I did delete Instagram from my phone the other day, after my rant here. I had to reinstall it to do my weekly podcast post, but promptly deleted it again. I also checked in on my laptop yesterday to respond to comments.
This is definitely an improvement from having the app readily accessible. I am considering downloading Later to avoid having to install/delete every time (the free plan appears to have more than enough for my needs). But I’m also considering not posting on Insta at all.
THE HORROR, right? So subversive, and probably would slow down downloads/podcast growth at least to some extent (perhaps small).
But, I am asking myself deeper questions like – WHAT IS THE POINT OF CARING ABOUT GROWTH ANYWAY? I enjoy making BLP, and talking about the topics on the show. It gives me a fun excuse to try out new planners (though sometimes I do feel burdened by posting certain requested reviews, if I’m not that excited about the product). I don’t really earn anything from it — perhaps I’m at the point of being ‘cost neutral’ from ad sales.
And maybe my content will be better and/or more original if I’m not spending too much time scrolling.
I keep reminding myself that this is the only life I get to do what I want with it. I know regular social media use does not make me happy. So maybe I’ll just take another longer Insta-break and see how it goes.