To its owners, Instagram probably works exactly as intended: it has after all, been built first and foremost into a money making machine. But to me, as an independent content creator, Instagram is a highly dysfunctional platform.
Thereby, the amount of followers I have there, or dont have, has been mangled into almost complete irrelevance.
The amount of followers has very little to do with the quality of your content.
It is, unfortunately, all about the users obedience towards the senseless and valueless (other than money that is.) algorithms.
Unsurprisingly, I have very little interest in investing to an abusive and completely one-sided relationship.
My commitment towards content creation however, has never wavered an inch. To that, I will remain to be 100% committed.
If Instagram were to disappear tomorrow, it might actually bring along more good than bad things.
Having said this, I will continue to post my stuff primarily to insta, until something better comes along.
May that day arrive with haste!