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New School way of making a name for yourself
Many of you probably have an Instagram, and with Instagram comes some great ski content and a ton of supportive skiers. On the other hand, there are the people who grind for the clout. The art of gaining a follower. I’m sure many of you have been followed and unfollowed for someone to gain you as a follower. I think the grind to ski for clout is taking “pro” skiing ig, in the wrong direction. It eats into the supportive skiing community we have when there r skiers trying to rake in followers to have a higher number. What are your thoughts on it?
That’s a long way to say “fuck clout chasers”.
Following a ton of people, letting them follow you back, then unfollowing all of them is a super old follower count ratio increase technique. My buddy used to do this and get 8-12k followers in a couple weeks. Sell the account, then do it again.
I don't really see the point of it though. Using this method means you gain followers who don't care whatsoever about your content.
Sure having lots of followers is cool, but I'd say it's more about exposure. If you put out good content and can market it correctly you will gain notoriety genuinely. Maybe it's just me but seeing somebody put out subpar content with 20k followers means nothing to me. I see tons of skiers with 1-2k followers putting out stuff waaaay more entertaining
**This post was edited on Oct 7th 2021 at 8:43:13am
I really didnt use insta ever till a few years ago.
But i remember first noticing "oh thats cool this person followed me" and then get unfollowed.
Shits pretty lame outside of influencer chicks and that's already its own thing.
If people post good content people will follow. No need for weird shit.
I set 0 store in who someone is by the amount of followers they have. Personally, I follow a shit ton of skiing pages and close friends anyone who I'm friends with and as a result I think I follow about triple the amount of followers I have, and I don't give a damn.
i don't really care how many followers I have I follow the homies the homies follow me that's all that matters
That's why brands don't care how many raw followers a skier has. Engagement means everything.
SkiPigeon123i don't really care how many followers I have I follow the homies the homies follow me that's all that matters
I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but I think it's interesting to look at how Instagram and other social media has changed in the past 10 years. Back in the day instagram used to be full of people posting what they had for brunch and other random things that they found interesting. These days what people post is way more curated and intended to help cultivate a certain image (not judging here, I'm guilty of this) or in order to sell products. Companies and corporations have been utilizing instagram in a pretty huge way. Now we have microinfluencers and those weird ski repost pages that sell shitty tshirts with slogans like "the mountains are calling" and every third or fourth story you swipe through is an advertisement. And now we have more ski content online than ever before and much of it gets lost in the void. Reels certainly don't make it any better. As if insta edits weren't short and forgettable enough without reels. Personally I'm not a fan of IGTV either. If you're watching a video that's 2+ mins you might as well watch it on an actual screen (computer or TV) for your own viewing pleasure.
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