Using Flowers to Fall in Love with Instagram Again

I love Instagram. I have always loved Instagram. Alongside Pinterest it is where my passion truly lays and much of that is due to how photography based they both are as platforms. It is hard to ignore all the talk on social media about Instagram and the algorithm. Of course I have listened, watched and been disheartened by it all. It is time for me to take my Instagram back. It is time for me to get my passion back. I often have flowers in the house and I adore photographing them. Today it hit me; I need to use flowers to fall back in love with Instagram.

I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram.

Loosing the Love of Instagram

Since I decided to take blogging more seriously I have struggled to be happy with my Instagram. I want to find a ‘theme’ and a niche but when my interests and blogging subjects cover a wide variety of topics that is hard. Whilst I enjoy taking picture of my girls (how could I not they are gorgeous; and yes I am bias!) and whilst I enjoy seeing other peoples family photos they aren’t all I like. This is mostly why I don’t want my feed to be all about them. I want to be about all of us, about our lives and the story I choose to tell in the little squares Instagram gives me.


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The last week I have been on a little hunt for some beautiful varied feeds to follow and stalk get inspiration from and there are so many out there. I feel fired up and positive about it all again. I care so much less about the algorithm and I have a plan and a goal, I have focus.

Using Flowers to Fall in Love with Instagram Again

During the summer I was asked to be an ambassador for Bloom & Wild. How could I say no? Their flowers are beyond beautiful. Or at least that is how they look on social media. I had to find out for myself if their letterbox flowers lived up to the pictures. As a user of Photoshop and Lightroom and I am very aware of how things can be ‘filtered’. Well let me very quickly say: The flowers exceeded my expectations (and they were high).

As you can see I have got some beautiful pictures of their flowers so far and I have even more planned.

I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram. I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram. I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram. I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram.

Hubby Helps

As well as Bloom & Wild my Husband is an absolute gem and often buys me flowers. Actually, truth be told he wasn’t too impressed that Bloom & Wild had been in touch as he thought it would take the emphasis off any flowers he bought. But it is hard to over shadow a romantic gesture just when you need a boost in mood.

I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram. I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram.

The best thing about flowers is they are around all year and I don’t actually have to buy them to photograph them. Although the outside flowers may disappear over winter there is still beauty to be found and it isn’t long before the spring time buds start appearing again.

Currently I am concentrating on minimal flat lays and simple bunches but over time I hope to add a few more details and a few general interior and exterior shots. I can see the evolution and improvement of my photos and much of that is because the fire of passion has finally found its way back to me and that is all thanks to flowers.


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Be What You Want To Be

I believe there is a place for everyone on Instagram and before all types of bloggers get upset about it all I don’t care if your photo is a hot mess, an amalgamation of mayhem and dust or beautifully laid out, thought about, heavily edited and verging on ‘false advertising’. Each have their own merit and tell a unique story. I am about to head down the route of the latter and I appreciate that type of photo isn’t for everyone. I want my little squares to showcase my evolution of photography, however my captions will always tell the story of our daily lives, warts and all. I hope you can join me to see how I get on.

I am using flowers to fall back in love with Instagram. Flower photography is reigniting my artistic inspiration and i am sharing it all on Instagram.

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  1. The Mummy Bubble
    September 18, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    What a gorgeous post! I love flowers so much and these are stunning. Your pictures make them all look so pretty. I’m quite new to Insta so not really clear on the algorithm irritation that people have been talking about but like you I love to look at other people’s beautiful feeds. X #bigpinklink

    • Winnettes
      September 18, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      I have been loving Instagram for a few years but it really isn’t the same platform that I first used. Change can be good and in some ways it is much better but in others I find it disheartening in a way I never did before. Time to remember it isn’t that important in life and to have fun again 😉

  2. September 19, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    I adore your Instagram! I especially loved the shot of eyes up with orange petals scattered in your hair – absolutely gorgeous. I am just like you – so many interests – but I don’t want to lose sight of why I’m on Instagram – to photograph things I find beautiful or fun or poignant. So I’m trying to make my photography a little better, but ultimately I’m also trying to look like your gorgeous profile and others that I completely crush on! #bigpinklink

    • Winnettes
      September 19, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much! It is always nice to have such lovely comments. I am by no means an expert but I have started to realise that the more fun I have doing ‘my thing’ the more people like my photos. I think there is a place for everything and, for me, posting too many ‘real life’ shots doesn’t make me happy and I think it shows. On the flip side I follow accounts that I adore that do post that but you can tell they are having fun doing their thing. Just be you, do what you enjoy (sod everyone else) and your passion will shine through X x

  3. September 20, 2017 / 4:23 am

    I love your Insta feed, it always brightens my day! Colorful and fun! #bigpinklink

    • Winnettes
      September 20, 2017 / 11:05 am

      Aw thank you! x

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Aw thank you x

  4. September 20, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Gorgeous pictures – I was really uninterested in instagram until I started this blog. Now I’m really into it! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

  5. September 21, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Oooh i love the prettiness and colour of this post. The flowers are stunning. I am lucky to have two lots of flowers in my house currently as my best mate bought me some and a mum bought me some for face painting at her sons party. I love having flowers in the house. The Bloom and Wild arrangements are special though. My instagram is a mixture of everything with no real theme or style. I use Instagram much more than my Facebook page, twitter or even writing actual blog posts and fear if I tried to style it, I wouldn’t use it as much because it would take more time. I’ve followed you on insta 🙂

