Happy Social Media Day! BIG Thank you for 28.6K Followers!

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Hello and Happy Social Media Day!

Whoever comes up with these national holidays is a genius! This one I knew I wanted to plan a photoshoot for, because this blog started with an outfit post on social media.

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It is crazy to think that my long time followers have known me for 3 years, when I was just 17.

{I’m getting old lol}

As I look back on my primitive posts on Instagram, (which is a scary and slightly embarrassing place to look back on) I see how year after year, without being aware how different my thought process was, and not to mention my style.

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June 30th  “aka” Social Media Day  was a celebration day for me. I cannot help but look back and reminisce the excitement I had when my “ModestlyHot” account was only 2 days old, and already had 100 followers!

Although I only reposted cute modest outfits from Pinterest at the time, I slowly conquered my fear and finally after a couple of months I posted my own #ootd.

I remember being so nervous (terrified)  about you guys would think, or if I was going to make a complete fool out of myself.

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I very well recognized that me putting myself on the internet would have moments of negativity and backlash, but I was already preparing myself for it. I made it a goal and a promise to myself that if any negative comment would appear that I would not be so easily offended, and that I would try to see if there be any truth to their criticism.

Here are some quick tips to handle criticism/negative comments when they arise 🙂

Tip #1: Do not be easily offended. 

Not being easily offended is a sign of a spiritual maturity as a Christian. Look beyond the initial comment itself and really try to figure out the essence of what they are trying to communicate. Most often negative comments are said in a vulgar and mean spirited tone of voice, but do not focus in on that rather try to capture the essence of the criticism

 

Tip #2: BE THE BIGGER PERSON 

Keep it classy! Do not lower yourself to use the same fashion of words as they are. Remember you are the owner of the page and all eyes are on you to see how you will react and respond. You set the tone of your blog and social media!

 

Tip #3: Breathe, Pray and Reply!

Just breathe! We are all humans with a temper but NEVER reply when you are angry!

It will bring you feelings of remorse later on. Ask God to provide you with wisdom on how to reply and may you gain a follower and not an enemy!

A quick testimony about this tip, I had received a negative comment on one of my posts when I first started out. Being human I was tempted to give that person a “piece of my mind” right there and then. But instead I prayed about it and asked God to give me the wisdom and kindness to reply. So I did. What happened next completely shocked me!

The person who had originally made the comment deleted it, apologized, and now she is one of the best supporters I have!

Just goes to show you what a God lead answer said with grace and truth can do!

Do not give people a “piece of your mind”, but rather give them a piece of your heart. ❤

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Well I hope you didn’t mind me sharing my thoughts in a long winding post today!

Enjoy the pictures and have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend!

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White Layering Tee || Mint Tulle Ballgown Skirt  || Emoji Balloons  || Gold Bow Belt 

Photography by: Mildred Harris 

 

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16 thoughts on “Happy Social Media Day! BIG Thank you for 28.6K Followers!

  1. A while back I stumbled upon your blog via pinterest and I fell in love with your style! I feel like a lot of the major bloggers sort-of fit the same mold (white blouse and distressed jeans anyone?) but I feel like you bring a lot more of uniqueness into the mix, I hope you know you really have an eye for design. I think that’s awesome that you aren’t afraid to share your faith because I think that can sometimes be the scariest part of it all. You have alot going for you 🙂 p.s. you should post tips for newbie bloggers! I would love to hear your advice

    • Awwww I love your Instagram !! And thank you so much! You just made my day!! It is scary at times to put your beliefs out there but totally worth it! And what a great idea! I will get working on that post!🙌🏻💕

  2. Congratulations! You are lovely and so is your outifit. I ADORE it, especially the skirt! Thanks for showing the world you can be modest and be hot. Love and blessings, Hope

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