I have been looking back at my IG profile, and been wondering if I should clean up my pictures. Make sure they tell a consistent story, have some colour consistency across the timeline and turn my instagram feed into an online portfolio only showing the best of the best. An artist portfolio one can show off. Remove those that are out of place or did not get enough likes. Quite a few folks keep clean ship in their feed and only keep the best of the best. And I am sure the IG algorithm likes it that way and will recommend those that are selling the dreams in a beautiful way.
Yet, I have a hard time deleting any of the pictures. It is not so much the picture in itself (I have quite a few I could get rid of easily when I just look at the intrinsic image quality). It is the context of the time and place when I posted it that prevents me of deleting it. Sometimes I vividly remember a comment that made me smile, or the circumstances that made me post it. Also the quality of the work evolves. If I look back at when I started with an iPhone some good 4 years ago, some of the work make me smile and go all warm inside, yet I am sure that any new potential follower scrolling back in my feed will wince a little at some of the images and may decide after all to hop off.
Yet, I cannot delete them.
I tried a few times, but I cannot get myself over hitting delete and remove them from my social timeline to keep a clean ship. For me IG is a trip into my memory lane. A joy ride of personal emotions filled with images some folks may not understand.
So how are you using your Instagram ?
As a scrapbook into memory lane or a tight run portfolio with only the best of the best ? And how do you look at someones feed when you decide to follow him or her. Are you sceptical when you only see superb work without a glitch, or is that just a characteristic that is attracting you.
I am very interested to hear your views before I start cleaning up my ship.