I know that I’ve been talking a lot about Instagram on the blog lately, but it is something I have been working on, and it has actually been kind of exciting for me. I’ve been trying new methods, I’ve been focusing on building a community instead of my numbers, basically, it has been great. While numbers are not important, figuring out why you aren’t growing IS important, and I’ve broken in down into three reasons why I didn’t follow you on Instagram.
I don’t feel inspired
One of the biggest reasons I didn’t follow you on Instagram is because I didn’t feel inspired by your feed. As people, we tend to focus a lot on how something makes us feel. We love ice cream because it makes us feel good, we listen to music because we enjoy it, and we get inspired by pictures because we like them. When I’m inspired, I create my best content, and I find myself more motivated to create.
Your posts look like every other post
Having been on social media for quite a few years now, I notice that a lot of accounts almost look the same. Going on the same trips, wearing the same outfits, using the same quotes from Legally Blonde. Side note: Not that there is anything wrong with my girl Elle Woods. People think you need to fit into a certain mold to get anywhere in life, and Instagram is no exception to that misconception. Another reason I didn’t follow you on Instagram is that you were trying to fit in. You can’t get anywhere in life by pretending to be someone your not, so create content that you love.
Your photos may not be great
Hi, it is your resident blogger who has no photography background. When I say your photos aren’t great, maybe the quality isn’t there. As we all know, photography is a skill that you develop over time. Maybe your shots are blurry, maybe they all look the same, maybe you just haven’t found your style yet. If you’re struggling to figure this out, search for inspiration on Instagram and save some photos that you like. *Side Note #2: Do not copy someone’s photos, ever. If someone didn’t follow your Instagram account, it might be time to reevaluate your feed.