It takes a lot of work to post your art and photography on Instagram. The manual work of conceiving, planning and executing a drawing or painting. The manual work of scouting, planning, shooting and editing a photoshoot. And then there’s the work involved in preparing the post—making sure they all have the proper meta tags, making sure that you’ve watermarked the images, and finally, composing a little write-up for the post. All told, literally hours of work per post.
Only to find out that the posts don’t even show up in the hashtags.
I’m not one to stress too much about the number of followers I have. I would rather engage with someone who is truly interested in what I do than to have more people who follow and unfollow on a whim.
But after 2+ years of doing this, I'm finding it hard to justify the amount of work and effort it takes to stay on Instagram. I refused to go on Facebook for the exact same reason. I would rather spend my time creating stuff and post it for my own satisfaction. If there are a few people that like what I do, that’s great.