The Instagram Experiment: Race to 10k // Week 2

Happy Sunday and welcome to the second-week recap of my Instagram Experiment: Race to 10k.

Check out last weeks post here.

STATISTICS

Just to be clear – these are from Wednesday – Tuesday and the likes/followers/comments are for what there was on last Wednesday – so likes and comments may have gone up since this. This is because I want to take the data from the same time each week.

STARTING POINT:

Followers: 5541
Average Likes Per Photo: 30.1
Average Comments Per Photo: 1.2 (yikes!)

WEEK 1:

Followers: 5569 (up 28)
Average Likes Per Photo: 80.8
Average Comments Per Photo: 9

WEEK 2:

Followers: 5602 (up 33)
Average Likes Per Photo: 85.8
Average Comments Per Photo: 11.4

As you can see, everything has improved this week! Things are going in the right direction which is good. I would be happy to continue in this way, seeing a bit of extra progress every week. I was expecting to grow a bit quicker with all the time I’ve been putting into this experiment but I need to be patient!

Two most popular posts:

An outfit post again made it in the top two! I want to try and do one of these a week but I feel really silly posing. I should just try to get over that for the gram, right?

My top photo wasn’t of me! That’s a surprise because they usually do the best, but I guess cherry blossoms with York Minster behind is a pretty cute photo.

How I did with goals:

GOAL 1.

Follow 20 similar accounts and interact with them. I did this last week and got good results! Obviously, not all the accounts I followed gave anything back, but after a few attempts of engagement with nothing in return, they get culled. Sorry!

Did this and found a few new accounts that have been interacting with me! In the process of unfollowing those that give me nothing back in the next few days

GOAL 2.

Continue to comment on at least 10 photos in my feed a day.

Done!

GOAL 3.

Continue to use the same hashtags from last week.

Done!

GOAL 4.

Hashtags to focus on this week:

  • #puregym
  • #shinyhappybloggers
  • #discoverunder2k
  • #happyselves
  • #howtotransform

I only focused on the top 3 for some reason! I just kind of forgot about the others so I’ll re-do this one next week!

Goals for this week:

GOAL 1.

Follow 20 similar accounts again and interact with them. I did this last week and got good results! Obviously, not all the accounts I followed gave anything back, but after a few attempts of engagement with nothing in return, they get culled. Sorry!

GOAL 2.

Plan for a different way to take photos of myself for variety.

GOAL 3.

Work on my captions so they are inspirational, motivational or funny.

GOAL 4.

Hashtags to focus on this week:

  • #puregym
  • #shinyhappybloggers
  • #discoverunder2k
  • #happyselves
  • #howtotransform

A weird thing happened to me last week. I commented on a picture of a boy eating a massive plate of chocolate pancakes for his birthday treat. My comment was ‘wow that’s loads of food’. Because it was lots! I then moved on and thought nothing of it.

The next day I woke up to a message from a friend of the mother of this child – a different account, basically saying I have no right to comment on the food he eats, that it’s rude, the child is vegetarian and eats lots of fruit and veg, she is a nutritionist so knows he has a great diet and the pancakes were also shared between two adults. She wanted to educate me on the reality of the photo as I made ‘ill-judged rude comments’. I was in shock that someone would take an off the cuff comment and over think it to that point!

Anyway, I messaged back saying she was being ridiculous and was overthinking things way too much and said she has confirmed the fact that everyone is too oversensitive in 2018! Everyone knows kids enjoy treats on their birthday and she totally took my comment the wrong way and came at me! She said I should know better because I am a blogger. Right. I’m not going to change my behaviour because you have to walk on eggshells around everyone these days! I have my own moral compass and know what is wrong and what is right. If I had written ‘look at that fat bastard eating all that chocolate’ then I would have got it. It was simply a ‘wow look at the size of that!’ not at all indicating I was judging how much is parents were feeding him because I was not at all.

Don’t know whether to laugh or be mad! 2018, eh. The times are getting stupid.

Anyway, follow me if you are not already, I’ll follow back and judge your parenting style.

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3 Comments

  1. Erin
    May 27, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I am so loving these posts, and your IG! I need to do the same over summer with mine and up my IG game big time! I have been neglecting it 🙁

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. May 27, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    I think the pancake situation perfectly sums up 2018…

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