A Blogging Conundrum
I don’t know if this is a thing that other people do or not, but I find myself doing it ALL THE TIME. Whether on my blog, or my Instagram, even on Twitter back when I was part of that mess, I often find myself scrolling through my old posts.
Instagram is the easiest example because I end up doing it the most frequently. What happens is I go to my profile to make sure I like the way my feed looks, or what kind of picture I haven’t done in a while, or to check and see if I did x-book last year or not. Then I’ll think, “man, I like the way my Instagram looks” and start scrolling. The next thing I know it’s been thirty minutes and I’m looking at pictures I took three years ago.
I do this on my blog sometimes too. I’ll go and re-read an old review or post to try and remember what I said, and soon I find myself scrolling through my feed reading (and laughing at) half of my posts. I must say, I find myself terribly funny.
Why am I so obsessed with myself?
Seriously, I never do this with other people’s feeds, only my own. Is this normal, or am I a total narcissist?
It doesn’t feel narcissistic when I’m doing it. It feels nostalgic, like reading your old journal. Which, for the record, is highly entertaining, I definitely recommend. The older the journal the cringier I mean better. Reading old posts or looking at old pictures reminds me of where I was at that time and how far I’ve come since then. It reminds me of why I liked or didn’t like a book that I might not remember that well anymore.
What do you think, is spending 45 minutes re-reading my old posts normal or does it make me completely full of myself? Do you read your old posts or scroll through your old Insta photos? Let me know in the comments.
Seriously, let me know. I have to know I’m not alone or I might die of embarrassment…