Instagram???

I have been developing my Instagram presence. I know rhat it is a strange animal and I am at a bit of a loss to understand it although as a visual artist. I do love it’s ease and immediacy. Today I posted a piece that was almost finished and it quickly got likes. This idea of likes is such a whimsical thing. I love this painting but why is this one so popular? How do we judge our own work. It is such a difficult task especially when my creative joy is so intuitive. I love this image and the contrasting colors but what is it that attracts likes. This  obsession is an issue but it is also great to know what attracts people’s gaze. I wish I knew ( or knew how to get Google to explain it to me) why people choose to hit like. For me it is such an intuitive act. I like that…click❤️ Or no and move on. Such a space of instant response…perhaps I should paint more people but right now I am loving owls so I will not compromise. The question remains…how do I build my tribe and find the people who resonate with me? I am attempting to navigate these platforms and sometimes feel as though I am succeeding and other times I wish I had a younger mind. I do know that different age groups are attracted to different platforms. So much to learn. Did they like my picture because it was good or because I photographed it on a quirky angle? Is it the quality of the painting or the ability to be different as most of my paintings are rectangles rather than interesting angles. I would love some help with this. I have learnt that  #cute or #beautiful are trending. I am so not good at this but let’s play…suggestions appreciated.

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