I usually spend many hours per day on Instagram. I see your posts, I view your stories. But there are some types of profiles that I just do not like and do not want to support with my following. I would like to share with you a few reasons why do I not follow back some of you and which type of accounts do I not follow back in general.
I understand locked profiles as “we do not know each other so you cannot view my photos”. The probability to request you for the following access is almost zero.
Selfies, selfies everywhere
I believe selfies are “cool”. I also take many of them almost every day. But I am not interested in profiles with hundreds of selfies all looking alike from people I do not even know. They can be very interesting to your friends and family but not total strangers. I am more interested in what you have seen, where have you been, etc.
There is a new trend going on and I just cannot understand it. In my opinion, you do not need white dividers to separate your themes. Have you ever seen someone famous doing it too? No? So take them as an example. It is just not fun to scroll my home page and see a lot of “empty” posts.
Why are you sharing your screenshots with the whole wide world? If you have a good reason to do it, at least crop the photo in a way it will look like a photo. I do not care about your battery status, the time you took the screenshot and other apps’ notifications. But Instagram is meant to share your photographs, not screenshots.
Bad quality photos
Don’t we all just hate them? It is really hard to look at photos of bad quality.
Photos from the Internet
Why would anybody post such photos? It is a violation of legal rights and it is prohibited by Instagram rules. Profiles with downloaded photos from the Internet will sooner or later be deleted, so why would you even post them?
Alcohol, cigars and drugs
I have a very strong negative opinion about alcohol and cigars. I have seen many profiles of brands representing their products and I can understand this kind of advertising. But I will always avoid following (back) those profiles. It would be a violation of my personal principles.
Make-up, fashion, etc.
Or any other type of profiles which I am not interested in. I am a very simple girl. I use make-up only for special occasions and I do not care about fashion trends. Expensive fashion accessories? Not my thing. Food – I eat, of course, but I do not want to be hungry 24/7.
I just want to say that this is my opinion only, so do not take it too personally. I am grateful for each follow and engagement I get and I am happy to follow back everyone who is trying to succeed as hard as I am.
Check out the photos from my trips on my Instagram page @daisydadee.