I’ve pulled away from something.
I made sure to create a photo with a certain color for my blog challenges and would post it no matter how little I liked the image, in order to have something new to post.
I purposely stopped doing that, but in an effort to keep up with the instagram algorithm I tried to have new images constantly or would fervently search for a good one to share.
I stopped doing that too and lost 20 followers in a month due to accounts using follow/unfollow apps that auto unfollow “inactive” accounts.
So rather than fight it, I’ve pulled away from Instagram, and most social media as a whole. I’ll still certainly post to Instagram, but maybe blog or life updates and not daily new work.
I’m going to instead refocus my attention on this site.
I’ve discussed recently a bit about this. I like forming and reforming ideas, building set pieces, creating full series. I don’t often make one off images. And this way of creating can be a slow process. But this is the way I make art I’m proud of. This though, doesn’t coincide with 1-4 posts a day which is said to create the best Instagram engagement. It doesn’t even coincide with 1 post every day, which is what saves you from the auto unfollowing.
The commissions I get from book covers to documentaries have all come from this site. A site I created as part of a college portfolio project in 2012 and have happily kept up to this day.
So this is where I’ll stay. I want to continue to post about my personal life, my artistic projects, art history and so much more. But I also want to be better about visiting your posts and participating in the community here.
We’ll see what time brings.