Hey guys I'm making this post for those of you who may get down when a post doesn't do well or for some reason you just cant figure out why your not getting as many followers as everyone else here on the forums. I think with Instagram luck comes into play a lot, and I thought some of you might like to see how big of a difference it can make. Here's some examples First there is this account which is almost 3 weeks old. Notice the mere 150% engagement rate with 503 followers. Its not doing so great. It averages between 30 and 45 followers a day now and 35-40 likes per image. Then there is this account at 1 week old. This account is KILLING IT with likes. Insane engagement even for a newer account. Getting on average a little over 100 likes per post and now over 50 followers a day. Finally we have this account at 2 weeks old. This account has been doing well since the beginning, near 100 likes a post. Just yesterday it got over 2000 likes and over 200 followers. Its hit the popular page 3 times already. The reason I made this post is because these accounts are practically all the same yet have vastly different results. They post from the same group of images, scrape users from the same accounts, have the same level of activity as each other. I think it goes to show that even if you do everything right, there's a small chance it wont matter. For those of you who are asking yourself "why is my account not performing the way it should?". It may just be from the beginning your account was doomed to under-perform. The only way around this is to just start multiple accounts and weed out the weak ones. Although, your accounts may grow out of it slowly, but I wouldn't know yet since all my accounts are under 3k.