WHY I’VE LOST INTEREST IN INSTAGRAM

Currently Listening To Why Don’t We – 8 Letters

Hi Guyssss..how’s everyone holding up in this time? I hope you’re staying safe?

So today’s post is a bit different from what I’m used to, lol I’m usually dropping tips,tricks or reviews (which I haven’t done in a while) and stuff like that but yeah I’ve been feeling kind of woozy about this so I decided to put it in words and share with you guys, I didn’t even plan to do this or even blog today until a few minutes ago so here it goes.

If you follow my Instagram here I’m sure you’d have noticed I’m not as invested in Instagram as I used to be. I’ve been pretty inactive and inconsistent with posting daily.

There are a few reasons why I’ve lost interest in Instagram:

1. Mainly it’s the algorithm. That damn algorithm! Gosh I miss when Instagram was just about posting and getting results. My engagement has been fluctuating and stagnant and it has made me extremely stressed out. One minute it’s good, the next minute it’s not. And I know what you’re thinking is “it’s not all about the numbers” yes I get that but they’re still important, especially if you’re working with brands. We all know this, Sigh.

I’ve been planning to disappear off IG for a while now since maybe February/March but I haven’t been able to because of the brands I manage, it’s hard to delete the app when you make money off it lmao. But currently I don’t have any jobs and i think it’s the best time to take a break and get that social media detox and put myself together.

2. Creative Block : I’ve been having this block for months now but I’ve always shoved it aside you know cuz I always have this “you have to do it even if you’re not in the mood” mindset. However, as good as that might be in situations where you need a little boost? It’s not always the best because then it just puts this unnecessary pressure on you. I guess struggling like that for months and me manipulating myself into thinking it’s an okay thing to do has really gotten to the peak where I’m just broken and I really don’t care about anything anymore. Same as blogging, I have over 20 drafts and posts but the zeal to write and post and everything isn’t there anymore.

3 . Lack of content : This is the primary source of my creative block. Lol you guys I stay in Abeokuta(Ogun state). As far as content creation is concerned, on a scale of 1-10. Abeokuta is a 1, where lagos is a 10 or Abuja is an 8 in terms of you know, Ambience, Aesthetics, Aesthetically Pleasing places, Locations, Events etc. lol see where I’m going with this? How do you create in such an environment without being depressed and fed up? I know you’re thinking is “yeah but do what works for you” “make it work for you” but I’m telling you the “ginger” to do what works for me is what is currently dead. Lol until I snap out of it and try to come up with something, I’m afraid this is it.

But the good part is I spoke to a few people cuz I remember I tweeted about it.

Some of my blogger babes @chroniclesoftej @tgjonah and a couple of my other friends texted and some even called lmao I guess cuz I threatened to delete my blog and Instagram (I’m sorry y’all, I was just frustrated) and these people made me realize what I already knew, lol IT IS JUST INSTAGRAM, I mean It’s really JUST Instagram.

I can go for months and those who care to stay and wait will. I’ll be back when I’m better to serve great content and that’s just it. And as for the brands, I guess I’d be hoping and praying they can trust me enough without judging with “when was my last post on IG or my blog” I can only hope for that much and if they don’t? Lol well , I guess that’s okay too. I do believe what’s yours will never miss you and if it does it’ll find a way back to you

Which is why I’ve decided to do what works for me. No more “putting other things/people first” none of that. I figured whoever will stay on my page will do so regardless of when I post or get out of this phase but until then,

I’m still going to stay active on instagram through my Instastory cuz I loveeeee my InstaStory. It’s the one thing that doesn’t stress me out or make me feel like I’m failing at everything, but I really do want to gain my motivation back and for now I’ll just go with the flow and let it happen naturally.

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Have you ever lost interest in Instagram as well?

Or social media in general?

How did you deal with it?

I’d love to know in the comments!

DON’T FORGET TO STAY SAFE AND WASH YOUR HANDS.

39 thoughts on “WHY I’VE LOST INTEREST IN INSTAGRAM

  1. Yessssss especially Instagram
    Sometimes I feel like abi they are doing me ni😂😂😂

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  2. Bricks and Laces May 17, 2020 — 2:29 pm

    I feel this way every once in a while, it’s totally normal, Instagram can be overwhelming. What I do is, when I’m overwhelmed I just stop and when I have the mojo to create again, I continue. The good thing about this content creation is, when you have the inspiration you can’t be stopped so when you don’t have it nko? Just stop. Take care ♥️

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    1. It really is. Exactly! Thank you for reading 💕

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  3. Same sis, sameee. Mine is not just the feed, I’m sick of my Instastory too. I couldn’t even care less about content rn, the only thing keeping me sane is TikTok and Netflix.

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    1. Many of us need to take a break 😩 Thank you for reading 💕

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  4. The rest of social media is great but since Facebook came to Instagram the app started being a drag!
    I do not like IG as much as you used to because it’s draining, sometimes, I’m there for hours without achieving anything quite reasonable. Plus it consumes the most data. Argh!

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    1. That’s it! It’s just so hard now. It’s tiring. Thank you for reading 💞💕

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  5. Girl!!!! This post feels like I wrote it. Lately, I’ve been more active on Twitter cos it’s a lot easier. As a creative, especially a growing one, Instagram and its algorithm is a pain! I miss when you just post and the app doesn’t throw it down there😅 for real though.

    Personally, with the amount of creatives and their creativity on Instagram, I’ve been thinking a lot, stressing myself and my head on what content to put out. But sadly, I’ve been blank. Sad

    But then, like they say, it’s just Instagram. Who knows? Anything can happen to the app sef. So let’s just live, breathe and be happy.

    Love & Light.

