I have noticed here in the past few weeks a lot more people are going to extreme lengths in their book pictures. They are putting candles, flowers, blankets, etc in their pictures and they look good, but all i see is a bunch of money in things just for a picture.
I enjoy sharing bookish pictures with all of you, but i must admit the most I’ve ever put into my Instagram is $20 for a gray bath rug and a few bundles of fake flowers. I couldn’t afford to share pictures like the others. Some of those candles are $14 a piece on Etsy. That’s quite a bit of money just in the amount of candles i see on some pages.
Sometimes i do fell like if i bought the candles and all the props i would have more followers, but at the same time i couldn’t afford to share my pictures if i bought all of the bookish stuff.
I guess i will never understand why there has to be that much stuff in your instagram pictures, to me it takes away from the books and the whole point. I share books to get people reading, enjoy the colors and covers of books, not spend a crap ton of money on props and covers, THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SPENT ON MORE BOOKS.
What do you think? Do you spend money on your bookish pictures? Do you keep it simple like me and a few other bloggers? Lets chat in the comments.