For a long time, I've been frustrated with the changes on Instagram. The newest algorithm greatly decreased my page's exposure, and made it difficult to reach the number of people I reached in the past. A year ago, when the photos were presented in chronological order, my images were getting 800+ likes. Now I'm lucky if my photos are even seen by that many people.
Lately, I've done some reflecting, and I've begun to realize how stupid that was. Followers, likes, features, etc. might bring temporary satisfaction, but none of it matters in real life. What matters are the memories you've captured, the people you meet, and the adventures you'll never forget. I've met some amazing individuals through Instagram, and I've been inspired to travel to new places that I never would have seen if it weren't for this app. And for that, I'm incredibly grateful.
Here's a rare photo of myself lookin like a noob in Antelope Canyon.