For my final project, I think I would like to continue on with my social media project. For this project, I chose to do an Instagram of my poetry. In order to push this project forward, I have to decided to post more stories on the account (and then have them put in a ‘Story Highlight,’ so this way they last longer than a usual story, and are accessible after the usual 24 hour period). In addition, I have changed the profile picture on the account, to freshen it up a little bit. I have contemplated about making two actual posts a day (maybe one earlier in the day, one later in the day) but I’m not sure if that would make it better or if it would be too much posting. In addition, I have decided to use more hashtags, and instead of just using hashtags related to coffee or poetry, I have added hashtags that reflect on the poem itself. Examples of this: if it’s a love poem, I would put #love. If it’s a poem about growth, I would put #growth. I think this could help me reach a larger audience, which is the end goal.
I chose to pursue this project because I have really enjoyed doing it. It has made me bolder in posting my poetry. Before this project, I had been too afraid to put my work out into the ‘real world’ (beyond sharing my work in classes). For now, my poetry account is mostly anonymous, as I’ve never put my name on anything. I’m thinking about making a few more changes to the account (maybe no longer be anonymous? but maybe that’s part of the appeal). Also, maybe once the weather turns nicer again, I would like to post with more outdoor backgrounds. Lately, I’ve been setting with pictures out my window or with my plants, but it’s not really the same.