Saturday, 26 September 2015

My social media history

Through the years, I've been addicted to social media. I have many stories to share about my successes and failures in the cyber world, many that I look back on now and think, did that really happen? I'd say my experience with social platforms like  Facebook, Instagram etc. is not something that many people can relate to. At least not that I know of. So I'd like to share my story with you.

When I was eleven, I was OBSESSED with one direction. Like crazy, dorky, would do anything  for them obsesseed. I had watched their very auditions on Xfactor and followed their journey throughout. Little miss Lauren decided, it would be such a cool idea to make a Facebook page dedicated to the boys, and I felt so happy with myself when I started getting tons of followers. I had two other admins, one  friend that I don't speak to now, and a girl I met online called Nicole. Together, we created a space for girl like us to obsess over one direction, through posting pictures, fanatics, "going on a date with Harry" outfit ideas, and even playing a game called "hot or not" with our followers. The stuff I posted was super cringey and embaressing. *Shivers* Soon enough I grew out of the page and completely forgot about it. However in January I rediscovered it again, to find it has over 5,000 people following it! I don't get it.

A couple of years later, I created my first Instagram account. I didn't really understand what I was doing , so subsequently I saved photos off google and "we heart it" (is that still a thing?) and posted them with a crappy Instagram filter as well as a soppy caption or song lyric. Somehow, I managed to gain followers quickly, and slowly started to understand what to post and how to keep gaining. I made a loads of friends, and we managed to promote each other to the point where I reached 11,000 followers. My account carried on growing and I loved interacting with my followers. Then Instagram was a biatch, and told me that I needed to reset my password to "ensure my security", so they sent me an email to my old address that I wasn't able to access. I lost my 11k and it hurt.

Then came my Kardashian phase, the stage of my life where I couldn't get enough. I created a Kylie and Kendall themed Tumblr, and took my obsession in my stride. This account involved stalking their Instagram for new photos and searching for new paparazzi pictures, to then edit them and post them up onto Tumblr. It was all fun and games, then the best thing hapened. Kylie Jenner reblogged my photo that I uploaded and everything went crazy! Everyday I'd recieve hundreds to even thousands of reblogs ending up in over 70,000 reblogs in total. You can see it here. That's something I still cant really understand or comprehend, but I consider it an achievement for sure.

So that's my story, it may not be much compared to Youtube Sensations and all that, but hey, it was all great while it lasted. Have you had your15 minutes of fame?
Much love,



  1. Wow, that all sounds really interesting - especially the Kardashian blog. I haven't ever really had anything like it but it looks like you have done very well on your different social media accounts! Loved reading this post!


  2. I love the idea of this post!!! I used to be so dedicated to Instagram and now I really couldn't care less! :)

    1. Thank you! I used to be obsessed with Instagram, but I just got bored!!
      Lauren xx

  3. I was drawn to your blog about the euphoric sensation of using social media. You give great insights. It's simply astounding how social media can push your status to fame. I have seen it change many lives of the years.

    Lindsey @ Nosto

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