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thanks Becky. I’ll go and find your account. I definitely use it more than my blog or anything else but personally styling it has made it more fun again. I am also trying to find more writing time so trying to be more structured with my approach in general. It works some days not others 😉

  6. September 21, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I absolutely adore your Instagram feed. I love flowers, my house feels so blue without them. Gorgeous post. #sharingthebloglove

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Thank you very much. Flowers really do brighten everything up x

  7. September 21, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    What a lovely post. I couldn’t agree more. My Instagram is definitely a mix of all sorts of topics, and I swoon daily over those beautiful accounts with a theme, but alas that will never be me. I change daily as to whether I prefer saturated images or muted tones so I know i’d never be able to stick with a theme for a long period of time! here’s to us mixed up insty accounts keeping it real in those little squares!

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Got to love mixing it up and doing your own thing x

  8. September 22, 2017 / 8:52 am

    I love your Instagram feed hon and I love the way you are using flowers as a theme – you are so lucky to have such a plentiful supply! Thanks for linking this up to #coolmumclub love a bit of Insta inspo xoxo

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:13 am

      Aw thank you. I am trying to keep them out of every photo 😉 but I like them being present. Just need sainsburys to improve their selection now!

  9. September 22, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Your instagram feed is fab, flowers do make for pretty pictures and I wish I was better at taking photos! x
    #fortheloveofblog

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:14 am

      Thank you. It has taken me a long time to get to this point. Flowers have always been something I have some back to. Now I realise that is what I love photographing x

  10. September 22, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Hi, what a lovely post. I love flowers and the pictures are very creative I look forward to seeing more #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you x

  11. September 22, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    The flowers and the photos are gorgeous. I have liked quite a few of your pics on Instagram, they are lovely. You have a lovely hubby too, what a sweetheart buying you flowers x
    #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you! Yes he is very sweet. He often buys them for our daughters too which is adorable x

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Yeah it certainly does this month x

  12. September 24, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Those flowers are beautiful, I love them in your hair so pretty!
    Thanks so much for linking up with #kcacols, we hope you can join us again.

    • Winnettes
      September 25, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Thank you x

  13. September 25, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Gorgeous photos, I’m glad you found your love for Instagram again, it’s a space I’m most happy in (although not 100% happy about my feed!) Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG

  14. September 25, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    I’m so pleased you’re finding your Instagram love again! Although I’ve always loved your feed, but I completely know what you mean. I’ve taken a slightly different approach lately too, and it’s helped me find the love for it again. Sometimes a change can really help to inspire you. I love all your floral pictures lately, Bloom and Wild are fabulous aren’t they? I always love getting a box in the post! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Winnettes
      September 28, 2017 / 9:55 am

      I think it is nice now I have changed my attitude towards it and relaxed too. It is only Instagram after all 😉

  15. September 25, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Florals are great for brightening up a photo and so pretty too, love your Instagram feed! #kcacols

    • Winnettes
      September 28, 2017 / 9:55 am

      Thank you x

  16. September 25, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    You are so lucky to be working with such a lovely brand. Flowers are wonderful and I love your images of them. #coolmumclub

    • Winnettes
      September 28, 2017 / 9:56 am

      Thank you x

  17. September 26, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Love this post! I too have fallen out of love with Instagram and after speaking to some people about the direction I want to go in and them giving me the confidence I hoping to make some changes which will make me love it again. Your feed is always beautiful. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Winnettes
      September 28, 2017 / 9:57 am

      I hope you can enjoy it again. So many people have started to hate it which is such a shame when it used to be such a favourite. I have relaxed my attitude to it and it is so much more fun x

  18. September 28, 2017 / 11:03 am

    Love this post. Flowers are really pretty. I love that one of the flowers in your hair. So beautiful. #KCACOLS

    • Winnettes
      October 4, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you x

  19. September 29, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Your photos are beautiful. I really need to work on my insta but I have no idea what I want to do with it yet. All the fun of just starting out I guess. #sharingthebloglove

    • Winnettes
      October 4, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      Take you time with it and have fun. Your personality will soon shine through. The more I thought about it the more I hated it and I think it showed x

  20. September 29, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I find Instagram the hardest to find time for if I’m honest. I wish I had the time to take more pictures, it’s something I need to concentrate more on.These pictures are lovely. #sharingthebloglove

    • Winnettes
      October 4, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you. I think it is different strokes for different folks. I love it but find twitter so dull, yet know others that love it x

  21. October 1, 2017 / 9:10 am

    Your photographs are amazing! Love a good flower shot! #sharingthebloglove

    • Winnettes
      October 4, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      Aw thank you x

  22. October 1, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Wow, what gorgeous flowers. I couldn’t believe I wasn’t following you already but I am now! I fell out of love with Insta but the other month I just went sod it, it’s about me not them and who they decide to show my pictures too. Plus after hearing Harriot, from Toby & Roo, talk at Blog On I do feel reinvigorated and have a strategy. I look forward to seeing all your new creations. #sharingthebloglove

    • Winnettes
      October 4, 2017 / 12:29 pm

      Aw thanks Jo. I have followed you for a while, I love your feed. I have always enjoyed your Instagram Roundups on the blog. I wish I had made it blog on. Hopefully next year.

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