Instagram. Follow then unfollow

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I have a personal and business account. My personal is private and I only follow ppl I know and allow ppl I know to follow me and my followers remain pretty stagnant because of that. Which is my preference because I don’t want just anybody to have access to my personal because I post personal pics. 

But, my business one is public. I use it for promotion and I do pay attention to the follower account. It constantly fluctuates because many other business accounts follow and then unfollow because they follow as a way to say “hey, check out my page!” Not as a way to add my content to their feed because they don’t care about my content. They are advertising themselves thru following pages. Same with ‘likes’ and spammy self-promoting comments that I always delete. 

However, I have followers who are interested in what my business offers and those ppl are usually stable followers. 

I can’t say that I care about my followers on my personal because my goal is to actually minimize who has access to the content I post there. But I definitely care about my business account because engaged followers = sales. 

Post # 17
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I unfollow people who post things that annoy me. Perhaps some of your followers didn’t like your posts.

Post # 18
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I really don’t care or really notice if anyone unfollows me on Instagram. It’s just not important.

Post # 19
573 posts
Busy bee

I always wonder why people unfollow my dogs instagram page…🤔 He’s so cute! Lol

Post # 20
6883 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

And this matters how? 

Post # 21
1711 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I do have instagram, but can’t say I have ever paid attention to anyone following then unfollowing me, so I can’t say I’m bothered by it. The concept of “follow for follow” is known to me, but I’ve never personally followed an account with the expecation of being followed in return. 

Post # 22
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I don’t have enough time in the day to worry about who unfollowed me or why

Post # 23
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I guess I will never understand clicking through a thread on a topic that doesn’t interest me so I can let everyone know it doesn’t interest me. 

Post # 24
9806 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I have a fairly sizable IG following, of that only probably 10% to 20% is people I know in the real world, the rest largely are people who follow the same hobby as I or are random people who idk why they follow me. I’ve never noticed people following and unfollowing though I’m sure they do but even if I noticed I probably wouldn’t care since I generally don’t know most of them.

I have friends who track who follows and unfollows so they can not follow anyone not following them but I can’t be bothered to put that much effort into something that really doesn’t matter to me. 

If it matters to you apparently there are apps that will let you track that. Couldn’t begin to tell you the names but I’m sure if you search you can find it.

ETA: On a personal level I’ve unfollowed people and pages because things they like have started showing up on my explore and it’s things I don’t want to see like crime scene photos or gory medical pictures. 

Post # 25
1005 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think a lot of those accounts are spam. They go through and follow/unfollow accounts regularly. I don’t think it’s an actual “real person” unfollowing you when you see a drop or increase in numbers like that.

Post # 26
178 posts
Blushing bee

Maybe they follow you and then realize they aren’t interested enough? Never ordered something online and then sent it back? 

Post # 27
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

To answer the question, yes I have Instagram, and no it doesn’t annoy me when people unfollow. I really don’t care. I use Instagram for fun, to post stuff I want to post, to see what people are up to, or look at interesting stuff, and that’s it.

Post # 28
545 posts
Busy bee

I have requests all the time from random people that try to follow me. Im guessing they do that so I will follow them back and then they can unfollow me. I never follow or add anyone I don’t know though, so I could be wrong. 

Post # 29
95 posts
Worker bee

I have an app. Go through it maybe three times a week. It’s called insta followers. Can even track who blocks you! 

Post # 30
661 posts
Busy bee

I always assume it’s because they weren’t ready to handle 62 pictures a week of my pets in various charming poses. My instagram is a work of art, not everyone can appreciate it.

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