Everyone says what you need to do to improve your craft is to practice. So I started an Instagram a few months ago to get myself to post consistently. I would be able to see myself improve by looking back at my earlier work.
While I have been able to get that, there are some other things I've learned as well.
There's a great artistic community on Instagram
I've "met" several other artists now and everyone is so supportive. Everything I post, people chime in with wonderful comments. Their support encourages me to continue drawing. There are times at work where I'm itching to get back to drawing (although maybe that's a bad thing). With so much hate going around in other parts of the world, it's great to be a part of a community that is overwhelmingly positive.
People are so talented
It's very inspiring to see all the different kinds of art out there. Some people have been drawing their whole lives. Some people (like me) are just getting started. Either way, having all of that creativity around me is really exciting.
With all the good, I think there's also a dark side to Instagram. I'll talk about that more another time.