My Russian Affair, How It All Started
Updated: Aug 26
Sorry if you thought this was going to be a steamy post, its just a nice story about me and a whole lot of Russian people.
4 years ago I starting posting and engaging on Instagram. I wasn't too sure about how it all worked, or if I would find like minded people. Did I want to follow creative people, sporting people or dogs? I have many interests. Too many interests!
I started posting photos of my sewing adventures, and very soon I connected with similar people.
Then one morning I woke to find that I had acquired 500 new followers overnight ( no special marketing tactics involved ). The following day this happened again. I then noticed that my new followers were from Russian territories. Another 500 or so followed.
I asked my adult daughters what was going on.( I was anxious that I may have been involved in some sort of scam.) I didn't seem to have anything in common with my new followers. There were no comments just followers.
I was soon to find out why I was acquiring new followers.
I was being tagged in the article below by quite a few people in Australia.
Below is the photo of my husband Peter and I which was picked up through social media, reposted and used in a blog by brightside.me. The article was called