Instagram has made it easy for people to connect, even your regular everyday Joe can touch base with their fave celebs. Most high-profile peeps keep their social media public, and open for comments. This allows them to gain visibility, making the launch of any new projects gain eager anticipation. They readily post details about their lives and that of their friends, knowing that we, the public, look up to them and want to share their celeb lifestyle – if only we could!
So, how to get them to follow you back on Insta? Here are our top hacks to get their interest:
1. Make comments that matter
The first thing you have to keep in mind is that celebrities are human beings too. Although there are probably more celebs who share on Instagram with the purpose of selling an album perhaps, a product, the latest film, and so on, they do share snapshots of their personal lives on Insta.
So many fans will post ‘cute’ or heart-eyes emojis at the photo of their child, or comment ‘as adorable as their mommy/daddy’, but how about some imagination to capture their interest and stand out from the crowd. Think up something thought-provoking, offer a little intrigue, get them wondering who you are! Make a comment about their career, a project, or charity they support, but relate it to their comment. Demonstrate that you’ve thought about their post and have something to say relating to it.
A well considered comment will make them pause, encourage them to respond, and when they do, again reply with an intelligent come back, and so on. Keep up the interest, and they will click that follow before you know it!
2. Pick your moments
It is no secret that good timing matters, so consider when to post wisely. If you regularly read your celebs posts, you’ll know when they are most active on social media – are they an early riser, posting sunrises and more, or will they tell you all about their day as they enjoy a nightcap? If they’ve posted about feeling low – celebs are human too, then a positive comment might pick them up, or if they are ill, offer comfort and support with an interesting, stand-out-from-the-crowd comment.
3. Make your Instagram page interesting
On social media, there are many things that we can’t control, however, we can ensure our page, what we post, and who we follow is interesting. If your celeb supports a particular charity, share details of that charity, adding your own comments. Make sure everything you write is thought provoking and encourages debate. If you know their hometown, how about mentioning an upcoming holiday there and ask for tips or locations to visit? Political ideology, beliefs and unusual hobbies all get you noticed, and that can lead to being followed on Insta.
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 Insta have unique algorithms that automatically fill a person’s Instagram feed. Hashtags are random titles are assigned to pictures, videos, and posts eg #holidayinthesun. If your Instagram page is public, when you place hashtags in the comments section of your posts, it becomes part of a group of other Instagram posts, in this case sharing the #holidayinthesun hashtag .
With your favorite celebrity having that same Instagram algorithm feature, they could stumble upon that hashtag group and eventually be led to your Instagram post. You can make as many hashtags as you like, giving you more chances for a celebrity to follow you.
If you want to further narrow down your chances of getting noticed and followed, there is another Insta feature you could use – reposting or sharing. Just like any other social media platform, public posts frequently get shared, and whoever posted them, receives notification that you shared. If done regularly they will begin to recognize your name or avatar.
Although it may seem that your favored celeb is unreachable, trust us, it can, and is often, done. Sometimes this connection even leads to friendship! Never give up your dream!
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