I was sitting in my comfy chair, glued to my phone. My husband sat down and asked me what I was doing.
"Unfollowing some people I follow on Instagram", I replied.
When he asked me why, I explained that I shouldn't be following more people than follow me, because it's a blogger no-no.
"How would you feel if people did that to you?" was the response I received from him.
I tried to come up with something, but I immediately knew he was right. I was reducing my blog- my ministry- to followers on Instagram. I was putting higher stats above other people's feelings, and "looking popular" above supporting others in the same way I want to be supported.
Somehow, blogging about Jesus turned into hashtags, re-tweets, pins, and followers.
Now, since I want to make my blog my future career, I do have to take certain steps to make that happen. I have to be wise in my actions and I do need to grow my social media. But there are good ways to do that and bad ways.
If I follow someone on social media and I just really don't enjoy their posts, I think it is perfectly fine to unfollow them. Social media is not my life, nor should it be anyone else's. We are not obligated to follow people who consistently post things we don't like. However, when we are deleting people to make ourselves look better, we are officially stepping out of blogging community and stepping into blogging selfishness.
Many of you are probably thinking that this doesn't matter. It is, after all, just social media. But the thing is, it does matter. Not because social media is super important, but because the heart of the matter is.
As a Christian Lifestyle Blogger, my job is not only to blog, but to be Christlike. Christlikeness should encompass all of the Christian life, not just the big, "important" parts. Believe me, I want to grow my blog. I want to make this little space of the internet my own. I want to bless others, share Christ, and make this dream my business. But even in business, in goals, and in dreams, we have the duty and privileged to put others before ourselves.
And that's why this social media revelation matters to me. I want even Instagram to reflect God. To be faithful- even in the smallest of things.