I often think about how real Instagram really is. But it never bothered me as much as now. I always try to be true to myself. If I don’t like something I don’t like it. That’s it. Nothing to add here.
But maybe staying true to yourself isn’t the way to get noticed on IG. The new algorithm made it so hard for me to get noticed from anyone but a small group of people.
A way to avoid the new algorithm is by following people who aren’t inspiring at all, liking bad content and comment under low-quality photos.
But where is the realness behind it all?
Yes, of course. All that gives you a lot of attention. And of course that’s what you want as a blogger, isn’t it?
The worst of all is: I’m part of the system.
After trying to run away from this business for so long I’m finally taking part.
I couldn’t take it anymore. I really love blogging. I love the content creation. Being my own photographer, stylist, model, editor, make-up artist. There is nothing more to say. I really love it.
But when you put long working hours in one single photo, writing a blog post and searching for wonderful and inspiring Instagram accounts you also want to be appreciated. At least a bit.
A colleague of mine just started an Instagram account. He follows hundreds of people daily. And some follow back. The others are deleted by him after a couple of days or hours.
I was curious and looked a his stats. His daily follower average is about six times as high as mine.
I was upset. I tried it for a while but it doesn’t felt right.
I shut myself off for so long. And I was wondering: was it wrong to act like that? Should I’ve done the same earlier to grow as fast as possible?
And the answer is a clear “no”. It wasn’t wrong at all. I’m a very strict and focused person. Either I want something or I don’t. Either I like something or not. There is nothing in between. Only black and white…
So why should I change myself? Or my way of understanding the world (Instagram included)?
I turned my back on those thoughts. I won’t change in this direction. I’m not going to follow anyone just to seek more attention.
But I decided to develop. To further myself. I’m taking even more time now. I want to find people which really enjoy my content and people which inspire me.
I added a few “discover” breaks to my daily routine. I click myself through tones of Instagram pages until I see something inspiring. It’s all about supporting the right. People who are great and try to generate wonderful content need to be supported.
I leave a comment and a few likes. And if I really think I’d like to see this on a daily basis in my feed I hit the “Follow” button.
Maybe my account grows slow. But at least it grows. And it grows to be wonderful in the end.
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