So, I haven’t posted much lately because to be honest, I’m getting sick of the IG game: the race for likes and followers, people following just to unfollow you a couple of days later, etc. ⠀ And what’s even more frustrating is that, just as in real life, everything is often more about quantity than quality. ⠀ ⠀ When I first started that account, I didn’t really know what to expect but I knew I wanted to share my photography work and engage with other photographers or maybe even travel enthusiasts. I was naive and thought people were genuine. They’re not. ⠀ I thought if I wanted my work to get noticed, I simply needed to post, engage a little with fellows and/or businesses and that was it. Turns out you have to spend hours a day on here, or buy likes and followers (I mean, really? 🤦♀️), use bots to generate comments and blah blah blah. ⠀ What’s the point? ⠀ I guess some of us here have a life outside IG and would rather DO things other than faking enthusiasm.⠀ I even once read that some people purposely avoided engaging with similar accounts because you know, it’s « competition ». And I’m seeing it. ⠀ ⠀ And this is actually the same as in real life. In the end, it’s all about people’s ego. I’m seeing this way too often. People playing games. ⠀ For those of you who are highly sensitive like me, how do you deal with this? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #maldives
Spent the day chasing the sun, and we followed it to the end. We hopped from beach to beach with a wild goose chase thrown in for good measure. After dinner @illyriapottery and I found the sunset on this rocky coastline just a stroll from our place. I’m pretty sure we’ll be back!