There is no doubt about it, instagram can open the way to some amazing opportunities for your blog, however constantly comparing yourself to others, worrying about stats and trying to portray the perfect instagram life is all hard work, is it really worth it?
Personally I enjoy all social media more when I’m posting stuff I enjoy and not worrying about the number of likes or followers I have.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave you’ll know half the problem with instagram is the algorithm and the other half the problem is people buying followers. I mean how sad to you have to be that you spend your hard earned cash on looking popular?! It’s beyond me!
I’ve noticed recently that some PR companies are really cracking down on people who have “fake” followers. Which is fantastic for those of us that actually work hard for our readers and engagement. I’ve seen many post about “micro influencers” having a better engagement with their following than some people with 25k followers. I know I’d rather have 100 people who are following my social media because they genuinely enjoy my content than 25k who don’t.
So don’t let the numbers get you down, enjoy your social media and post for you, not for likes.
Until next time.