Over the weekend, I surpassed the 100 followers mark on Instagram, and more exciting than the raw number itself is the idea that I am participating in one of the neatest social network communities I have ever seen. I posted this photo last night with a comment to that effect:
I have been thinking about my feed — should I attempt to be more consistent? Should I strive for a feed that, when glanced at as a whole, shows obviously connected photographs with a distinct style and coherent editing? I know as an Instagram viewer, I am much more likely to follow a user if I feel like I know what I can expect from that person’s feed. And that often comes with this kind of consistency. Of course I don’t want to lose myself in trying to provide what I think other people want to see, but I think Instagram could be a way for me to discover my “style” — however much there is of it — and practice refining it to present myself as a visual artist, something I never thought I would be.
In short, I still think Instagram is a fantastic outlet, and the possibilities are endless if you are apt to learn, experiment, and see what happens.
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