For example, there are people who…
Like 25 of my pictures and then unfollow me.
Follow and unfollow me within an hour which is a very short frame for me to have even got to my notifications because I’m not on instagram 24-7.
Like each and every one of my photos, everyday but not follow me.
Constantly follow and unfollow me every day of the week. I’ve had huge bloggers do this to me too, so it’s a bit strange to me. I also followed back a few and they still unfollowed. (Lol)
Have thousands of followers and still get the same amount of likes that I do while here I am constantly having mass unfollow attacks, if I may call them that.
I find some of these instances really disrespectful because as a blogger I’m trying to grow my brand just as much as anyone else and sure I haven’t reached the peak of success as some of these people may have but I sure as hell am not doing anything to spam their page or annoy them in anyway. I have specifically unfollowed a couple of people who constantly do this and it would show up in my activity tab. A “famous” blogger was always following people in chunks of ten or more and I had to hit that “unfollow” on her.
That being said, I do a lot of annoying things on instagram too.
I’ll post a picture and 5 minutes later I’ll decide I don’t like it and delete it. I’ll post it again after half an hour or so after re-editing.
I’m also notorious for deleting photos off my feed that I think don’t fit in anymore and maybe repost them from time to time. Some people swear by “not using old photos on their feed” but personally, I do it sometimes and I think it’s nice to give a picture its recognition which it didn’t get back when I posted it because I had very few followers. And sometimes, I just don’t have anything to post.
Often I’ve noticed that my instagram comments start looking identical on many different posts and that’s totally not on purpose but it’s something I struggle with. I feel like I am more expressive on my keyboard and when I’m commenting on blog posts than on instagram. I can’t get myself to comment more than a couple of words and sometimes I’ll go with “Cute” and “Pretty”. It’s not that I don’t think they’re cute and pretty (let’s be honest, I follow people with some killer feeds) but more often than not I find myself at a loss of words to comment which is pretty unusual for me because I always have so many thoughts and opinions.
I’ve decided to take it easy and do instagram my way. I think sticking to a strict set of rules is never going to work for every one of us out there. So I think finding what works best for me is my goal right now.
So have you experienced anything I talk about in this post? If you have any ways to deal with these particular things, I’d really appreciate if let me know below :)