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Instagram: I Guess I’m an Influencer Now

Instagram: I Guess I’m an Influencer Now

5,774 Followers First of all: The fact that over five thousand people care about pictures of me and my computer completely baffles me Second of all: Today I was approached by a company who wants to pay me to make posts about their company Third of all: I’ve […]

Instagram: Symptoms that Your Instagram Account is Trapping You

Instagram: Symptoms that Your Instagram Account is Trapping You

5,501 Followers The simple desire to be liked is a social tool that bridged over to social media as quickly as the “like” button was added to posts and has exploded into something that can completely take over someone’s life. I’ve heard girls in line […]

Instagram: Will People Love You If You Give Them Free Stuff?

Instagram: Will People Love You If You Give Them Free Stuff?

I had a brand reach out to me about a month ago that does tutorials for development. They asked if I’d recommend them to my followers, I said I couldn’t unless I actually knew what they did (trying to be ethical and authentic here) and […]

Instagram: How a Hiatus Affects Your Stats

Instagram: How a Hiatus Affects Your Stats

It’s been about 9 months since I started my Instagram experiment, and if there is one thing I’ve learned it’s this: purposefully maintaining an Instagram account is really hard. From having the time to constantly produce unique content to keeping up with interactions, it’s an […]

Instagram: Why your Direct Message isn’t getting a reply (and how to change that)

Instagram: Why your Direct Message isn’t getting a reply (and how to change that)

Social media makes it easy to weave illusions: of wealth, of happiness, of personal relationships. When you choose to follow someone and see what they share, it’s easy to feel like you “know” them. We do this with celebrities all the time with magazines and articles […]

Instagram: “Let’s Collaborate” : The Instagram Influence Marketplace

Instagram: “Let’s Collaborate” : The Instagram Influence Marketplace

In profiles across Instagram of blossoming Instagrammers you’ll see in their bio lines: “DM for collabs” “Serious business inquiries only” “Email xxx@example.com for collaborations” But what does collaborating actually mean?

Instagram: Getting the Repost (vol. 2)

Instagram: Getting the Repost (vol. 2)

I posted a while back about how I was reposted by a large clothing company and, to my disappointment, it resulted in much less attention than I expected. This experience has been repeated on multiple occasions, but it’s also been challenged. Earlier this year I […]

Milestone: Getting an Event Invite

Milestone: Getting an Event Invite

This morning I woke up to a message from an account I follow on Instagram: Hi Johna! I just read your bio, one of our baristas was born and raised in Alaska also! What a small world. We just had a blogger mixer and are […]

Instagram: Quantifying Impact

Instagram: Quantifying Impact

Note: There’s no way that this post will be all inclusive or up to date because of the huge scope of the internet and new websites being made every day. Feel free to reach out to me with your favorite websites/strategies if you have them. […]