My Instagram is truly one of a kind. Nobody was consistently making memes of older guys before I showed up. I got the idea of making Daddy Memes from the Instagram pics I would see on Twitter. Whenever I saw an IG pic on Twitter, it was usually a meme. The meme was usually clever and relevant to current events. It gave me the impression that Instagram was the place where lots of meme's are posted and I was right. I downloaded instagram, a meme generator, and made myself at home.
My memes would have to reflect my love for older guys without being corny or creepy. I wasn't going to caption things that made no sense to me. I don't know what it's like to be an older white man, but I damn sure know what its like to be a young black man. Young African American Culture aka Hip Hop is the driving force of "cool" for youth around the world. Older white guys are seen as the least cool people in the world. Why not take pictures of the least cool people and caption them with things the cool kids can relate to? I get to celebrate my admiration for older guys while adding my personality to the captions. Makes sense to me.
When I started posting pics, I was posting pics to turn me on. I'd add some fly caption to some sexy daddy pic and hope it got likes. I didn't notice the humor til I started getting compliments for being so funny. I was like what? A few days later I started to see the humor. I was sitting there trying to be sexy, and everyone's laughing. Fuck it. Keep em laughing.
The best part about Instagram for me is my growing fan base. I'm finally finding like minded people who are both smart and cool. The reception I've received from IG overall has been great. I post my pics on popular hash tags and get respect. Nobody gives a fuck that a gay black man is posting pics of old white guys. If they do, they haven't said it to my face. I doubt anyone thinks that deep about my page tho. It's not that serious.
I gotta give credit to the one asshole I ended up blocking. The way I handled that situation showed the strength of my fan base. My fans are ready to go in if someone gets disrespectful. That's love and shows just how cool they are. They're proud of who they are and they appreciate what I do. I think I might've finally found that group I've been looking for.
My Goal with Daddies Be Like is to create a place where people who like older guys can enjoy quality pics. We just love the daddies and enjoy the pics. No bullshit. We live in a time where being a Daddy Admirer isn't really accepted in society. It's seen as if something is wrong with you for being attracted to older guys. Daddies issues, financial issues, etc. It's never just "oh they like each other whoop whoop." I embraced my love for older guys and tuned out the haters. It's made me a better person.
If the 16 year old me could follow my Instagrams. He would've loved Daddies Be Like because of the cleverness behind it. @DaddiesBeLike is my mainstream page. That's where I post my latest Daddy Memes. You won't find any pictures too edgy here. It's more about humor. The pics posted on Daddies Be Like reach a larger audience but is my backup page, due to the success of my @DadsBeLike.
I turned up the sexy on Dads Be Like. Dads Be Like is my original Instagram page. My 2nd week on IG I got reported for posting a pornographic picture. Instagram didn't shut my page down, but they took away my ability to post pics on hashtags with more than 100,000 posts. Lesson Learned. With limited hashtag use in effect I had to change my focus. I turned up the sexy and went for the gay audience. Dads Be Like gained more followers than my other page pretty quick after that.
Then best part for me is clicking on a pic and seeing comments from people who admire the pics. You can't help but feel like you're not alone out there.
What the next 6 months have in store is anyone's guess, but I'm locked in. There's no way I'm stopping now. I've got more people to reach with my pictures. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got pictures to edit.