Quite frankly, I do not know sometimes why it is called work. Because, to be quite honest with you, I really enjoy what I am doing. Back in the day, well, it was not too long ago, but my, my, time does seem to fly when you are enjoying yourself, I used to think that any daily grind otherwise known as an honest day’s work, would be a pain in the proverbial you know what. In fact, I used to feel guilty sometimes.
While I sit at a coffee shop table, poring over the morning’s papers, watching people rush off to the office, I used to have a pang or two of guilt. Because here I was, having the time of my life, always at ease, while others around me and passing by were huffing and puffing to get to work on time. I have to say now though, that this is still one of the most pleasing aspects of my work. I am able to give my reading eyes a small break.
No more reading, and no further internet research required. Because just by observing what I see happening around me, even if it appears mundane or routine, and usually there is always something new to see, I have my blog post for the day. I keep it regular to keep up with the (not so) demanding Instagram protocol. While I am out and about, I have switched my mobile to silent so that I can be focused and attentive.
But behind the scenes, my Instagram account is still at work. While I’m doing my most enjoyable work, not even with pen and paper to hand, Instagram buy followers and likes is keeping me in the picture. You see, while I’ve been perceptively inactive, I needed to keep the platform going if you will. The perception is created that my last post, and sometimes this could have even been sent two or three days ago, was only sent out a moment ago.
I do not know what it is about people these days. Maybe I should not blame them. I wish I did understand, but they are always in so much of a rush. And by the time they are on Instagram, they’re only picking up the latest threads. So, I like to think that by me buying my followers and likes is a rather smart move. The reason why I may not have posted for two, three days, may have something to do with my Friday night shut down.
And then I only switch on again by late Monday afternoon. Then again, that is not quite true. During this so-called lapse, I am still checking in and out of Instagram, only this time I am doing some following (and liking) of my own. This is necessary. It is the least you can do; given that you are being supported. You need to support those folks too, those that have been loyal to you as followers.