These last months have been a nightmare for creators on Instagram due to its algorithms. People are putting efforts in creating Instagram engagement pods and groups to increase their engagements to get a better and bigger audience. Well, I was into this stuff too at first but nowadays I just don't feel like doing "it". It being active on these pods and helping each other build up their engagements while the others doing the same for you.
These things are good but thereotically. I am on some groups like these and TBH I try my best to increase everyone of their engagements but they often fail to increase mine. *Sighs*
And then it struck me, we're getting so lost in these stuff, increasing our stats, putting up regular posts to keep our impressions on the maximum, that we're missing out on what we joined Instagram from. And that is appreciation of art. Who cares if your pictures don't end up on some famous feature pages, who cares if your stats don't grow up significantly, the only thing which matter is the quality of your work. Don't create for others, don't create for feature pages, but create for yourself. Don't satisfy others, satisfy the photographer in you, satisfy the art hoe in you. Once that happens, I'm sure people will get to know about it more, even the people who follow you, will spread your art on their own because they'll get to know that this should be seen by more people.
That's it for the rant, all I have to say in the end is, create your finest works and place it in front of the world. If its good enough, it'll get the exposure it needs with time. And at last, don't create just for gaining followers, or to have amazing stats, create for yourself.
Thank you :). Caption via - @d_e_l_o_g
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