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 few reasons why do I not follow back some of you and which type of accounts do I not follow back in general.
- Locked profiles
I understand locked profiles as “we do not know each other, so you cannot view my photos”. The probability to request you for a follow access is almost zero.
I believe selfies are “cool”. I took many of them, daily. But I am not interested in profiles with hundreds of selfies all looking alike. They can be very interesting to people close to you. But I am more interested in what you have seen, where have you been …
- White squares
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” photos.
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.
- Bad quality photos
Don’t we all just hate them?
- 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 even starting them?
- Alcohol and cigars
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, …
… 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 – yes, 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.