I’ve been a way for a while. But I haven’t missed much. Even though I’ve been inundated with commercial copywriting work these last couple of years, I’ve still being watching events from afar, you know, like those evil Martians who ended up not being able to stomach our climate. Speaking of which, I’m pretty hungry as of now. Anyway, I’ve been keeping tabs on new trends. I had to, anyway, because somehow or another, it ends up being interrelated with my going client work.
And you know, I’ve been missing some of my pet projects for a long long time. Fortunately, the day kept growing closer and closer. As my health started to improve and I became more organized with my paid work, I could start planning some of my own writing projects. I went to my WordPress blog and made a short announcement that I’m back. I made sure that my Facebook friends got the message right away.
But with Instagram, it was a case of starting off on a clean page. I hadn’t registered for an account just yet. But okay, it only took me a few minutes to do a brief profile, and I put out a quick message that, hey, I’m the new kid on the block. I was very lucky. You have no idea how many followers I collected within just two days. It all happened so fast. One night when I was surfing the net, I noticed something strange on my Instagram platform. Turns out the followers I bought were really cheap Instagram followers.
Here, let me explain. I didn’t even notice, but it turns out that the service provider I was working with was running a seasonal special. It happens when you buy stuff from people on the internet. It can happen to you too if you’re brave enough to follow. Be prepared to spend a few bucks along the way because, you know, nothing is really for free these days. One moment I had bought fifty followers, and the next thing I knew, I had one hundred and fifty followers added to my account.
I rubbed my eyes. Checked if I was still awake. I checked in a couple of days later, and there they were. They were still there. On my way back from the doctor, I bumped into this guy at the coffee shop. He asked me one or two questions about my mission on Instagram. Asked me what I did about my profile page. And did I post anything yet? I answered dutifully and truthfully. Turns out the service provider is enjoying some sort of loose affiliation with Instagram.
And the guys at Instagram seem to like my credentials. Well, they’re not really guys. They’ve got, like AI intelligence. And the guy at the coffee shop explained further how it all works. I’m so excited. I said I was a Martian watching things. Doesn’t look like I was really paying enough close attention.