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6 Dirty Little Habits that Creatives Need to Stop Doing on Instagram

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  1. Bethanne

    February 21st, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Pa-REACH it girl!!! Love this article of yours Megan!

  2. Megan Martin

    February 21st, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Hahh thanks girlfriend! ūüėČ

  3. Naomi

    February 21st, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Bravo!!!!!!!!

  4. Julie

    February 21st, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Loving this post! I cannot stand the follow/unfollow strategy. Crazy when people/brands do it multiple times too. It will pay off in the long run to be authentic.
    Mahalo!
    Julie

  5. Megan Martin

    February 22nd, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Agreed! ūüôā

  6. Dilia

    February 22nd, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been followed and unfollowed by the same account in a matter of hours. I see what they are doing but I’m just not taking the bait. I think people forget that while we may be sharing business content on Instagram, sometimes our accounts are personal in nature. For instance, I use my account to post recent work, pictures of my family, but also to follow up on what is going on in the lives of friends and family. Not only that, I like to be very intentional with Instagram, and actively engage with the accounts I follow. Regardless of how anyone uses Instagram, I think this is one post everyone should read.

  7. Megan Martin

    February 22nd, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    You’re so welcome! And I feel you!!! I use Instagram in the same way. Thank you for such a compliment! I would love for the madness to stop! ūüėČ

  8. Susie

    February 22nd, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you for writing this! I’m a newbie to blogging and instagram and when I figured out what this whole “robot” thing was I got so incredible discouraged. It felt slimy and wrong that folks were engaging that way. I have to admit it crossed my mind to try, I was thinking, is this the only way to grow my business and get more engagement? Came to the conclusion that even if it was the “only way” it would just be wrong for what my brand . Thanks!

  9. Jason

    February 28th, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Hmm, I tend to disagree to a certain extent. I used to go through specific hashtags related to my content and like hundreds of photos from relevant accounts. I view this as “knocking the door” and invariably I gain loyal followers who are genuinely interested in the content I produce. I now use a bot to do this as there are not enough hours in the day and I don’t know anyone who has ever been irritated by a few extra likes. I’m all for being authentic but I don’t think it’s fair to shame people for using a few tips and tricks to get ahead. I prefer to spend my valuable time developing quality content and interacting with my followers.

  10. Megan Martin

    February 28th, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you, Jason, for your insight! I appreciate you taking the time to give me your perspective. I agree that the likes aren’t hurting anything. The reason I am still not for it is because it comes off odd to me that a brand will like every single one of my photos, but won’t actually follow (which is how it cues me in that it is a bot service). That doesn’t come off as knocking on the door to me. It just rubs me the wrong way, but I get that we all have different perspectives! I truly don’t want to shame people, but really just shed some light on they can backfire.

  11. Beverly

    March 1st, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. I am on Instagram for my blog. I’ve noticed some strange followings and unfollowing going on. I figured it was some type of marketing thing. I even have had comments that didn’t make sense with what I posted. Your article helped me understand it all. I’m not in to fake and that takes the fun out of Instagram. I guess I don’t understand why people would really want to to that. For me, Instagram is just a fun way to see some creativity and family pictures.

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