Sometimes, I like to mix and match it to keep them interested. I do this for my own benefit too. Otherwise, I discipline myself to keep up a regular posting regime. It does not need to be more than a few lines and just one snapshot a day. Or in my case, every other day.
Due to the sheer scale of a social media (SM) network like Instagram, I find that oftentimes paying to get Instagram followers on to my platform is a good option. This is not so much for appearance’s sake nor is it to claim bragging rights. I misunderstood the concept in the beginning and today I can state quite categorically that when followers drift away (and this is quite normal, so no need to fear this) I will be a little concerned.
But it is not owing to any form of vanity and the disappointment of all of a sudden not being the most popular guy around.
It is also obligatory practice if you want to keep up a loyal following that you do a bit of following yourself. If you are new to social media work on Instagram, then this will be a good learning curve for you. You watch and observe how the experienced campaigners are getting it right on any given day. In time, and this too without the actual buying of followers and likes, you’ll be learning to make up your own mind on the merits of their posts and why it’s managed to fetch so many likes.
The Instagram platform also allows you to engage as interactively as possible with your followers and those that you are following. It refers back to what I was saying in the beginning. I like to mix and match. I would not wish to be bored, and I certainly do not want to lose followers owing to boring them. So, every other day, I will be surprising them with a different medium. If it’s not a photo today, it could very well be a video recording of an eventful afternoon during which I narrate and share what I happened to see.
Rewardingly, search engine algorithms are now tracking the posting and quality of your Instagram photos. A good thing, really. Especially if, like me, you are no IT expert. Much as I love my photographic habits, I’m certainly no pro in that area either. Fortunately, the Instagram software tools make light work of editing and such.
Finally, I should just add something on the use of hashtags. It’s a practice I’ve managed easily enough because inasmuch as it is commercially necessary at times, I’m never in favor of over-exuberance. It’s like a badly polluted river with only dead fish in it. There’s a rank smell about it. And for your readers it’s distracting to the eye.
Wow! I’ve pretty much managed to squeeze in a lot of what I wanted to say. And to think that I wanted to add so much more.