Are you looking for different ways to find new people to follow on Instagram?
The Internet is literally one of my favorite things, because you can be connected to anyone and everyone.
And it's not weird to meet people you've met on the Internet in real life anymore!
Remember when people still thought it was weird and dangerous?
Those days are long gone. (But still, be careful and smart about meeting up with people because it can be dangerous.)
6 Ways To Find New People To Follow On Instagram
1. Look at who your friends and favorite Instagrammers are following.
One of my favorite ways to find new people to follow on Instagram is to look through who my friends and favorite Instagrammers are following, because I already know we have the same taste, are into similar things, and most likely have similar beliefs and values.
Plus, now you can see how many of your friends are following someone else.
I love following people who are a bit more soulful and share bits of their personal lives, because I love getting to know other people's story and how they got to where they are in their journey, so I tend to look for people who have their own names in their username and/or have a selfie as their profile photo.
There's a lot you can know just by looking at someone's username and profile photo, but at the same time, you know what they say: never judge a book by its cover (but honestly, we all kinda do that right? I mean, you want to know what a book is about before reading it because books. are. long.)
2. Search your favorite hashtags.
Your new potential friends and favorite Instagrammers are probably using the same hashtags you are, so search your favorite hashtags.
Some of my favorites to look through are: #risingtidesociety, #abmhappylife, #darlingmovement, and #iamtheeverygirl because that's what all the creative entrepreneurs are using.
I also love the #aeriereal hashtag and movement, because we have all bodies worthy of our own love. And I want to follow more women who are body positive and unapologetically love their bodies.
And lately, I've been keeping my eye on #lasvegasphotography, because I'm search for a Las Vegas based photographer! So if you want to find someone local, use your city in your hashtags or check out the next bullet point.
3. Use the geotargeting feature.
One of the great things about Instagram is the ability to tag your location for your photos and IG stories, because it makes it a great way to find people near you.
I love using this feature, because you never know where it could lead you.
I mean - it's possible to live in the same city your whole life never meeting someone and one day meeting them online and actually meeting in person. And when you finally do meet, you two instantly just click.
Use the geotargeting feature and search for your favorite places to hang out and see who else is hanging out there. Maybe you just follow them and leave it at that, or maybe you DM that and build a beautiful friendship!
4. Go through your followers list.
Have you checked out your followers list recently?
Maybe someone followed you a while back and you never checked out their account, but they're someone you totally find yourself resonating with.
5. Ask people for recommendations - who their favorite Instagrammers are.
I think we all have at least a couple of people that we love following and seeing on our feed.
So if all else fails, ask!
People love sharing their recommendations - and well, what better way to spread the love, right?
Speaking of which, I totally recommend checking out the Wholehearted Wednesday interview series. All amazing women with amazing stories and beautiful stories.
6. Look through someone's caption likes and comments.
I love looking through someone's caption likes and comments (especially favorite brands and companies of mine), because you can see who actually engages and is putting in their best effort. It shows that they're doing more than just liking photos (by the way, there's absolutely nothing wrong with just liking photos) - but it's nice to have people comment on your photos once in a while too, right?
I know we all want to grow our own following, but why not help and support someone else?
If you like someone's Instagram, give them a follow!
It doesn't cost you anything and it might bring a smile to their face.
And who knows? They might follow you back.
There are so many different ways to find new people to follow on Instagram.
Isn't it amazing to think that you could find new friends this way?