Growing fast on Instagram?

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.

What do you think about this topic?


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  1. February 20, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    Ohja Instagram raubt(e) mir auch gerne mal den letzten Nerv – aber ich sehe es ähnlich wie du. Ich versuche mich erstmal nicht verrückt zu machen sondenr mich darauf zu besinnen warum ich es toll fand: um neue interessante Profile zu finden, inspiriert zu werden, neue Musthaves zu entdecken, neue Orte und Cafés zu finden usw … 🙂

    Vielleicht sind wir ja einfach naiv aber ich hoffe dass es nach dieser ganzen Über-Sättigung wieder zurück zu den Wurzeln geht…


  2. February 20, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Da triffst du gaub ich den nerv von vielen. Ich stimme dir da vollkommend zu, mein Account ist klein und bleubt es wahrscheinlich- in letzter zeit habe ich das Gefühl meine Bilder werden kaum noch gesehen, dafür aber geschätzt von denen, die es sehen. Ich sehe soviele Accounts mit tausenden Followern und denke mir manchmal- warum ? Wo kommen die her 😉 Na ja, ich glaube man kann mitschwimmen oder es lassen- ich lasse es und versuche mich nicht zu ärgern. Auch wenn es manchmal verdammt schwer fällt 😉
    Love Tascha

  3. February 19, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    I decided to look at the social media in the same way as at the stock market. Never invest only in one platform. Diversify and put your time and effort only when the majority is dropping. Read when you see others are posting less. I’m holding my insta stocks/posts now. Omg I just realized how clever it was for me to study finance and stock market.


  4. February 19, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    Ein super toller Look! Das Kleid sieht ja richtig toll aus und die Farbe gefällt mir auch sehr gut :-*

    viele liebe Grüße
    Melanie /

  5. February 19, 2018 / 9:01 am

    I really loved reading your article! This is the same way I´m trying to grow my Instagram. I also tried this follow/unfollow method but it doesn´t make anything better. Why would you want followers who aren´t interacting with your content because they don´t like it? It looks like you have bought fake followers. Why would you want followers who only follow you because you followed first?
    I hope Instagram changes its algorithm again and makes it easier for people who don´t do this follow/unfollow thing.
    Love, Alexandra

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