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At what point did you put it on autopilot?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Trolling4Dollars, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Trolling4Dollars

    Trolling4Dollars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I realize that some of you totally automate your account from day 1. Maybe I'm a little different, maybe there are a few of you like me.

    My photography account is growing really well. I'm at nearly 20K followers. The account is over 4 years old. Up until around the beginning of this year, I really only used it to post the one off "artsy" stereotypical IG photo. Maybe 75-100 total over 4 years.

    I decided to start taking it seriously earlier this year. Not so much interested in making money, but just building a following & learning how it all works. I had around 60 followers when I started.

    I already use bots, but I still maintain a lot of personal engagement with my followers & followings. As the account has grown, that seems to be harder & harder to do. I'm only following around 3500 people at the moment (I know some of you follow up to 7500) but my feed is out of hand.

    I guess I'm just curious at what point do you guys think an account is big enough to just let it sink or swim on it's own. My only fear is that my great engagement rate will drastically fall off if I totally automate the account.
     
  2. JokerSEO

    JokerSEO Power Member

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    Engagement always drops if you abandon doing it manually, but then again you could grow a lot faster if you bot. All depends on your goals.
     
  3. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    You should be commenting manually. Everything else you can set on autopilot.

    As soon as you stop engaging, your account will drop. Don't stop doing what you're doing. Now if work or other things get in the way, comment at night, or early in the morning, or at lunch. You don't have to reply ASAP.
     
  4. Trolling4Dollars

    Trolling4Dollars Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks. My question would be, what do you comment on? Are you only replying to comments on your posts, or are you still commenting on feed posts?
     
  5. colorme

    colorme Supreme Member

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    It depends. If you're getting 100+ comments on your photos, you don't have the time, or need to, comment on other's photos. Just reply back to the comments left in your posts.

    Until then, reply to comments left for you, and comment on other's posts.