The beginning of September can feel like the start of a new calendar year. We might be returning from holidays, starting school or even a new job. It kind of works as a back up for all those new year’s resolutions as well.
I spent the last three weeks of August in Japan. It was the first time I went to travel with a 35mm camera. Olympus XA2 to be exact. And I promised myself to enjoy the trip, take some time off and not to travel to share.
After the trip, once the photos were developed, I found myself thinking what to do with those photos.
I made an overview posts for the site, but I hesitated to put the photos to Instagram. How many exactly should I share and what I should write about them etc.
It's me overthinking.
But to be honest, I have genuinely struggled finding an intention for my Instagram. Or any other social media platform. The changes in the platform, how people use it, has made me want to move away from the platform. At the same time, like everybody else, I'm addicted to scrolling the feed at every possible dull moment.
Trying to keep up with everybody's life.
The only thing is, it is not their real life. It's projected for the public. A tool to build a personal brand.
Bobby Hundreds did a great post on the topic recently as well. Remembering the good ol' days. And he made a great point to have more fun with the platform again.
I still haven't figured out how I want to continue using Instagram. But I lean towards having fun and using it to communicate with close ones.
I hope it will never happen to me while daydreaming about hanging out with someone I liked; I find myself imagining how we’d look together if another person were watching footage of us on Instagram Stories.