1. I’ve been waiting for this post! It’s completely spot on. It’s sad that generally speaking, Instagram is ruled by a clique of popular trendsetters who decide what’s cool, what’s pretty, and what’s worth sharing. It did upset me a lot at first and, so did the bloody algorithm. Truth is I no longer care as much about targets and the extent of engagement. I care about getting a positive experience on the platform, sharing what I like regardless of the engagement and building interesting relationships. Once I changed my goals, I felt a big relief. I no longer feel such pressure to meet certain targets or be validated through some nonsensical algorithm scheme. I decided that if Instagram doesn’t take smaller accounts seriously then I won’t take Instagram so seriously either. 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad you can relate, it’s good to know I’m not the only one who’s noticed these things. & I think that is the best attitude to have about it, both for you and for the content you continue to post!! Staying focused on what you enjoy taking photos of and talking about on your own page is the best way for things to stay interesting and personal to you, and the followers who are interested in that are definitely the best ones to have 🙂


  2. Great post, Sam! I agree with your “rich getting richer” comparison! I sometimes come across beautiful accounts and wonder how on earth they have so few followers and it bums me out… not because their follower count matters, but because their awesome pictures deserve to be SEEN!

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