Hey Stranger || 🙈🙈🙈
I'm sorry I've been gone for so long.
Twice a year, work gets extra super super stressful and busy.
Plus, I've been off emotionally and have seriously been contemplating taking an extended break from Instagram. I don't want to devolve into a complaining mess who whines about the algorithm constantly and begs you to like my posts/engage. I also don't want to have to spend 8 hours a day liking and commenting just to receive some love back. That's not what this is about. We're supposed to like what we like and not like what we don't. .
The Instagram world has changed and we are all dealing with it. It sucks that we don't get to see our favorite creator's posts, and that only a fraction of those who have made the decision to hit that follow button actually get to see ours.
But - @instagram is a business, and in order to make money, they will alter their policies, app, and algorithm as they choose in order to maximize profits.
We who use the service for free have very little to no say over those policies. It is what it is, guys. We can scream at the top of our lungs for change, but ultimately - we are powerless. Until we all decide to protest by moving to another platform - this Instagram thing is in the hands of Instagram.
On the bright side - we're all dealing with this crappy crap, so while we're in the same boat, how about we make the best of it and turn it into a booze-cruise?
P.S. I love you. Every single one of you. Seriously, you freaking rockkkkkkkkk