Facebook has murdered Instagram. I follow 700 people (mostly artists) but I keep seeing the same ones over and over. And those are sandwiched in between a flood of sponsored and suggested posts.
What that should tell you is no one is going to see your stuff either.
One of my followers responded to a story (people still see those apparently) where I mentioned this and they told me a friend of theirs was trying to unfollow people. Instagram disabled their ability to unfollow to “protect the community.”
Everything is past the point of diminishing returns these days.
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