Today on Style Galaxy Chartspace let’s do it for the Gram.
In a 21st century social world, it is hard, not to like the entertainment of social media particularly Instagram. I love to see beautiful inspirational photos, stylish looks of all shapes.
I can’t get enough of the extraordinary imagery on some of the pages I have seen, after years on Instagram with thinking of likes and followers I gave up and stopped worrying myself. Some things are not worth the drama.
Back before the days of the algorithm, shadow banning and whatever the hell was happening Instagram was a lot easy to get engagement and people stood a good chance of gaining organic followers. However, the story is different today, too many changes and updates from Instagram I have lost count. monetization platform for fashion, beauty and lifestyle influencers.
Reasons I stopped stressing:
I have never been one of those bloggers who has gained popularity from Instagram followers, same goes for making thousands of money on Instagram like I have read stories and watched so many interviews. I still don’t know how people do it. I have come to an understanding that brands and advertisers have a specific face and type of bloggers they are looking to do business with. Don’t get me wrong, I have joined so many monetization platforms for fashion, beauty and lifestyle influencers. I have applied hundreds of times to work with brands and never got anything that I can actually brag of.
The frustration to gain 100 followers organically:
Too many do’s and don’ts of growing organic followers and gaining likes, engagement is at the lowest point these days, don’t use too many hashtags, don’t post too many photos in a day because people will unfollow you. As if that is not enough you ‘ve got to spend hours every day commenting on people’s posts with the hope they return the same favour to your page.
As the Instagram algorithm change frequently and impact users engagement, it’s stressful and can sometimes be time wasting.
I have read too many posts on how to grow your followers watched too many Youtube tips and one thing I noticed is everybody is just repeating the same thing all over again. This is so annoying.
I care about my Instagram page. However, I am taking back control not to stress about growing or losing followers and likes.
Interacting with other users on Instagram, this is something I do regularly when I am online or on Instagram: however, some Instagram users will never interact with anyone.
It doesn’t matter how best you caption your photo or what you post.
This is the reality of social media.
My focus now is to continue to work on a quality content for this blog that I owned. Instagram is not the end game. I have seen pages with millions of followers get deleted or hacked.
IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY YOUR INSTAGRAM LIKES AND FOLLOWERS DONT MATCH.
What I have noticed with some accounts with millions of followers, their likes don’t match the number of followers they have. It is not that they bought fake followers, it is the Instagram changes affecting the page growth.
A clear example:
I recently advertised my page on another fashion page with 1.4 million followers, guess what? I only got 800 likes and 2 comments. Their engagement was a big let down. Oh, I did not get any followers from the advert.
I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL INSTAGRAM PAGE WITH SO MANY CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT I AM NOT GAINING NEW FOLLOWERS INSTEAD I AM LOSING FOLLOWERS.
If what you have been thinking is similar to what I have mentioned here.
Well, this my blogger’s tips for you:
Don’t worry about your likes or followers, post what every suit you.
Another thing you need to be happy about is losing followers can be a good thing for you because having thousands of followers with poor engagement is bad.
If you are planning to grow 1 million followers soon, think again because of the current Instagram updates. You have got to come up with “plan B”. Whatever the hell that means.
If you find your self constantly watching Youtube videos on how to bypass Instagram algorithm and gain more followers quickly. Relax, relax, what will be will be.
Put your focus on another channel instead of Instagram only. Recently @fashionbombdaily Instagram page was taken down with no explanation they were at 1.3million followers. Read it here
Remember that having millions of followers does not guarantee you fame or paid collaborations with brands
If you find any on my tips helpful, follow me on Instagram and let’s connect @thestylegalaxy.
“I care about my Instagram page. However,
I am taking back control not to stress about growing or losing followers and likes.
If I wake up to find only 2 likes and 1 followers’ left, I will still be grateful to the Universe “.
“What would you do if your Instagram page disappeared tomorrow? It’s a question most fashion bloggers and style influencers who have built a business worth thousands from social media should think of. That happened to @FashionBombDaily already”
PHOTOGRAPHY // JENNIFER. O
STYLING // SOPHIA OSHODIN
MAKE-UP SOPHIA OSHODIN