Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu
Hey people, let’s talk about the six ultimate reasons why Instagram Follow Loops Suck!
Before I start, I just want you to know this is a rant, and I want to get it off my chest.
I first started looping on Instagram when I was trying to grow my new account.
While scrolling through, I saw a post about an ongoing loop, I think.
So I read the rules, joined the loop, and participated several times.
And that’s how it began.
So I want to share my experience participating in Instagram follow loops so that you’d know what to expect before you join them.
And I recently updated this post because one of the comments below actually reminded me of more shhh that happened while looping on Instagram.
With that out of the way, let’s begin.
6 Reasons Why Instagram Follow Loops Are Not Worth It
Instagram follow loops can distract you from everything you have to do daily or weekly.
Because when the loop begins, it can last up to 12 hours.
Imagine what you can do with 12 hours of your day.
And the reason for that is that everyone that participates has to follow the hosts and everyone that follows you.
And because of the time difference from city to city or even to countries, people would join at different times.
So just know that you’d have to spend hours following.
Though I relied on the loops to grow my new account – which worked – other commitments I had suffered.
While chasing numbers on Instagram, I was getting no views or traffic to my blog.
2. Some loop organizers are rude
Like I said earlier, I follow the rules of the loops because it is the right thing.
And also because I don’t want anyone talking down on me.
But one day, I made a tiny honest mistake and got kicked out of an Instagram follow loop.
After looping from the previous day to the next morning, I thought the loop was over (I was still new to Instagram follow loops), so I took down the post.
Guess what? The owner of the loop DM’ed me about it. And I laughed at my error (I play too much sometimes).
But my intention was to post the picture again until it is time to end the loop.
Guess she misread my LOL and went “joke’s on you, ma’am” and blocked me.
I even DMed her to say sorry.
But she ignored me like we had biff before and told everyone to unfollow me.
That very day, I noticed my numbers decline.
But I went ahead to join another loop, which was okay until it started feeling like work.
3. Ingenuine DM introductions
So in the course of participating in these loops, I met some very nice mommas.
And I also met some that introduced themselves in my DM.
So I reply and introduce myself too.
And then all I hear is crickets.
Okay, she’s busy just like every other mama, I thought.
I didn’t make any conclusions until it happened several times, then I got the message.
They just wanted to tell me about their perfect lives, and apparently, mine is not as interesting.
They don’t give a rat’s a** about me.
So, I stayed in my lane. To hell with that!
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4. The MLM business ladies on Instagram follow loops
Another reason why Instagram follow loops suck is because of the MLM gang.
They are persistently inviting you to join their MLM business because the business you already have is rubbish as far as they are concerned.
Person: Hey mama, my name is …., I am a SAHM and I own my own business
Me: I am a SAHM, selling clothes on Poshmark, Mercari, Facebook Marketplace and I own a blog.
Person: That’s great.
Person: I see you work out, you will be a good fit for this product, and you would also make money working from home, have your own business, etc
Me: I don’t do MLMs.
Person: No it’s not MLM.
In my head, I’m like “lady please slide out of my DM the same way you slid in”
No matter how many times you say no, they still come back. They give you some space and resume again.
One lady even unfollowed me because I refused to join her MLM. I noticed the tone of her voice while chatting with her.
She was becoming irritable and aggressive.
Acting like she was doing me a favor by asking me to spend my money on an MLM business.
I stood my ground, and she wasn’t having it.
Then the next day, I noticed she unfollowed me.
Good riddance, I said.
No, she hasn’t stopped messaging me about shakeology.
I don’t do MLMs, I have never seen it as a way of making money from home.
That’s why whenever someone continuously invites me to any MLM business, they become a pain in the butt.
So this is how the MLM gang works
- You post a workout video; the fitness MLM mommas slide into your dm talking about some shake that’s supposed to help you lose weight.
- Post a picture of your manicure; the manicure MLM gang DMs you.
- How about makeup? There are makeup pyramid scheme businesses too.
- Talk about skincare, skincare gang are already knocking on your door.
- How about hair? There are MLMs for that too.
- In short, whatever you do on Instagram, there is always one MLM person that has a product for you.
Telling you how you will be your own boss selling products from home while also recruiting others.
It is tiring.
5. Followers that are not interested in your content
At first, I enjoyed the loops, meeting other mommies, seeing cute babies pictures.
It was pure bliss….haha.
And as time went on, I noticed they don’t engage with my posts at all.
Meanwhile, I engage with their posts, comment on their kids’ pictures, but no way will reciprocate.
I guess they are too special to return the love.
Anyway, I came to the conclusion that our minds are in different zones.
Their idea of blogging is sharing pictures of their families on Instagram, which is not bad.
But mine is writing and sharing helpful information as much as I can here on this blog.
And sometimes share pictures of my kids on Insta.
So they couldn’t care less about my posts whether on Instagram or on my blog.
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6. The unfollowers gang on Instagram
The sixth reason why Instagram follow loops suck is because of *drumroll* the unfollowers of Instagram.
These people are just messed up and selfish, in my opinion of course.
They know the rules of the loop: “follow everyone and they will follow you back”.
No, they won’t follow the rules!
Then the owner of the loop and other participants reminds these women (aka big babies) to follow back.
Anyway, after sending DMs back and forth, the big baby finally follows everyone.
But they have a plan up their sleeves, which is, unfollow everybody when no one is watching.
At this rate, I just say no no no, no way!
Girl, I’m done.
That’s how I stopped looping.
My Final Thoughts On Instagram Follow Loops
Instagram follow loops are a quick way to grow your account, meet new people, but most of them won’t engage with your content.
Because they are not your TRIBE. Find your TRIBE!
And if you make an error (even an honest mistake), you will be kicked out of the loop, and all the participants will unfollow you.
Within a few weeks of looping on Instagram, my followers grew from about 180 to about 2500.
Then my followers dropped to 2300 when I stopped.
Do you see what I mean?
Now I get maybe 20 to 30 likes on my post, and those are from the few genuine folks I met there.
Anyway, that’s my two cents about why Instagram follow loops suck!
Have you participated in any Instagram follow loops? Can you share your experience with us?
Thanks for reading.
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