Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse

24 Notes on Instagram

Not a thorough post… more like sticky notes…

  1. Growing from 0 to 100 feels like a slog
  2. Growing from 100 to 150 still feels like a slog
  3. When you’re near 200, going beyond feels really fast
  4. Growing to 350 feels like a lot of work
  5. Growing 50–100 users per week is doable provided you post regularly
  6. At 150 followers, you’ll start getting bombarded with tons of spam messages
  7. Growing at a good clip means at least 10–15 posts a day
  8. Posting fewer than 10 posts will lead to a net negative
  9. Posting more than 20–30 posts a day will yield a net positive
  10. Using the right hashtags will far beat out any posts with few and/or unpopular hashtags
  11. Definitely use more than 10 hashtags per post … 20–30 is ideal
  12. Posting original content at 20–30 posts/day if it’s not a full-time commitment will deplete you
  13. If you can’t post 20–30 original posts/day, #repost
  14. If you edit too many posts within a short time frame on the same day, expect captions to be disabled on your account the next day
  15. Most followers will thank you for a repost
  16. Some followers will promote you for a repost
  17. Posting in the mornings will yield more likes
  18. Getting into a posting rhythm is fun … if you can commit to the timesuck
  19. Posting on a large variety of topics will make a very time-consuming and arduous growth in followers
  20. Using the right niche hashtags makes all the difference
  21. Finding niche tags means following the hashtags rabbit hole
  22. After posting hundreds of pictures, you’ll notice the fragile and vapid existence of social media
  23. Everybody is doing the same thing, hence, all the spam
  24. #moodygrams are awesome