Some tips for when the app feels overwhelming
Wonderful tips,Katie! I only recently realized that saving posts to a folder is a possibility and have been enjoying playing with this feature. Apparently you can collaborate with friends by creating a folder you can share too.
I love how you compare reading Instagram to a magazine! That's the kind of experience I try to keep while browsing. Too often I'll catch myself browsing from some misguided sense of necessity, that I "have to" engage. I want to always feel uplifted, unhurried, and inspired by whatever content I do choose to see. I'm going to start imagining I'm reading a magazine now, too!
I love your tips, Katie! Especially the one about saving posts to a folder. I'd never thought to do that before. I have to remind myself that social media can be a wonderful opportunity to connect and feel inspired and that it's how I use it (doomscrolling!) that needs to change. Obviously the ads etc don't help, but there's much we can do to make IG enjoyable again 😊