Instagram & Me……

About two years back, I joined Instagram and posted my first picture. I didn’t had any idea that what this application is about and what is a purpose of posting pics here?… I was more immune to Facebook and used it many a times in a day. Then with some random gaps in using this application, i posted some more pics and got recognition from few celebs such as from designers, models etc.

I realized after viewing some profiles that people are using different ways to post their pics and some had made six or nine paired boxes to display their pics. I not only liked the way but also started using this style and displayed my pics in this order. I tried to mix my pics with some poetry and highlighting daily life issues faced by all of us with messages (trying to contribute towards a better society & world) which i used to write on WordPress and aim was to display my skills to audience as been done by other Instagram members. 

Till 10th May – 2017, my followers were about 1200 and received many appreciation comments on the pics. Other factor of displaying the pics in 9 to 12 was that it gives a high view to the viewers and may be safe enough if anyone try to copy it and make fake profile (but you cant stop people to do so and even many software’s or applications have made it unprotected …hehehehehe).

Then on 12th May 2017 and at around 4 am in the morning and almost night at USA, my Instagram & WordPress application started beeping unstoppable. I witnessed about 700 followers in 5 minutes and rapid comments as well as messages on my Instagram profile. I was confused that why this is happening so suddenly and so many followers are following my profile. I was wondering with a question in my mind  “Do people recognize my work or am i famous??…hehehehe. The number of followers increased to about 3000 from 1200 or so in a few hours. I read one message out of many that “look at this video (having a YouTube link) made by famous Celeb & Comedian Cody Co“. Obviously, when you just wake up from a sleep and see such situation creates a sudden and amazing shock. Initially, i didn’t understood the video that either it was recognizing my skills or making fun of it. But, after watching it for about thrice and carefully listening to some middle as well as end notes by the Celeb in which he recognized the writing, pics etc i was assure that Mr. Cody Co has done a remarkable job and in the next hour i displayed the message on Instagram by recognizing his help;

“Thanks to Cody Co for promoting my profile” 

I consider myself lucky that a famous Celeb made a video on my profile. Cody Co also messaged me that he liked my profile and was praising the profile in the video. I thanked him for the consideration and for promoting my profile. Since then, number of followers have increased to about 9000 and obviously it is due to the video that Cody Co made which realized Instagram members about my profile.

Though, that video has been watched by about 400K (Four hundred thousand) people in only five months (till today i.e. 10th Nov, 2017) but only 7800 Instagram  members out of the total have followed my page. I also noted that when ever i post my new pic, about 300 to 400 followers use to un-follow my page. It means that the people have certain different preferences and even on pursuance by the leaders / celebs, we can’t directly turn up their minds.

Recognizing someones positive efforts always give that person an extra confident and a certain boost and in return he/she always try to perform better

 I followed many brands and celebs + models not only to recognize them but also commented to praise their beauty & efforts. Other purpose of following so many profiles & commenting on them was that may be these Instagram celebs/models might see my profile, either follow or comment back and it is also possible that their followers might visit my profile too.

I urge all people to help others in recognizing their skills or a single effort people make it is something we humans can do and no other creatures can.


About ***** Azfar Abbas *****

My name is Azfar Abbas I am an MPA, a Development Sector Consultant & Operations Management Specialist. Worked with the IBRD (The World Bank), PIFD and international organizations. A Lahoree by birth, Taurian by Star, music freak, a writter, singer and a food lover from Lahore, Pakistan
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