Unlike on Facebook, many Instagram users welcome strangers to ‘follow’ them. The more followers they get, the more popular they feel. If you are one of these people, or if you simply want to expand your audience, then here are some tips.
First, having good content is key. You want visitors to be so impressed with your photos that they can’t resist clicking the follow button. Make sure your photos are bright, colorful, and in focus. Photos of people, and especially faces, are proven to be more liked. You may want to play around with the app’s filters to enhance your photos and make them more fun or striking. Finally, having a theme or common look to all your photos can help.
Second, the more you use Instagram, the more you will get out of it. If you want more followers, you need to like and comment on other people’s photos. Besides, it is a SOCIAL media app. Make sure your comments are sincere; nobody wants to follow a person who just comments with smiley faces to try to get more followers. Also, remember to follow people back if you enjoy their page. A lot of people are turned off by users who have thousands of followers but don’t follow most of them back.
Third, use hashtags! These are words you add to your photo with the # symbol before them. They help others users to find your photos in searches. However, don’t overdo hashtags; people will think you are trying too hard. 3-4 per photo is sufficient.
Last, if you are really desperate for followers, you can actually pay money for them. However, having fake followers won’t really help you in the end. They’ll never like or comment on your photos. Gain followers organically, and you will have a much more enjoyable IG experience!
1. enhance (v) make something better 增加，提高，加強
The software company is trying to figure out how to enhance the features on its latest app.
2. striking (adj) standing out, attracting attention, beautiful 惹人注目的，顯著的
Your makeup looks striking today, Candice.
3. sincere (adj) with honest intentions 誠懇的
Jenny wasn’t moved by Doug’s letter because she knew it wasn’t sincere.
4. overdo (v) do something to an excess 做得過分
I think this actor always overdoes his facial expressions; they are too exaggerated.
5. desperate (adj) trying too hard to get something 極度渴望的，絕望的
Cory was so desperate for attention that he took off his shirt in class.
6. organically (adv) in an organic or natural way 有機耕作地，以自然的方式地
These vegetables were grown organically.
Phrases and Sentence Patterns句型解析
1. in focus (phr) focused, clear, not blurry 清楚地，焦點對準地
Make sure the image is in focus before you take the picture.
2. sth . + be + proven to be + clause (sentence pattern) it is proven true that something is…證明
This medication is proven to be effective against allergies.
3. play around with (phr) experiment with something 調整，測試
Just play around with the settings on your new phone to customize it.
4. turned off by (phr) uninterested 掃興
Patricia is really turned off by guys who give her insincere compliments.