Sometimes, you just need an outside perspective

The other day, I was wondering why I was having a hard time building my audience on Instagram.

Put differently: how the bleep could I get more followers?

(Not that having a lot of followers is valuable an sich—but that’s a topic for another day.)

I had started using hash tags and I had thought a little about what to post. But for some reason, my efforts didn’t result in more followers. Yet I saw other people building their Instagram audiences relatively easily.

What was going on?

When I mentioned this problem to my girlfriend, she solved it in under five seconds.

She asked, “Peter, have you set your account to private?”


Sometimes, you just need an outside perspective.


— Peter

P.S. I’m over at @peterakkies.

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