Like a butterfly preparing to emerge from its cocoon, I deleted all the old photos in my Instagram account – mainly a few hundred travel photos (yep, I’m a travel addict!) – and decided to restart on a fresh note.
It may sound silly but I actually felt a little sad deleting my old photos one by one. It almost felt like I was slowly erasing a part of my life that I’ve come to identify myself so closely with. But in the end, starting on a clean slate felt really liberating as well. To me, it meant two personal milestones – a celebration of my career reinvention over the past few years, and the creative freedom to develop a new sense of visual aesthetics which is something I find really fulfilling to do as a designer.
Over the years, I’ve noticed that popular Instagram accounts that are also beautiful and eye-catching often follow consistent color schemes and themes. Consistency is especially important when you are trying to build a brand around your imagery or simply to learn how to develop a better eye. I like to become better at this by being more mindful of each image that I post. My old Instagram photos used to look dark and felt somewhat heavy and gloomy. This is something I like to change and so you’ll see me posting more photos that look brighter and cleaner from now on!
I also like to draw a comfortable balance between personal and business images in my Instagram account, which is something I’ll play by ear for now. Let’s see how that turns out with time.
What about you? Is there anything in your life you would like to change or start from scratch again, and have you taken any actions to work towards it? Do share!