Social media can be super tricky. Obviously, there are a lot of great things about it. It's great to connect or reconnect with your friends from back in the day and keep tabs on what everyone is doing these days. It's a great place to air your grievances, share your opinions, and (of course) read super cool articles.
But it also constantly feels like a game. A game that you could be playing better. Maybe you've convinced yourself that you don't care that much about how your posts perform on Facebook and Instagram. But come on. You do.
You might spend a lot of time crafting your Instagram persona. A lot of planning goes into each post.You've got the perfect outfit, the perfect filter, the perfect caption complete with relevant hashtags — the whole package. Surely, you're about to become an Instagram star.
After putting together the best possible post, you put that puppy on Instagram and wait for the likes to roll in.But then...they don't. You did everything right, but you're just not getting the likes you so clearly deserve.
Something is going on, here. It has to be.Or maybe the problem is with you. You decide to redouble your efforts and really get your social media game on lock.
You take a picture of every single meal you eat. You post #ootd's and #mcm's and #tbt's like it's nobody's business.You deserve those likes, dang it, and you're gonna get them. Before you know it...
via: ShutterstockYou've become a slave to your phone. You used to check Instagram two or three times a day. Now, it's two or three times an hour. As it turns out, there may be a reason why you didn't get those likes. And it's not because there was anything wrong with your post...
According to a report from the Globe and Mail, Instagram may actually be purposely withholding likes from people who don't participate as much on the social media platform.
Wait. @instagram strategically *withholds* "likes" from users that they believe might disengage hoping they'll be d… https://t.co/Dbow7Tajan— Andrea Ruth Coravos (@Andrea Ruth Coravos)1515784375.0