My Girlfriend Renee

instagram

How to find Out if You Have Fake Followers On IG

Self ImprovementRenee Dick1 Comment

Y’all know I love me some Jasmine Star, she is the holy grail when it comes to social media. I love her delivery and just overall outlook on social media and how it works. If you aren’t following her I highly recommend doing so.

One video she did on IGTV was all about deleting bot followers on IG. Wait, what are bot followers and why do they matter? I know, I asked the same question.

IMG_7689.jpg

Here is what you need to know! Bot followers are fake accounts that follow you to get sales for companies, or to legitimize their own profile. They are not valuable to you in any way other than vanity metrics, they just make your follower number go up but does nothing for your engagement. And we are all about engagement on Instagram. I made sure to test this out because I wanted to see how many I had. I ended up cleaning out 58 bot followers from my account. I am not going to lie it was a little rough to see my follower count drop so low in an instant, especially when you work so hard to gain followers.

So how the heck do you know who is a bot follower? Surprisingly it is so easy to find them. Look for no profile picture, they are usually following a ton of people but have very few followers, maybe 3-6 posts and its usually a random person or a scenic picture, in their name it has letters and numbers, not a normal name.

To remove them you can either block them or if you go to your followers, next to each ones name will be three dots, you click that and then it will give you the option to remove them. By removing them it doesn’t give that person a notification that you removed them, so now I do it with random creepy dudes that start following me. I have zero interest in creepy dudes following my account, so I remove them as soon as I see them.

I am so happy that I did it and am now aware of how to stay on top of it, it’s not the end of the world if you have them, I would just rather have a strong community of women who like my content and engage and having bot followers prevents them from seeing my content, and that is a no brainer for me to get rid of them! I would love to hear if you did this and how it has worked for you! Leave a comment with any questions or your results!



Signature - white background.png


Help! I'm Awkward on Camera

Self ImprovementRenee DickComment

You are so excited to share this awesome story, you had something really cool happen, you figured out a new program, or you made this cool recipe and want to show everyone how good it looks, you open up your camera, push the record button and freeze. Decide you just aren’t interesting enough and don’t post it. Sound familiar? I thought so. You are not alone on this at all, most people feel completely awkward and terrified to put their faces on camera and share it with the world. I haven’t even mentioned going LIVE yet, holy cow talk about an anxiety attack. You feel exposed, like so many eyes are on you, what if I mess up, what if I say something wrong, what if no one watches? The list goes on. Trust me sister, we have all been there.

It doesn’t have to be this way, you can get comfortable on camera, it is just going to take time and a lot of practice. As shocking as this might sound I love being on camera! Totally being sarcastic, everyone already knows I love attention. It is my way of entertaining people, I am such a people person so it’s a way to have conversations with everyone regularly.

CA5A0208.jpg

The thing that helps me most is picturing one person versus tons. By showing up for that one person, it allows me to eliminate a lot of the doubt. I know that one person is going to benefit from what I have to say so I make videos with only that in mind. If anyone else likes it, well that is just bonus. Same for people that don’t like it, I am not asking them to stay, they are more than welcome to leave. I now have ladies sending me their videos to practice getting more comfortable on camera, by them sending me videos it forces them to do it, which in turn gives them more practice and then leads to being more comfortable. Plus it helps me learn and practice as well!

So get out of your own head and get to recording, you are far more interesting than you think! If you want to start sending me videos to practice I am more than happy to help! I want you to have the confidence to show up, and if that means sending me videos then get to work sister!

Signature - transparent.png