“Death To Instagram”
My first ever Instagram project is driving me insane!
Alright, I admit the title and the title and caption are both a bit exaggerated, but what blogger doesn’t do that? Allow me to explain; two weeks ago a idea came into my mind and expanded heretofore. I have called it The Alphabetical Project, I basically ascribe a letter to a picture I process externally on my phone and then post it up on Instagram. The idea initially came to me because I was learning the difference between illustration and artwork in school (seemingly mundane; but personally fundamental). I wanted to do more then post up pictures of interesting things I see daily, I wanted to expand the purpose. I wanted to create art, (whether good or bad I didn’t care) as long as it had a meaning which is apparently the main difference between art and illustration. Thanks Professor Craig for the inspiration.
A couple of my friends asked me what it is that I’m doing and I’ve responded to only one of them saying “
Oh it’s a little project of mine, trying to catalogue different scenes in the city and ascribe a letter to them to address the subjectivity of perception.
I’m fine with the description but I feel like I shouldn’t have picked such a broad and obvious topic. But oh well, it’s my first project. The other complaint I have is that I can’t post up anything on Instagram until I’m done with the project, (six more letters..) which is why the project is driving me insane. “Somebody please help me! I can’t post up my daily Instagram pictures which in result is causing me withdrawals! - Thanks for listening this has been my own #whitepeopleproblem”. Anyway, the withdrawals are causing me to hate Instagram. Ever since I posted my first Instagram picture on the blog my blogging productivity rate dropped to 0.005%; coincidence? Hah! Maybe..
The solution: I have none yet, I’ve only written all of this to complain. I guess I can start blogging more and stop blaming Instagram, but that’s harder and not as fun. Ooh, maybe I can blame my professor Craig. I’ll split the blame 30/70, Instagram still gets most of the blame.
Truth is I need to establish an efficient and sustainable way to be able to blog. I have to change the name of the blog, “Randomness Monster” will not cut it. I am also considering into turning it into my sketchbook/ informal portfolio of doodles, rants, music, videos and anything else I happen to make; all original content.
Snap, my post is too long and those (if any at all) who started reading probably left before the halfway mark. Those who endured: congratulations!
I do not hate Instagram, the project I’m working on, nor Craig.