This is my first Instagram account , and it is 3 months old, I have reached to 7k followers all by follow/unfollow. All my posts are top quality, and receive good engagement. (around %10). I don't have any fake followers. I post media everyday. I use call to action time to time but there is no big change on results. I sometimes like a lot of pictures a day, but it doesn't bring much followers. I use hashtags by carefully thinking, however they are not much effective. I am building a local account in my country, so there is not much S4S in animal niche, and since I am particularly small, I didn't wanted to make a shoutout of another account to reduce my channel's quality. I don't know how much follower a non animal niche account shoutout would bring to my channel. With this grow rate it will take too much time, what should I do now ? What have you done to break this grow rate barrier ?