It was in May 2016 when I began Instagramming. However, after nearly five years of doing it, I think I have reached my saturation point. It is time for me to take a break from the posting, the liking, and the following. I have tried to quit many times before only to post another picture after just a few weeks. This time though, I think my respite from IG will be longer.
There really are many things I can do with my life besides IG. I must say, liking posts of followers is time consuming and I now question its value. Though I am embarrassed to admit it, I too fell into the numbers game. I too had the strong desire to increase my follower count thus the never ending search for possible followers. I did so much liking and following that I began to have headaches for months in previous years. There was even a time when I said that I would quit as soon as I hit a certain number. It's what I said when I reached 7,000 followers. Then I changed my mind and said to myself I'd stop at 8,000. I'm now at 13,000 but I still want more. Recently though, I told myself that I have got to stop the addiction. I really, honestly do.
That said, I am thankful for all the friends I've made through IG. I met a few during my vacations in different parts of the world. Some I even met twice. I am not completely going away folks. I'm just talking a much needed rest. Take care of yourselves and goodbye for now. .