Getting the most coveted letter on Instagram requires a celebration! It’s like pledging and getting a letterman jacket with your nickname written all over it.


Now that I have arrived I will give away something slightly amazing or we’ll go have drinks together. One of the many questions people ask me, after the typical “how do you start a blog,” is how do you build a social media following.


Well, I don’t have all the answers (sorry Kanye) but let’s start with how to build your following on Instagram.

If you want more people other than your family and friends to follow you, here are a few unwritten rules to Instagram that will increase your following. 

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1. Post something interesting, thought-worthy or inspiring EVERY DAY.

Tell Your Friends:


  1. July 28, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Love this, thank you so much. And I looove your hair and look.

  2. Dawneshia
    July 28, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    Thank you for these great tips!!!! I love it an I am also following!

  3. July 28, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Awesome!! Great info!!

  4. Angela Gailliard
    July 28, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing. And, yes, I follow you!

  5. July 28, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    These are excellent tips!! The only thing I would add is the importance of networking with other amazing individuals on social sites. Building relationships can also help increase your following.

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

      True! But this should be an authentic social interaction. I may go back and add that. Thanks Christian!

  6. July 28, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Excellent article! Loved the tips and a big fan of you Ty! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us’

  7. Tashia_in_the_natural
    July 28, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    Thanks! Great tips

  8. July 29, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    You’re so kute and very accurate!!


  9. July 30, 2014 / 12:20 am

    This is great! I hate when people screenshot the “love” they received ugggh. lol

  10. July 30, 2014 / 8:43 am

    I might be in the minority here, but I unfollow for inspirational quotes. If it’s not a picture, don’t post it to Instagram.
    Corrin recently posted..Sleeps With DogsMy Profile

  11. July 30, 2014 / 9:36 am

    These are great tips! Any chance you would do a blog post on taking great photos on your phone? Unless you already have one.

  12. August 7, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    Gr8t tips thanx so much…Be Sweet & Retweet @The EvolutionLLC

  13. October 4, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    This is wonderful as I am working to increase my IG followers daily. Thank you for this insight and for being so awesome.

    God has deposited a wonderful spirit in you as you are helpful, friendly and real.


    Yulunda recently posted..The Wisdom of The EagleMy Profile

  14. October 6, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog (can’t remember how lol). But I’m sure glad I did 🙂

  15. October 10, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    Great tips! I do wonder if it’s ok for me to post selfies on my IG account. Do people want to see me OR just the brand? I struggle with that. Any thoughts?
    Bre recently posted..On Being Mentored From AfarMy Profile

  16. December 12, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    Great tips! One question about the last tip, How do you know if your followers, followers are following you?

  17. June 9, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    This post was so helpful and informative. As a start plus style and event company, by KikiSol, our main objective is increasing our reach and interaction. To say it is hard is an understatement but thank you for creating articles such as this as helpful tools in this journey. You’re the best!

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