I have only just learned the importance of tagging my location in my Instagram posts.
It’s recent news to me that I should be putting thirty hashtags per photo, apparently #tasty just doesn’t cut it.
Now, these articles ‘How to increase your Instagram followers in 2018’ tell me I have to make Instagram stories! How people have time in their busy lives to watch 360-degree videos of what someone had for breakfast…I do not know.
I hate that now I can tell you I have exactly 438 followers.
I have got friends I haven’t text back in weeks, yet due to my Instagram targets I am allowing my mornings to be swallowed up ‘interacting’ with my ‘followers’ to ensure they don’t unfollow me.
Unfollowing? Why is that a thing? I barely have time to follow people…let alone unfollow. People spend their valuable time liking someone’s photos, just until they hear that little notification of social approval has been reciprocated and then they take it back?
I am proud of my Instagram feed because I have been lucky enough to see some breathtaking places and capture some incredible moments.
Now apparently I need a minimum of 750 followers to be worthy of writing for some travel publications.
Why? So I can become one of those beautiful long-haired girls that sell their e-book showing others how they can get paid to travel the world? Don’t get me wrong, I would never say no if someone wanted to hand me that opportunity on a plate. But right now I am not trying to be Marina de Giovanni, in fact, I will be happy if I never see her face on my feed again. All I am trying to do now is just make a little money writing so that I can continue following my dreams.
These dreams that I follow
because I am inspired,
because I am intrigued,
because I choose to.
If you choose to ‘follow me’ for the any of the above reasons and I feel inspired and intrigued to follow you back, I will.