Taking Back Instagram
Tech April 17, 2017
Oh, Instagram. We loved you. Then we loved to hate you. And now we just hate you.
This post has been in my drafts for the last 6 days but overnight the blog world has exploded with drama over bloggers buying followers.
Trying to chase an algorithm that smaller accounts can never beat is like trying to resist eating all the creme eggs I got for my birthday.
Lately I have been really trying with Instagram. I got some fab tips from lovely blogger Katy and I really have seen an improvement in engagement.
But for what? Why?
I love sharing photos, but I don’t love specifically creating content for a platform that seems to hate 99% of its users.
Bloggers and social media addicts are stretched so thin. You know how they say “the only audience you own is your mailing list”? Well, I don’t have a mailing list, but I am going to focus more on posting my best images on this blog. This blog is something I can control.
Yes, I’m sure I will still post snaps on the ‘gram, but in general I will be taking a Blog First approach.
Meanwhile, I hope this will free up some time and let me use Instagram as an inspiration board. I hope to follow accounts that really inspire me to be creative and live my best life.
And I can better support my friends who do stand a chance of “winning” Instagram.
May the odds be in your favour.
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