I save every story i've ever posted to ig. if you don't, i recommend you start now.
every once in a while (usually on flights) i'll just scroll back in my camera roll and see how much my style has changed. not just from improvements in photography, but more general, including the type of content i'll post, the layout, and even the font.
some of the changes i consciously make like when i added hearts to all of my photos while others start off as a one off post like throwing the banana peel at a cone and because it's well received i continue to post similar content. it's an ever evolving aspect that grows with me.
at the end of the day, whether you think about it this way or not, the content you're posting in your stories and in your feed is as much for you and your memories as it is for everyone who spend time watching or looking at them. in a world where attention is such a scarce resource with every app vying for even the smallest slice you want to keep changing, differentiating, and improving your style to make it as entertaining as possible.
i spent this flight to brazil swiping through my past photos. some types of posts i no longer do like posting a picture at a restaurant or a recording of a concert which, thinking back, i think i did as more of a flex showing cool parts of my life.
some posts are brand new, like the quick videos of the places i'm exploring. some posts have just evolved, like my obsession from corn to strawberries to bananas or the format in which i post artistic photos which went from unedited, to square, to white background, to adding in a heart, to full screen, and now trying full screen with text.
while some themes have been consistent since 2016 and are just here to stay like tequila and sunrises (not the drink tequila sunrise though cause that s**t sucks).
swipe for some of my favorite recurring themes in my strories
- sounding like charlie day
- being in sae
- going to temple too often
- call me maybe
- red power rangers
in frame: @woodeedi