My Instagram use lasted a bit longer after I deleted my Facebook account. I eventually tired of Instagram as it became an algorithm-churn of “memes,” reposts of Tiktok posts, and the basic suggested content (crafts, slime, and supposedly “satisfying” posts, “asmr” etc) no matter how many times I told IG that “I’m not interested in this.” Well, I downloaded my archives and deleted my account.
I had wanted to do something with my posts. For a while, I had hoped that Mastodon (probably Pixelfed) would provide a method to import from IG. Or at least backdate posts so that I could at least post some of my favorite IG posts with the correct date.
So my next best solution was to spin up a WordPress site and work on a script to parse the archive and import it. That way, I can continue to post new content when I feel up to it. And an eventual goal would be to enable the ActivityPub plugin to connect it to the Fediverse.