I’ve heard quite a few people say that they feel disillusioned with Instagram recently and that the amount of ‘likes’ on their pictures are at an all time low.
I get that it sucks and I get that it can make you feel bad when you share something you love and nobody appears to give a sh*t, BUT I just want to say one thing that I told someone else earlier:
Each ‘like’ is one whole human being 🙋🏼♀️- A real person who chose to engage because they wanted to and who did so because something you shared made them smile or feel something. So if “only” 50 people did that then that’s still pretty awesome 😎
The thing is, Instagram started for us all as a way of sharing a snap we loved from our day & with the backing of consumerism it’s morphed into something else unrecognisable, something that can be horribly narcissistic and something that often brings out the worst in us.
If it’s become like that for you then just take a breath, stop following people you don’t connect with in the hope they’ll follow you back, stop worrying about the time you post or the colours you post - just share a bit of you, a bit of what you love when you feel like it. Social media is supposed to be SOCIAL so laugh, relate, share, enjoy, ditch the pressure to “influence” & move on with your day because your real life value hasn’t got anything to do with the number of double taps you get online.
Annnd I’ll step off my soapbox now 😆💁🏼♀️