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    1. Lmao exactly. If the app disappears tomorrow then what? I think a lot of us need to take a break and just live so that way we stop feeling choked up. thank you for reading 💕

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  6. Yess too much pressure on the gram girl. I even get tired of creating content I know that feeling because I’m there atm. Tbh I just take a break and go off for a while and I have a business to run.but I wish I could delete ig and just live. Taking it a day at a time

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    1. Sigh totally understandable. Thank you for reading hun 💕

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  7. You probably know my Instagram account and at one point it was a personal blog but the pressure was just mounting and I was not getting anything I was just there, no progress I mean I was putting in a lot of effort into it but there was no progress nothing, eventually I decided to have fun with my page, I decided to do it for me I focused on the things that I enjoy with the page, these days if I don’t feel like posting then I don’t and I’m actually taking it step-by-step I’m not feeling guilty for not making the effort. Definitely take the break you need, I will always remain your follower because I love your content, I followed for your content but now its more than your content it is also you as a person and just because you are not active online doesn’t mean that you stop being a person. I am really sorry you are going through this and I have no doubt you will come out of this stronger and better.

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    1. Thank you so much dear. I really appreciate it❤️

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  8. Instagram is primarily my business site so I find it difficult to get rid of. Minding my business and not comparing my page with others have greatly helped in my time being there.

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    1. Lol that makes sense and I totally get that

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  9. Ore, I can totally relate. It’s beginning to feel like a chore more than what it should be and when the numbers do not agree with your creativity, that’s even more annoying.

    But then, at the end of the day, it;s just an App.

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  10. To be honest, since I became more active on Twitter, I haven’t been spending as much time on IG as I used to. I was so overwhelmed with work and all that I couldn’t come up with content for IG and I’m okay with it actually.
    I can’t even kill myself😂

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  11. I related to this so much (although more toward YouTube). As a doctor, what I suspect it is – burnout because at some point I couldn’t bear to see ‘more patients’ & it’s a similar feeling now toward creating for YouTube. So I’m taking a break. Deleted some social media apps (including YT & Twitter) for a bit. Spending time reading, writing & just living offline & I can already see how quieter my mind feels. It’s okay to take a break, don’t feel guilty for it. And I’m sure you’ll be back with a bang!

    P. S., just discovered your blog & you’re doing really well. Thought you looked familiar (from Lawson) but I may be wrong.

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    1. Hi Lape, Omds yes I went to Lawson and I totally remember you 😂 I’m glad someone gets what I feel, deleting the app(s) helps too. Yeah I’m trying to live offline more . Thank you for reading💕💕

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  12. I feel you girl. Algorithms sucks! It’s so demotivating, even action block is irritating which happens frequently with me. Please check my IG and share your feedback https://instagram.com/themillennialwriter1?igshid=r153g01fn1m8

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    1. Sigh sure. Thank you for reading

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  13. I feel you. Especially the whole content creation thing as regards location aesthetics and fun stuff. I stay in Ife so it could be pretty hard to find nice places.

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  14. Agreed! Although I’m not an influencer but I have a separate photography account and did notice the change in algorithm as well, pretty annoying.

    I just came out of a 30-day Instagram detox but my reasons are a bit different (I actually just wrote a post about it!) It was starting to drain my mental health, and honestly wasting a lot more of my time. It’s especially tough right now because we are in lockdown, and have even more ‘time’ to scroll through my newsfeed.

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    1. The break is something everyone should try. Honestly. Social media can drive you crazy . Thank you for reading

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  15. The algorithm…driving me nuts… I felt I had to start on Insta to promote my book. I love writing, hate marketing. Anyhow, slow but steady progress, decent reach with posts and then, whack, crashed over night, a tenth of the reach at best and zero growth. Very stressful AND…whisper it… zero impact on book sales. A huge amount of work for zero gain. Guess I am getting it wrong but the temptation to fold up on social media is huge.

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  16. One of the best posts, I have ever come across. Not only did I learn lot of hidden things but also some technical stuff. Keep uploading and encouraging us.

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  17. Instagram popularity reduced sharply because of algorithm. Also every post feels like sale pitch. Facebook (own Insta) try to make as much money, as possible by not showing not promoted content (if u want exposure than payment needed).

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  18. Instagram is not the same as it used to be because of algorithms that predict what content to show. Also mostly paid content makes no sense when I try to have organic account growth.

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  19. I loose interest on Instagram when a lot of things are happening but I like it so much to not leave because of the news and all …..how I tackle it ….I just give myself a break wen I need to

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  20. Blessing Iheme July 30, 2020 — 1:20 pm

    Hey I love this blog spot
    Well I am a new blogger and this is what I always tell myself

    Whoever is meant to see my post would see it and whatever is meant for me will not pass me by

    This helps me not to stress about algorithms and numbers and as for brands I just believe the brands God has set for me to work with will always be there for me.

    For me, my blog is more personal than Instagram so all my energy goes to my blog. If Instagram fails today, my Blog will still stand😁

    In the aspect of creativity, I like to put content out there from a place of alignment. I am very spiritual so I always ask the Holy spirit what he needs from me to deliver to the world and then I do it with His guidance.

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    1. I’m glad you could connect and you’ve found your way around it 💕 thank you for reading 🥰

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      1. You are welcome dear

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  21. I totally relate with this blogpost especially on the algorithm and location part. Since lockdown I had to move to my village and don’t even mention aesthetics. Then my phone got spoilt and then I realized my dresses back in the village don’t fit anymore 🤦. So I’m also taking a bit of a break,for now I’m focusing on writing articles on my blog. Let’s see how this goes ✌🏾. Thanks for sharing at least I know I’m not alone now 😊….

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  22. Hey i am glad to appreciate your work. I am a frequent visitor of your website and i seriously love reading your articles

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