Why I Won’t Follow You on Instagram

Instagram-minI have seen a lot of these posts floating around and thought that I would throw my 5c in as well. Also, please note that these are my opinions and you may not agree with them which is perfectly fine 🙂

You only post selfies

It is great that you have the confidence to take and post loads of pictures of yourself but if that is all that is on your feed and I do not know you then chances are I will not follow you. What else do you do? What do you enjoy? Let your personality shine through your photos!

You spam

If you post 20 photos a day and you are all I will see on my news feed then chances are I will not follow you. I follow people because I want to see what they have been up to and if I never see their photos because you post so many then that’s not really going to work.

You post intimate images

There are some things that (in my opinion) should be kept off of social media. Intimate photos of yourself or of you and your partner are things that I do want to see when I scroll down my news feed while drinking my morning tea.

Every photo is of you and your partner

This (kind of) follows on from my previous point. If you only upload photos of you and your partner then I will not follow you. No, it’s not because I am a lonely spinster, it is because I like seeing what else is going on in your life. Sorry, not sorry.

Your Account is Private

If I do not know you and your account is private then chances are that I will not follow you. How can I know that I will enjoy your photos if I cannot even see them? I figure that this is better than following and unfollowing if I do not like your photos.

So there are the reasons that I will not follow you on instagram. This post is not meant to cause offense in any way and I know that every one is different. These are simply my views and opinions 🙂

What are some things that make you not follow people on instagram? Let me know in the comments below!





  1. January 18, 2017 / 16:31

    I’m the same. Sorry, not sorry! I also unfollow if the memes are below the belt. X

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 20, 2017 / 13:56

      I agree with that as well!

  2. January 18, 2017 / 16:37

    I don’t follow an instagram account if I open it only to see hundreds of half dressed pictures of the owner posing for himself. Nope, no thank you, not for me. Also, I don’t follow streams that only have pictures of their pets posted.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 20, 2017 / 14:03

      I fully agree on the half dressed part! It is not my kind of thing!

  3. January 18, 2017 / 18:10

    I like to follow people that i know in real life and then also people that i can relate to in some kind it may be things i have an interest with. I just don’t like these people that follow you for x-amount of days and then they un-follow you… i hate these things that are going around.

    Another thing thati totally dislike are when people post images on Instagram, but they have nothing written underneath, please tell me a story about this, i’m not asking for an essay, just a nice paragraph. Oh and these list of 3 tags that they add on the end. I try to stick to 5 tags at most.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      January 20, 2017 / 13:55

      The follow to un-follow thing really bothers me as well! It happens so often!

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