I feel like social media (Instagram specifically) has taken something from me and my photos. So many images go unseen because “they do not fit the feed”, and the images I do post I feel have lost their context. There’s a constant, looming feeling that I should be posting something. So I try really hard to figure out which photo fits next, and then I go to post it but have nothing to say. I think I want to write in a more thought out, longer format than what feels good on Instagram. This has all resulted in me publishing photos only to remove them right away again.
I don’t want to work for social media. I don’t want that to be my relationship with my photography.
So, here’s what I am going to do now; I am going to bring more life back to this blog. Write more about photos here, but share them when I feel like it and have something to say. And I need a break from Instagram. I love sharing snippets from my everyday life in stories, it’s quick and without much thought or the need for perfection. But me and the feed, we are not really friends right now. I don’t know what I want out of Instagram – I mostly feel that I am doing it because I should.
But I don’t.
It’s not my main source of income and it does not bring me joy right now. So, I will take a break. I am still running our jewellery instagram which feels like has more purpose, and then there’s Luci’s account – which honestly brings me a lot more joy right now because it’s just for fun with no hidden motives.
How do you feel about Instagram these days? What do you like about and what do you not like? How do you use it? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter!