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10 Great Instagram Poets Who Are Worth Following

10 Great Instagram Poets Who Are Worth Following

Poetry is an artistic form of human language with its artistic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its theoretical and semantic content.  It consists of large literary works in which language is used in a manner that is felt by its user and audience to differ from ordinary style.

Modern day poetry is largely popular in the form of pictures thanks to the platforms like Instagram. If you use Instagram and love poetry, then you’re definitely on the right track. If you are a lover of poems and words, here are 12 poets you should definitely be following.

1. Tony Ciampa (@emolabs)

Tony Ciampa is a 22 year old student of Northeastern University of Boston. He has over 53k followers on Instagram. He generally features small sketches, with handwritten poems. He is also a writer of an interactive book #fourpartpoems.

2. K. Towne Jr (@k.towne.jr)

Towne Jr has over 16k followers on Instagram thanks to his poignant and catchy poetry. If you start following him, you may soon find yourself attaching a rhythm to his work. His Instagram contains mostly typed pieces, with the occasional drawing and collaboration with other artists.

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3. Lang Leav (@langleav)

Lang Leav is the author of best-selling books on Amazon like Love & Misadventure, Lullabies and Memories. Also, her book Lullabies, was 2014 winner of the Goodreads Choice award for poetry.

Lang has been featured in various publications including The Straits Times, The Guardian and The New York Times. She currently resides in New Zealand with her partner and fellow author Michael Faudet. Her poems are whimsical and feminine, ones that have helped her gain an international fanbase. It’s no surprise that she has over 212K followers in Instagram.

4. Nameless Poet (@anotherenglishpoet)

Nameless Poet is a unique style English poet. He generally express love and memories in an artistic way in his poems. Generally, his poems include some eye catching and artistic sketches as well. He has over 2.4k followers in Instagram.

5. R.M. Drake (@rmdrk)

Drake is an author of Miami New Book: Beautiful and Damned. We can say he is one of the innovator of the whole #instagrampoet movement. He is a Floridian who has 1.5 million Instagram followers.

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His poems mainly reflect love, death and loneliness. An enthusiastic fan base, including many celebrities, allowed him to quit his day job (TV art director) and write full-time.

6. The Poetry Bandit (@the_poetrybandit)

The Poetry Bandit is a Canadian poet who features short poems portrayed as products of an antique typewriter. He has over 14k followers. His poetry mainly focuses on depression, recovery, and loss, and his words are both bittersweet and hopeful.

The beauty of his poetry lies in the super short pieces. In one of his posts he references “one line poems on Instagram.” He is very good playing with words in a small space.

7. Make Blackout Poetry (@makeblackoutpoetry)

This Instagram account represents an organization of the same name which is run by poet John Carroll. This account has over 52k followers on Instagram. If you’re a little more on the visual side, blackout poetry may be your choice.

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Blackout poetry is created by taking a page from a book, picking out a few words that create a new story, and blackout all the rest. The combinations that can be created are both breathtaking and surprising.

8. Adrian Hendryx (@adrianhendryx)

Adrian Hendryx is a Canadian writer who loves to write edgy poems. People say that her poems match with her look, who often sports a fedora, nose ring and black fingernail polish in photos on her feed. She has over 10k followers on Instagram.

9. Topher Writes (@topher_writes)

Author Topher Kearby not only posts poetic words, but also posts photos of his incredible artwork. Sometimes we can see the combination of his artwork and a poem into one, making it very eye-catching. He is the author of famous first poetry/art book Watercolor Words. He has over 27k followers on Instagram.

10. Atticus Poetry (@atticuspoetry)

Atticus writes mostly short poems and some of his best ones are just one or two lines. If you are fond of fantasy and fictions, this poet is certainly for you, as you’ll often find him mentioning dragons or castles in his work.

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He has over 205K followers in Instagram. His poetry is so inspiring that some people have gone as far as getting tattoos of his poems, as shown in many of his Instagram posts.

Featured photo credit: Pixabay via pixabay.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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