Nov 30, 2015

Thoughts On Instagram


I hope every single of you who are reading this are doing fine. It has been a month since my last post and I'm not doing so good right now. What bugs my mind the most is thinking of what should I do with the future of my Instagram feed; should I post more artworks, or post random daily photos and not to think too much of the audience, or be more serious and concerned with what the 'market' wants, or just stop posting and make a fresh start with a new account?? I have been quite unhappy with the development of my feed, because I feel that people are starting to be no longer engaged in my posts and I don't know if it's my fault or not. Maybe I publish too many promotional posts and people were not liking it. Or my random daily pictures are getting boring. Or my (lately) frequent selcas are really annoying. Or something else. Another bothering factor is how the amount of my followers looks quite impressive, yet it is not reflected on the intensity in my posts. I'm happy Instagram featured me in their Suggested Users list twice but I keep wondering why it didn't do me any good. 
Nevertheless, I like the idea of not giving too much damn about it because actually it feels stupid to guess the answer of such a profound and intangible thing and I should just concentrate on real things in real life instead. As a further matter, I love sharing daily pictures of my life. I always fall in love with pretty documentations and that is what makes me love Instagram in the first place. I love to see beautifully arranged massive brunch, collection of novelty brooches, witty picture books, pretty girls with their messy hair, whimsical wardrobe, sights of places that I'll never visit....I have discovered so many amazing and interesting people who inspire me so much and keep going on without 'following the stream'.
But one does not simply stop feeling bad and easily move on :(
Anyway, if you are a follower of my Instagram, I would love to hear your insights. What would you like to see more from me? Are you okay with random photos, beauty shots, or are you actually looking forward to more artworks? Please feel free to share your thoughts :)

Pictures were taken during my trip to Josh's hometown: Scarf and honey for the 'in-laws' / Dinner at 1903 / The famous Zangradi / The disappointing and overpriced bakwan jagung / Lava cake / Frequent visitor at Josh's house / Faux window / Cute corner / Popped into Kate Spade just to take pictures