Hello BHW, Look time lurker in many different sections, first time poster. I recently started an instagram account not knowing anything about this magical instagram section of BHW. I knew nothing about bots, monetizing, SFS, or anything like that. Just decided to make an account in my niche in my spare time and see where it goes. Stumbled across some threads on here and blew my mind! I've had my account active for about a month now and I'm at right around 150 Posts, 750 Followers, and under 10 Followed. I know it doesn't seem like much at all but this was all done by hashtagging. No bots or following then unfollow. Purely just hashtagging and posting 5-6 times a day. My question is, is there any difference in long term building it this way compared to building it with a bot? I haven't looked too much into FL or any other bot but I just want to know if the account would be stronger building it the way I am rather than using a bot. I also do not want to get banned! I'm excited to continue learning about this and see where it takes me. Any advice would be appreciated. I initially created this not wanting to spend any money just to see how far I can take it on my own, but as I get further into it and continue reading on here, I seem to be getting drawn more and more towards a Bot. We'll see what happens!