Indie WYSIWYG: How I Fixed My Instagram Problem by Alex Kearney

There’s a saying in the indieweb community: manual until it hurts. Don’t automate what you’re doing until it’s so painful that you’re compelled to automate. It’ll take time to maintain the code that’s replacing your manual–software rots.

This is a very subjective principle. What hurts one person is painless to someone else. The problem with this ideology for me: I’m lazy. If it’s not easy, it’s agony.

Same. Manual until it hurts meant that the the process, time and effort of posing content often took longer than the creation of the content.