Instagram: A DIY Guide to Handling Impersonators

Instagram: A DIY Guide to Handling Impersonators

16,000 Followers They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, but when it comes to your online identity sometimes imitation is less flattery and closer to identity theft. You can imagine my surprise when I found myself in precisely that situation. Why does…

Instagram: My first post to get over 1000 likes in less than 12 hours

Instagram: My first post to get over 1000 likes in less than 12 hours

14,852 Followers It was a Friday night and when I opened the door to my apartment there was Matt watching a documentary about Jim Carrey on his laptop (we don’t live together, but we live ~1 minute away from each other). After we finished eating…

Instagram: Sometimes you can’t trust what you see in the “Top Posts”

Instagram: Sometimes you can’t trust what you see in the “Top Posts”

12,160 followers Whenever real-life gets busy and I start posting sporadically (and stop keeping A+ statistics) I feel a little bit out-of-touch with how I’m doing when life starts getting less-busy and I get back into the rhythm of posting. I use a few measures…

Instagram: “Please Sell Us Your Photos”: The Instagram Influence Marketplace

Instagram: “Please Sell Us Your Photos”: The Instagram Influence Marketplace

12,085 Followers The Initial Approach My @JonesDoesLife account tends to get fewer “sign up for our website” messages than @ZoraFloraSays, so I was both surprised and intrigued when I was emailed by a company called Scop.io that seems to be trying to build a kind…

Instagram: Milestone – 10k Followers

Instagram: Milestone – 10k Followers

10,884 Followers Cue the Confetti As predicted, I hit 10,000 followers mid-October (October 12th to be specific). What that tells me is that if you have enough data you can absolutely predict Instagram growth with a polynomial equation – at least to a point. I…

Instagram: 3 Things to Remember Before Looking at The Comments Section

Instagram: 3 Things to Remember Before Looking at The Comments Section

8,442 Followers Because my content tends to be generic (“I did a thing”, “here is a computer”, “check out this dog”) – it makes for good content for amalgamation accounts that have specific themes (ex: “girls on computers”, “computers”, “dogs”). When I know I’ve been…

Instagram: My first post to get over 1000 likes in less than 24 hours

Instagram: My first post to get over 1000 likes in less than 24 hours

7,634 Followers I’m going to save the suspense and just tell you now, it’s this picture: View this post on Instagram The upside to overestimating how long it'd take me to finish this sprint is that I'm actually smarter than I thought 🔥The downside is…

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: The Difference Between Being a Collaborator and Being a Target

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: The Difference Between Being a Collaborator and Being a Target

373 Followers I haven’t been keeping up with @zoraflorasays lately so I haven’t had much to write about, but with an increase in Amazon reviews I’ve picked it back up (at least for a while). Over the long weekend I realized that when you’re doing…

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: Using Instagram to Get Sellers’ Attention

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: Using Instagram to Get Sellers’ Attention

339 Followers Amazon Ranking: #30,795 On June 29th, I wrote about how social media helped way less than I expected. I stand by that; most of my requests come through my email account. I wanted to expand on it though because “not helping” doesn’t explain…

Instagram: The Digital Halo Effect

Instagram: The Digital Halo Effect

7,102 Followers In the flesh and blood world, the halo effect is a psychological phenomena that can either be annoying or helpful, depending on who you are: Halo Effect: The halo effect is a cognitive bias in which an observer’s overall impression of a person, company,…