Comment pods are like security blankets. They give you a false sense of security that you’re getting “engagement”. In a previous article I wrote about why comment pods can actually be hurting you versus helping you and for those of you I’ve talked to directly … I sensed a nervousness in letting it go.
That’s ok. Because up until today comment pods are all you had. Back in 2016 when the algorithm changed Comment Pods was one of many tactics to help grow your account. That said what the general masses do not know is there it’s just one tactic. There are so many other ways for you to engage in Instagram so here’s a list of twenty for you to consider.
A post shared by ? sooper doopers ? (@maggielovesorbit) on Do you have a list of your favorite 100 accounts? I started to write down names of people who I needed to stay connected with. Simply because their photos were not always coming up in my field. Another way is I have a “Best friends” collection in my Instagram. And on my laptop I have a folder bookmarked in case I’m using my laptop to visit accounts. I make sure I visit their accounts weekly to catch up with their posts. Do this regularly and show up and they will show up for you too.
Meeting your friend’s friends. Visit a friend’s account. If there is a photo you love and an active conversation … look to see who’s name displays -that’s typically a mutual friend or a friend that is their bestie. Click over to that account and interact with that person. It’s been easier for me to meet new people through existing connections.
As I write and share this article I also want to remind us all not to take Instagram personally. It will never replace face to face interactions.
And one day this might all be gone. Remember My Space?
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