Hi guys, New on this forum and hoping someone can help me out and give me some advice on my account! Short story I'm making a living running a personal account in the fashion niche and my growth is completely stuck, after having succesfully grown it using bots and follow/unfollow. Longer version, sorry for the long read: I started this account as a personal account 5 years ago and changed it to a fashion account when I realized it would be good to promote my blog - I'm posting only original content. Growth was good from the beginning as I was very active, but since I wanted to speed it up I started to follow/unfollow and later on use Instagress. I then grew my account from 10K - 110K in a year (2015). After this the algorithm changed and I kinda got stuck and only grew 20K in a year. I found out that botting and follow/unfollow hurt my algorithm and quit this altogether. Notice I'm only talking about follower count as my engagement didn't really grow over the process, since 15K I was always around 1000 likes. At one point I started boosting this with apps and later on buying likes as I didn't want to login to third party apps. When statistics got introduced I was quite disappointed to see I only got a 5k - 7k reach on my posts while I was running a 130K account. I learned from statistics, improved my content and am now getting 7k - 20k reach on posts, which I still feel is pretty low. I also tried loop giveaways and comment groups for growth, but didn't feel they had the effect I expected. I am currently at the point where I've started buying followers as well, as I'm afraid competition might catch up, 150K is a nice follower number but it isn't super big and I really want to hit 200K soon. In the long run buying isn't going to help me out so I'm really curious to hear thoughts, what can I improve, what tactics to use to grow this account? I've checked the shadowban but don't think I am banned. Since it's a personal account starting a new one isn't really an option.. Just hoping to hear some thoughts!