Those who had been following my account might know, I quit Instagram. It is useful, fun, and kind of necessary for creators as a marketing tool but I just couldn't use it for fun as before. I wanted to leave once.
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It is just one app but I spent so many time on it. I was being asocial in real life subconsciously. It was even becoming the platform where I get news and other important things in the first place. Mostly these reasons made me think I might better quit. A few weeks after I started not being so active on it, I noticed that my head became calmer and clear. I could focus on my work more and didn't have to care about how my feed looks like anymore.
It's still true I enjoyed getting to know people and things there. If you could manage it well, it doesn't bother you at all. But after all, I just wonder if Instagram is that necessary for artists and illustrators in the long run when you think living healthy and making good work are most important. As long as we keep working, someone sees it.