Hey y'all. I need a few minutes from anybody who's reading this.
What do you guys think of me and Srishti (@thegreymetaphor) starting a page on Instagram?
There's already lots of pages curating content from Instagram to Instagram; as well as people finding content of well established writers and making it accessible on Instagram. But not really a platform, where they exclusively curate from Mirakee onto an Instagram feature page. (Except for the Official account of Mirakee on Insta, others we're not aware of.)
We've been seeing a lot of content that is so good here, but it seldom gets appreciated the way it should. Appreciation is never the primary reason for writing ofcourse, but we'll just like to do our part for our selfish love for poetry! (Given, the writer has expressed their consent, ofcourse. That'd always be asked.)
We really need you guys' feedback! Would you like it? Would you be interested and willing to lend support? Please let us know in the comment section below! This community means so much to us, and there are also a few reasons why we were considering starting this venture - 1. Our reading habits have drastically reduced on Mirakee, this might just push us to get us back on track -- be the avid readers we always wanted to be. 2. We want the time that we spend on Instagram to feel more fruitful. 3. There is no greater joy than appreciating and sharing poetry that we love just for our own sake! 4. Lastly, this is not intended to put any individual or platform down. In no way do we want to take the control in our hands. It's just for the sole purpose of appreciating the good poetry that often gets unnoticed due to various reasons.
The criteria for features: Structurally, none at all! Prose, poetry, stories. However long or short. Anything and everything that's creative/fresh/insightful/original/witty/has good imagery etc etc qualifies! In no way does it have to be popular enough, or concentrated around hot-topics only. The idea is to give a platform that appreciates quality content, without any other constraints.
We're yet to even decide anything. We haven't thought of a name, nothing about the theme, how will we work it out on Mirakee here or on Instagram, or if we'd need a separate account here too. We first wanted to know how the community here feels about it. And if you'd trust me and Srishti enough as the readers.
Feel free to ask us anything about this, if you have queries. We'd appreciate it so so so much if you let us know. Drop a at the very least, we'd take that as validation for our attempt!
Love and regards, Srishti and Hayat.
If you can, share this so it reaches more people, will ya? :D