Open the app and check for recent likes or new followers
Scroll rapidly through feed
Stop briefly at image of a beautiful lake from inside a van. Assume the photographer has a perfect life
Stop briefly at a night street photo with 100k likes. Assume the photographer has a perfect life
Repeat on the Explore tab
Watch a few random mindless videos
Save a product ad for later
Post a new photo, regardless of quality (for ‘consistency’)
Switch over the Facebook
Scroll slowly through the first 5-10 images, adding a few comments
Check for recent posts from photographers, artists or friends you’re aiming to support and encourage
Respond to any new comments
Post a new photo only if it’s good, with some thoughts about the image and why you’re posting it
Go and make something, don’t check back in to see how many likes your image got
Method 1 probably keeps the algorithm happy.
I don’t know about you, but Method 2 keeps me more happy.