Today I did something I was thinking about a lot recently: I've deleted my Instagram account. I know a few of you who followed me there and also reads this blog occasionally might think that something is wrong, or maybe you will get said over the fact that I've decided to end that part of my online/social presence. Well, there's a reason behind this, just like behind everything, so here it comes.
Being on a hiatus helps me a lot to re-evaluate my presence on social media and also helps me decide what is important in life. Since we moved from the south of England to Scotland with my wife my life has changed and I started thinking about things that really matters. I certainly know that YouTube is a platform that I love and I can freely create, share my view and opinion about things and generally connect with a wider audience. When I started Instagram I was simply uploading some meaningful pictures that went into travel/geek photos and other Star Trek related pictures that I loved sharing back then. Than my attention and time went into creating other things in life and my interest slowly dried out towards that platform. I'm not saying that it was bad to have one, but lately I certainly felt like I'm carrying a burden with me. Whenever I stumbled upon my phone and seen the app icon I kept thinking "Ohh, I have not been posting for a while..." and the pressure just made me look back at those pictures and then an hour later just realised that I wasted time and I did not even get a picture out. Was worth it right? :)
Over the last few months I was failing to upload anything or following up with things and generally kept forgetting about the app as well. The surprising thing what happened to me that I realised that not knowing much about what happens there at all did not even bothered me any more which was a very interesting feeling to realise. So after thinking about the "purpose" of my account, I arrived to the conclusion that I do not have the need to have that account any more. I went through a few changes in my life recently that helped me realise the truly important things in life and also my purpose as a content creator on YouTube. Preparing for Season 4 of Trekkerprise is a very exciting part of my life right now that I have big plans for already and I can't wait to share more details with you all. Part of developing a better channel comes with "letting go" something that I was not planning to continue any more.
Deleting the account surely does not mean that I will not share pictures occasionally, of course that is not going to change. The platform however will be in my web-blog where I will post a picture with my thoughts in the future. I believe that at the end of the day I'm glad that I did this. I feel happy that I don't have this burden any more that creates frustration for me every time I get a glance on my phone and I now can focus on more about the meaningful part of my social media presence. I'm happy that I was part of Instagram, I'm grateful for all my followers there and I have had good time interacting with people. Thank you Instagram and Bon Voyage. _\\//