True Life: I'm an Instagram Mom

Kinda like an Instagram Husband, only way cooler.

As a PR gal, it's no surprise that I spend a great deal of my time on social media. Whether that's creating and posting graphics for clubs, scrolling through Twitter for the latest celebrity gossip, or playing the role of Instagram Mom. I know what you're probably thinking, "what the h-e-double hockey sticks is an Instagram Mom???" Let's start with a quick back story:

I first got Instagram the summer after my freshman year of high school. I didn't actually use it until that fall and used it like everyone else did: random collages, post football game pics, the overuse of the Nashville filter (if you're truly an OG IG user you'll know exactly which one that is). When I was about 16 I started seeing the development of themes. I very vividly remember on a family trip my cousin saying, "have you heard of Instagram themes?? I think they're so stupid" (oh how the times have changed). While some people were against themes, I thought they were kinda cool. Granted, I didn't actually have one and just abused editing apps to make sure all my pics were surrounded with white borders. Upon coming into college, I discovered the strategic use of social media. It's almost as if the stars aligned for me. I then transformed my Insta. All my pictures were taken with a certain aesthetic in mind and to convey a message (whether I intended them to or not). I quickly got the hang of storytelling via social media.

Upon starting my blog, I would ask my friends to take pictures of me for new posts and in return I'd take pictures of them for their instas. They'd ask me to help them pose, edit the pictures for them, choose the picture to post, help with the captions, hashtagging, who to tag in the post, everything. My role as an Instagram Mom was born in that moment. Like a soccer mom comes equipped with the Gatorade, snacks, and water, I come equipped with the angles, poses, filters, and the obligatory "YAAAASSS GO OFF!!!" when I take the pictures. There's honestly no greater compliment than when someone comes to me and says "can you help me with my Insta??" (okay maybe "wow syd you're so awesome Harry Styles should really date you" but I get that compliment less often).

Being an Instagram Mom is truly not for the fainthearted. It's not an easy job, but someone has to do it.😉

Who's the Instagram Mom in your friend group? Let me know if you want to see a post dedicated to all the editing apps/software I use. See ya soon with a fashion post!

All the love,