Today on my Instagram feed, one of the people I follow wrote how upset she was that her followers don’t interact with her when she visits and comments. If you don’t like her work, she asked to ‘unfollow’
As an artist, I do appreciate where she is coming from. She wants to share her art with the world and spread the love to fellow artists and wants the same love in return. I can’t help to feel offended. I’m a silent admirer, she’s a great artist. I do ‘like’ her work but I’m not a commenter. I have lots of things going on right now but that doesn’t mean I don’t like the work of those who I follow. Not everyone can afford the time to make a detailed comment back. I agree a simple thank you is appreciated but on a media like Instagram it’s tough to have that as an expectation.
Don’t forget the silent admirers.
PS – oh, I’ve decided to keep follower this Instagramer, regardless of how she feels, I like her work. If she feels offended if I don’t say anything, she can block me