While I don’t see Instagram as the be all and end all that’ll make or break my business, it’s no secret that it’s by far my favourite little app and my favourite way of connecting with artists and creatives from all over the world. However, it can easily become a distraction that swallows up hours and hours of our time, and after watching The Social Dilemma a few weeks ago I became a lot more mindful of the way I use it, and have been trying to come up with new ways of using it more… smartly.
One thing I often wish Instagram allowed us to do is create lists, just like we can on Twitter and Facebook. Of course this would mean giving us back some control over our feed and how we curate it, so I imagine this’ll never be an option. Imagine this: if we could sort the people we follow into different lists (mine would probably be friends and family, business development, photographers, bands & musicians, local businesses, and dogs…) and easily access what they’ve posted (bonus points if it’s all sorted chronologically), then we’d barely fall into any rabbit holes and we’d waste a lot less time in the app, right?!