WHY YOU SHOULD "DO IT FOR THE GRAM"
First off. Do it because you want to. Second, don’t worry about what other’s might think about it. I know, easier said than done. Social Media is a narcissistic monster that has everyone thinking their shit is important, that they’re a super model, or that their opinion actually matters. But guess what – it does.
Why should you do it for the gram? Because maybe it makes you happy. Maybe it inspires you to travel more, or finally gets you to visit a different part of your town just because you heard there was a cute mural there. Maybe it will make you feel more confident in yourself. Maybe it will bring friends into your life you wouldn't have otherwise met. Maybe… GOD FORBID… you just really fucking like Instagram.
Blake has recently started getting into Instagram and has really started embracing his photography skills. It’s caused me to view Instagram a little differently. I’m seeing someone else trying to build a following, a cohesive feed, and setting goals for their new interest. It made me realize… so what if we are “doing it for the gram.” Yes, Blake and I drove up to Traverse City for a weekend JUST so we could get photos. But look at the positives. We got to go on a fun carefree adventure. Saw parts of Michigan we have never been to, got some great photos, and had a blast together. Who cares if people don’t understand it. Who cares if you feel silly sitting in a green chair in the middle of downtown with your legs above your head while people drive by. Who cares.
Do it for the gram.