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it was just a picture of myself, a few popular accounts reposted it and then it ended up on the explore page. i went from 100 to 10k followers, it was all so sudden and a little scary.
the bad part is i feel like i really can't post what i want anymore- there's a clear distinction in the likes if that makes sense. i also feel pressured to take pictures that i know my followers will like, and i have to post every other day at least. i'm hoping that ultimately i can make something good come out of having this sudden following.
funny thing is when i was actually trying to get followers, nothing happened. then i posted a selfie before i went to sleep and everything blew up.
i was hoping other girls on here also have a following because i wanna talk about it with someone who can relate, but i don't wanna dm random IG famous girls about lol.
sorry for typos i'm on mobile!
What do you mean? Get famous?
I mean…it takes some effort but I'm sure one could build a decent following with enough dedication
Did you tag like clothes/makeup companies or any of those promo pages for it get to reposted so much? Im curious how you could go from 100-10k so fast honestly, I'm jealous.
Ive had pictures reposted by clothing companies before, when I very first started insta I went from 50 follows to 250 very quickly from that but that was a year ago now Ive made only 100 more followers since then. Im too ashamed to use hashtags, a friend of mine is pretty popular on insta and reckons if I started using hashtags I could gain loads of followers easy, but I think they look really embarrassing on posts
Your story is actually interesting, OP-chan. So it can happen super fast like this, huh?
I think the easiest way to get semi-famous in insta is to do glam makeup. Even if you're not very beautiful, even if you're ugly, heavy makeup can transform it into 'interesting'. And people on insta just love them baddie selfies.
Another thing, outfits. Preferably something vintage-looking, tumblrish, while still instatrendy - like fishnets, mom jeans, vans, skater clothes. Be egdy. Be cool with the kids. Voila
I had a similar situation as you a while back. Thing is a lot of those creepy men still followed me for years
and never stopped. What's worse is the ones that are super inappropriate and if you ban them they retaliate by making more accounts. There needs to be some way that mutes them without them knowing.
In the meantime just post whatever you want. Don't pay attention to the comments or likes unless you're trying to make money out of this.
There are some people with 12k+ followers and they still aren't as famous/well known as those with 20k+
I currently got 4.5k and well… I'm an absolute nobody, despite making my own content etc.
So yes, a few hundred is a small number. But it can def feel bigger if the people interact with you
My current growth on tumblr is about 1k per year despite putting quite a bit of effort to post original/visually interesting content and it's such a bummer.
I just can't figure out what works to grow at a faster rate. My instagram is a younger account so I feel the growth there is a lot better but I've hit a plateau with tumblr, I seem to lose a lot followers as well (despite avoiding text posts) but I feel like the core of my followers are still jfashion related blogs so I wonder if it's the kink/ddlg community who unfollow when they realize my blog very much isn't about that.
Ugh yes. It's really hit or miss with the content.
I guess the easiest way to actually get popular is to be relatable and talk to people, which sucks, but it works.
Have you tried using statcounter, meta tags or google search console? It usually shows which pages people visit the most and with which keywords they found your blog.
It doesn't increase the follower number, but who know, it might help
Do you use tags? Does your blog have a theme? (as in actual theme and blog theme) Do you follow people back? Like their posts in tags? Or comment on them?
I found that liking new posts in the tags gets you the most attention, especially if you're the first to like.
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No. I've never been "famous" outside of a couple of places on GameFAQs.
With Youtube I went and picked the wrong damn game to obsess over. no one cares about old school Phantasy Star. But that's the hill I chose to sperg on.
Had I picked Mario or Final Fantasy for my glitch and hacking exhibitions I might have a decent amount of subscribers now. Sucks because I've done stuff no one to my knowledge has done before.
Oddly enough my most watched video is for an ancient MSX game that pretty much no one has heard of. I was amazed that it's gotten like 1200 views. So I guess someone cares about Ashguine after all. Maybe I should do MSX games more often. They don't get enough love.
The downside to any hacking or glitching is that people tend to think that you are 1337 and start asking for all sorts of help. I once had someone dogging me about a game I had never played that I couldn't help him with. It went on for months. No matter how many times I told him that I couldn't hack this game because my skills were very limited he still bugged me. I think I ended up blocking him.
My main gaming interest is Japanese games from 30 years ago that no one cares about. So I can't get big in the gaming circles. The circles I'm in are so tiny that no one notices them. And unfortunately I can't really read Japanese. I can recognise some characters because of the Tomodachi Collection fan translation. I got to the point where I could use the hiragana keyboard without a guide too. Then I stopped playing when I got the 3DS version in English. I really regret not learning more Japanese. I really do.
It seems that on Tumblr I've gotten somewhat popular for posting Bob's Burgers screenshots. Well more popular than I would have guessed. If you post screens from popular cartoons you will get reblogs and follows fast. Too bad I don't like Stephen Universe.
Sometimes people like my art. But not many. I'm not really an artist and I like doing unpopular characters.
It seems that outside of very insular communities like GameFAQs boards I am not cool enough for the internet. I kinda would like better recognition. But when I see people screaming over the same games I've uploaded and getting lots of views I realise that I'm not doing it right. Maybe I need to get a mic and yell stupid stuff while playing Sonic.
I think deep down I'd like to be just a little famous. But my interests make me a gaming weirdo.
It's usually good to be in a niche, it just takes a lot longer to gain a following. You can still learn Japanese, nothing is stopping you there.
Otherwise, try to mix it with some semi-popular games and get people interested in your niche. Make an introduction video or something, otherwise they might not even know where to start with it and if they would like it.