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Don't work for likes

With the year 2017 finished behind us and 2018 starting, I see a lot of "best nine" post from photographers and artists alike. Last year that was something I did too, something I did actually care about. This year, with my experiences not only with social media but also from real life I don't care for this stuff anymore.

So many things nowadays come down to, how many likes did this post get on Facebook, how many likes did my pizza get on Instagram and so on and so forth, that we forget to focus. Focus on the real things that matter. Nothing is more meaningless than a Facebook or Instagram like, because so many things can affect this "rating". From weird, ever changing algorithms that hide your post from people, to time of posting, over local holidays to spam and follower bots. Using Likes as a measure is ultimately flawed.

What we should instead focus on is the comments a work of art or actually any message gets. If someone stops from scrolling through their fe…

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