I’ve been using Instagram for years… pretty much from day one…
It’s was great watching all the people posting amazing images and showing of what they was doing in a way that no other site had been doing.
Images got likes and each person had its real following in its own style, niche..
Everyone had a voice, everyone could be just who they wanted to be. okay there was a few restrictions and Instagram kept an eye on the naughty side.
As the years have gone on it’s become restrictive in ways that we don’t realise. We only don’t realise this because Instagram has taken it up-on it’s self to use it’s algorithm to put pay to getting seen in any way shape or form unless instagram feels you deserve it. or that you tick ever box it want you to.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking into where and what’s best to get yourself and images seen and noticed. Paid or free.
It’s looking like social media is now making it more like antisocial media! It’s killing its self off by doing all it can to so called be the best! Why if a site calls its self social would you stop people for doing exactly that.
I’ve tried everything to get a following used a number of different pages even posted images that have on other sites got tens of thousands of views and like yet on social media got just under 100 views and maybe 30 likes.
This to me isn’t worth my investment at all. I’ve paid for and done free posts and got nothing in return.
To me it’s seems that a number of people are coming away from the platforms and putting the money into their own websites and posting the work right to the bourses mouth! And getting so much more ! For way less.
A few weeks back I posted to Pinterest! From my website now my website is a free WordPress and my Pinterest is free.
In one seven day period I had over 60k of views and a large number of saves and like. And my views and comments to my website went from 10 to 100 per day!
It’s honestly a no brainier when you’re getting something for free and the numbers are showing for them self what’s happening . It’s only time before everyone goes it alone and walks away from so called social media !
This is just my opinion but try it your self and if you don’t see a difference let me know.
I’m sure in a day of media being a sales point that we need to find our best format or medium to get ourselves out there! It’s only smart business that we look out for ourself and our really followers and clients
Question is do you think it’s dead? What have you found that works for you? I’m always open to suggestions !