Don’t get me wrong, I used to love Instagram, I would post every day and actually be proud of the followers I would gain and the likes I would get. But, if you don’t live under a rock you would know that Instagram has changed its algorithm so it’s basically impossible to grow on it anymore.
This is not a great business move from Instagram from the consumer’s point of view, as so many people have given up on the social media platform as it is doing nothing for their business or brand. As a person who counts on social media to communicate with my readers and to get my work out there, I loved to post my pictures on Instagram and take the time to make it look reasonable. But, now I don’t personally see the point, I haven’t posted on my account for around 3 days and I haven’t lost any followers nor gained any either. You would normally expect to lose some because you haven’t posted in a while, this doesn’t make sense to me anymore.
I read blogs about “how to grow your Instagram” or “how to gain more loyal followers” and all the jazz but, none of these posts seem to help anymore. It’s all well and good saying that you should post during the most popular time of the day but, when your picture isn’t even getting shown on anyone’s feed for days, there is literally no point. That’s another thing, I follow some amazing people on Instagram who’s pictures I love, however, I never see them on my feed. This can be dishearting for my fellow bloggers as well.
Jumper – H&M
Nevertheless, I will more than likely never give up on it altogether, I do love insta stories over snapchat, and I do have some loyal followers who always like my pictures whenever I post. There are always some good things to come out of change, and that would be insta stories and the fact that businesses contact me to work with them through Instagram. This is the main platform where brands will reach out to collab with or send free products to try. Just like iDeal of Sweden who sent me one of their trendy phone cases, as you should always try and protect your phone.
If you like any of the cases from iDeal of Sweden use the discount code idealaw for 20% off, I mean doesn’t that sound amazing?
I really hoped you liked this blog post, and if you have any more luck with Instagram make sure to leave your tips down below!
Till next time x