1. November 29, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    I completely agree, and think you have given some really great advice. I don’t have a huge following on IG, and I’m OK with that. I’d rather have a smaller number and more engagement. Your outfit is beautiful, by the way. I love that purse!

  2. November 29, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Preach!! A famous beauty blogger just did a video on exactly this! I think it’s so important that people are paying attention to this. I’m not in any comment pods, but I participate in like threads, but it’s all with other bloggers who actually care about the post and would like it anyway. I think like threads are huge for community, especially since Instagram’s algorithm severely limits who actually sees posts. For example, my best friend doesn’t show up in my feed at all, but you bet I want to like every photo of hers. The only way I can like her photos is if it’s brought to my attention in a like group or by going to her profile.

    • November 29, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      I totally agree, the threads I joined (I think I’m in a couple with you :)) are from bloggers in my niche, many of whom I do follow and they follow me too. For my best Friends, they’re the only people I have notifications on for, otherwise they’d never show up on my feed. It’s a shame to see bought followers and likes though, it doesn’t gain much in the long run.

  3. November 29, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I’m so happy I saw this! I’ve been feeling a bit down about my IG account because it’s been so stagnant and it seems like everyone else is getting so much more likes/comments and new followers. I don’t have as many sponsored posts and I’ve been wondering if I need to “play the game” to get more engagement. Now, I’m feeling better about not resorting to buying engagement and followers.

  4. November 29, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Yes to all of this! I also participate in like threads, if only to help bump my posts in the feeds for the smaller hashtags that I use so I can get some exposure as a new and still small blogger. But like a few mentioned, it’s with other bloggers who would most likely like it anyway if they actually saw it in their feed! It drives me crazy seeing people buy followers/likes and getting a ton of sponsored opportunities, while those with a lower follower count but higher engagement get pushed aside. It’s not all about numbers!

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