a penny for your thoughts?
a happy letter: vol V
Hello, hello! We come to another week’s end together, and today, I’d love your thoughts.
You see, I’ve spent a good deal of time with my own this week, particularly mulling over Instagram. Like many people on the platform, I find myself still mindlessly scrolling as often as ever, but without feeling as though I’m getting anything in return.
It may sound silly—what did I ever get in return?—but, I do think there was something about it as it existed in the past that felt more beneficial than it does now.
And, like always, I find myself wondering how much energy I want to give to it. I’ve always struggled with Instagram for business, but in the age of reels and trending audio, and everchanging content types, I mostly feel lost.
Not just in what I could possibly create, but also in what actually benefits people.
Is it worth my effort to learn a new Instagram skill?
Is it worth my discomfort to do something I don’t want to do in the first place?
Is it worth the frustration of tripods and editing and hoopla when, at the heart, I’m a writer and teacher?
I truly don’t know.
This is why I’m curious as to what you think, what you do, and what you like.
So, I’ll leave you now with some polls. I do hope you’ll give me the benefit of your insight!
Do you have more to say? I made this super short Google form so that you can give your open-ended thoughts if you wish!
On another note, I won’t be in your inbox next Friday as I’ll be exploring Boston! So, until next time…