Okay, so I have finally decided to give up on creating Insta reels.
Not because I can’t.
Rather because it is distracting.
Creating a video requires a lot of effort. And a lot of screen time. Which is not the best use of my time.
Also, as I thought deeper, even if my reels get viral, even if I become a great influencer because of reels, even if each reel of mine hits a million views, I am encouraging mini content which anyway has very little impact for inducing change in viewers. Especially on a platform like Instagram where everything is designed to make you waste your time and kill your attention, I want to be someone who actually makes people NOT waste their time by creating text-only images.
The best part? They can be scheduled through Facebook Creator instead of actually installing the app.
So maybe yes, reels are trending. However, I am way happy with working on LinkedIn and Twitter, while creating text-only pics on Instagram. Instead of working on “virality”, I’ll work on my originality and let my tribe fall in love with who I really am – a words girl, not a video girl 🙂