Do you have an Instagram account? Do you post about gardens, flowers, trees, horticulture and related topics? I’ve love to know about your account and for you to also visit mine which is at https://www.instagram.com/gardenimageryau/
I want to also introduce to you something I’ve recently been learning about and that is Instagram Pods. A pod can mean a group or a family, as it does for dolphins. Plants also form pods, e.g. peas. With Instagram it’s about a private group of like-minded people, friends or even family members, choosing to support each other in Instagram. They would usually have the same or similar audience. The members of the Pod become an Instagram family. The purpose of these pods is to help encourage, support and boost each others’ posts by commenting on new posts when published.
The original idea behind it was that each member of the pod messages all the other members so that they can immediately like and comment on the new post. Instagram allows you to message up to 15 people simultaneously so you could, realistically, have 16 members in your pod. With increased engagement from these members as soon as a post goes live, it communicates to Instagram that this particular post is generating engagement.
Why did people feel the need to do this? Because Instagram changed the algorithms and the way they were serving up feeds and now are only showing your posts to the followers that they feel are most likely to engage with you or are important to you. Similar to what Facebook began doing. So posts that receive a higher number of likes and comments will perform better in the algorithm. It is important that members of your pod are adding thoughtful comments – see below for more info. And how long might this work for? Who knows? Depends on whether