After much deliberation and mental back-and-forth pacing, I recently just created a Tumblr blog for my brand.
For a long time, Instagram was my alternative to Tumblr. It’s easier to manage, post content, and I’ve had plenty of opportunities arise from being an active user. However, Instagram has not been as reliable as it once was. I can’t really explain why, but it feels like I’m not progressing anymore on that platform.
To put this in context, I’m not the most popular Instagrammer. I’m currently dangling between 250 and 260 followers, which isn’t alot compared to other artists and writers on Instagram. I make it a habit to post everyday and to use as much #hashtags as possible. In theory, I should be growing each day. Yet it seems like people follow, then unfollow. The amount of likes I get fluctuate between plentiful and none at all. And I know it’s not just me, so perhaps the algorithms are all messed up now.
Regardless, I can’t keep running in place. In over a year, I’ve self-published 3 books and shared my content all over the Internet. I’ve had opportunities that benefitted me or blew up in my face. People supported my work, then left me to fend for myself. My followers are ghosts who rarely haunt me anymore. I don’t receive much financial support from people who carelessly peruse my content each day. Safe to say, it hasn’t been an easy ride.
All this may come off as worthless complaining. And in a broader sense, it is. This isn’t a subtle shameless plug or anecdotal form of promotion. Chances are, you might skim through this and move on with your life. Which is fine. I’m just speaking to the Wi-Fi signals at this point.
Anyway, just wanted to share an update about my journey so far as a freelance artist. I promised myself to be more active on here and I think these quick updates might aid me in that matter. If you want more of these, feel free to leave a comment or like. I’ll greatly appreciate it.
Find me on Tumblr (brotherhumbledblog.tumblr.com) and hopefully, I can finish this year strong.