Instagram has made it possible for people to get closer to each other. Not just that, it has made it possible for your everyday, regular person to get as close to celebrities, especially since, most celebrities (being public figures that they are) keep their Instagram sites public and, most often than not, free for the public to comment. Instagram has also allowed celebrities to show the more human aspects of their lives as they do share pictures, stories, and both grand and simple life events. This being said, it is possible to get your favorite celebrity to notice you and, luck be willing, even follow you on Instagram. Here are some of the ways that you could get a celebrity to follow you on Instagram.
1. Make noticeable comments
The first thing you have to keep in mind is that celebrities are human beings too. Although there are probably more celebrities who share on Instagram with the purpose of selling an album perhaps, a product, a latest film or what not, they do share snippets of their personal lives on Instagram. This means, just like you, there are celebrities who share on Instagram the joys of living. If they have kids, they would probably share pictures of how adorable their children are. However, of their thousands and millions of followers, a regular comment such as “Cute!!!” or “So adorable just like you!!!” is a drop in an ocean of other comments. Celebrities might appreciate such comments but would not linger and think about them because they don’t get them thinking or feeling enough. What you can do then, just like what we all learned from school, is to make a thought-provoking comment that gets your celebrity hooked and thinking whether they should reply and see just who you are. When you make a comment, you could ask a question that starts with why or how. You could also write compelling statements and generalizations that would get on the celebrity’s good side. You could even leave an inspirational comment that would have him or her thinking and feeling, just like all of us.
2. …. And make them at the right time!
It is no secret that good timing matters. You could always be one of the first to comment, or you could comment on an Instagram photo, video, or story after quite some time when your comment might be more noticed. Also, keep in mind that celebrities have their highs and lows. If you follow a celebrity all the time, you could post your comment at a time when the celebrity might need it the most, might seek it the most. At any rate, keep in mind that celebrities are human beings. Just look at the human being standing right in front of you on the mirror and draw from your experiences as you post your comments on Instagram.
3. Make your Instagram page noticeable and interesting
On social media, there are many things that we can’t control; however, there is one thing that we can control. We can control what we show on our social media page. Since you can control your Instagram feed, you could devote your time and effort to posting pictures, videos, and stories that would get your favorite celebrity to notice you. For instance, if you know for a fact that your favorite celebrity is from a particular country, you could publish posts about their country or even their hometown. If your favorite celebrity loves to travel or loves going to the beach, a picture of the sun setting down in the beach of Maldives would surely get noticed. If they subscribe to a certain political ideology, you could either make posts that would be agreeable to their own and even inspire them to carry on. You could even leave comments that could challenge their own beliefs. They may not necessarily follow you, but having them notice you is the first step.
4. Make Instagram features work for you
Within your reach, there are two Instagram features that could work in your favor. First is the Hashtag. Social media sites like Instagram have unique algorithms that automatically fills a person’s Instagram feed. Hashtags are random titles that could be assigned to pictures, videos, and posts. If your Instagram page is public, when you place hashtags at the comments section of your posts, your post becomes part of a group of other Instagram posts. That is the wonder of this hashtag feature. You don’t have to subscribe to any paid group just to belong to one. With your favorite celebrity having that same Instagram algorithm feature as anyone else, they could stumble upon that hashtag group and eventually be led to your Instagram post. What is even more amazing is that you can make as many hashtags as you can, giving you more chances for a celebrity to follow you.
Still, if you want to further narrow down your chances of getting noticed and followed, there is another Instagram feature you could use. The repost feature. Just like any other social media platform, a public post could easily get shared. This means that the celebrity you are targeting would see the number of people, the actual people, who shared their post. Again, if your Instagram page is that interesting enough, you could get noticed. At the end of the day, you just have to see your favorite celebrity as a human being like you; someone who subscribes to Instagram just like you.