As a test for a new account, I will be attempting to grow and create an account via the tips I have read through on these forums as well using the tips I have picked up along the way. This account (@ humorpig) is a niche comedy/ meme based sharing account. It focuses on sharing the latest 'current/ trending/ latest content that are being shared by thousands of similar accounts across the platform. The purpose of this account is to test the methods used on this forum to measure the variable success of account growth and engagement over time. The account was created exactly 1 week ago using mainly Mass Planner and a few other applications to gather, create and post content as well as outbound account engagement. I have been using most of the tools, Like, Follow/Unfollow, Automated Posting ect. to help automate most parts of the account that have become less important than some of the most important things that I have learned about growing a new IG account. 1) Consistency - you must have content that is being pushed out constantly to people so users know that your account is a source of quality content. 2) Creativity - This one is a little tricky but it really helps to be able to create completely new captions/ copy for posts that are being shared. This will ensure the originality of the post across the platform and to followers that like multiple types of these sorts of accounts. 3) Smart Automation - Using Mass Planner has many incredible features that can be used in bad taste (i.e. spamming, botting, -> shadow banned ect. ) I have found that using the settings sparingly to create a human style of outbound account engagement yields the best results for natural organic growth. 4) Marathon - For a lot of small organic account growth based accounts, immediate success does not happen. It takes all of the items above plus the most important thing, Time, to create a stable account that has real followers and real engagement. I will be posting updates on how the account grows over time.