an addiction to listening to The Weeknd 24/7 (OMG, isn’t he amazing!?!) I’m so sorry about your giveaway being an epic fail. I thought that if it was international, everyone would enter, but that came as a total shock to me. I can’t wait to read more posts like this, it’s good every now & then to talk about something else other than what we normally would post. Hope you’re having a great day hun!!! 💖

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  22. Instagram Instagram Instagram!! Omw! I totally know how you feel about it. Engagements are so low and Instagram overall puts so much pressure on us! But I think you should come back soon💕
    We all put so much work on our blogs and it’s so heartbreaking when you look at your stats and there are only 5% of the people who follow you who viewed. Worst of all when NO ONE comments😓. But hey we have to keep reminding ourselves that we are doing this for ourselves 💫
    I’m also an addict hey, I’m so addicted to learning and researching. It’s a good and bad kind of addiction.
    And I’m so sorry about your giveaway 💔
    This is a beautiful post and I hope things get better💖

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  23. After writing this post I definitely understood that it’s good to write everything down, because I feel so much better now, not hiding anything and showing my true self on the blog. It looks like everyone has the same problem with Instagram, most people use it because they are forced to because of blog. Gotta love The Weeknd, he is the best artist out there. I had two giveaways for Bosnia only and they weren’t that great, but I really thought that this International one would be much more better but it turned out worse then those two. xx

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  24. It’s getting worse by day in blogging world, it looks like people are getting off blogging and heading over to you tube. I really hope it will get back as it used to be a year ago because it’s so discouraging. It’s ok to post for ourself, but if no one reads where is the point. I don’t know how I feel about it, I still believe in blogging and I’ll continue to write for myself and anyone that reads. Thank you for support lovely, have a great rest of week. xx

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  25. I love personal posts like this! I do agree that engagement lately has been really low! It’s definitely part of why I wanted to take a break, it’s a bit disheartening putting so much into a post, and nothing really happening with it.
    Instagram has been getting annoying for me as well. I hardly go on it.

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  26. Personal posts are honestly so interesting to read, it’s like getting a peek under a blog’s hood – so definitely keep writing them! I definitely agree with some of these issues: instagram? i’m totally off that tbh. Blog engagement? I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been as active as I could have been, but my blog engagement has massively dipped too. So annoying! xx

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  27. I feel like it’s getting worse by day, I don’t understand why. I thought that things would be better since winter dry period, but it’s not getting there. Let’s hope it will pick up, because putting effort and making blog posts is pointless if no one reads. xx

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  28. I also love reading personal posts, those are always so interesting, the same as with favorites posts. Instagram is so dry lately, nothing inspirational there so I’m totally off it. Every blogger said the same thing about blog engagement, it seems we all have the same problem though. xx

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  29. I totally agree with you. Everyone seems to have a problem with Instagram, and yes, I see a lot of bloggers & YouTubers needing social media to stay relevant. I had the same problem with Facebook just last year because of the same exact problem: addiction. But I’m learning every single day to not rely on using my phone, only using it when needed. 💖

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  30. Definitely don’t get discouraged about Instagram and blog engagement! It definitely comes and goes in waves, so keep producing your amazing content without getting caught up on the numbers. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about important topics with such honesty and I am wishing you all the best! Xx

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  31. I’m trying to, still working hard on something without getting nowhere is very discouraging. But I’m not giving up on it still, I’m still motivated to keep going. xx

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  32. I love personal posts like this, and your product review posts are always so good. I look forward to your posts, generally! x Wow, I totally get what you mean about Instagram. I don’t like the follow/unfollow stuff either!! Ugh, so annoying! At first, it made me sad, but now I’m just like, hey I’m just gonna post what makes me happy. Usually, I’ll post maybe like 2-3 times a week or less sometimes.

    Thanks for sharing this, hon. ❤ I enjoyed reading this!

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  33. Me too, personal posts are the most interesting to read. Instagram slowly became the most hard social media to keep interested in, because it’s changing all the time. Also all of those apps for gaining followers give you every day new followers, but take them after 24 hours, because that’s how algorithm works. xx

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  34. Not sure is it a dry period or something worse, because it’s been going down since last year. It looks that people don’t want to read posts any more, everyone prefers videos because they are easier. xx

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  35. Firstly, I can relate with the whole low engagement situation. I just honestly don’t overthink it anymore, I am not that active on my instagram and I don’t force it – I post when I can and want and ignore the numbers. With blogging, because getting posts up are time consuming, it is definitely sad that we don’t get the feedback and appreciation we want. I definitely agree that more people are turning to YouTube – even I am guilty of this during busy times, I just put it on in the background when doing work, but I definitely want to engage more with other bloggers. I love your reviews so if you want to continue doing them, go for it as I am sure a lot of your followers love them too.

    It is a shame it isn’t as sunny as you’d like where you live – it is so hot and humid in England at the moment, I love it and hate it to be honest, but I am trying to appreciate it as we always have bad summers. I am sorry to hear that not many people entered your giveaway, I have barely been on Instagram recently due to end of term work and didn’t see it. But it is so kind of you to contribute your own money into it! (:

    It was nice to read a more personal post and hear your current thoughts. x

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  36. You couldn’t say it better for blogging engagement. People are like “it doesn’t matter that much people don’t read blog now, we need to upload still because we love it”. I mean yes we love blogging, but it’s so annoying when you spend 4 hours making blog post and taking photos, editing and making sure everything is perfect and no one reads the blog post. It makes you feel not appreciated enough and it’s hard to stay motivated. Instagram is just gone in my opinion, they are slowly going down and they know it, that’s why they have so many upgrades now. I’m glad that you guys have good weather in England, you deserve it after all the rain. xx

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  37. Can totally relate to Instagram and def need to do a detox soon! I feel the same with the blogging engagement, seems that there is less engagement and I’m getting a fewer number of likes and views. Prob just a busy summer month. Ah The Weeknd, addicted as well. Glad to read post like these from you since I can totally relate 🙂

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