I don’t know about you, but I am super annoyed with inauthentic Instagram accounts. In my opinion, commenting and following bots ruin everything. It makes me suspicious of everyone who follows me or comments on one of my photos. I miss the days when Instagram was still pretty, but people actually shared real content, and engaged with other real content.
For that reason, I decided to share with you my favorite 5 Instagram accounts by real people. None of these accounts, as far as I can tell, have left an obviously irrelevant and bot generated comment on any of my photos, and I see that they engage with the people who engage with them in their comments. Plus, their photos are interesting, gorgeous, and value driven.
You can follow these awesome instagrammers by clicking the header or the screen shot of their account. Check them out, and let me know about any other accounts you enjoy (even your own) in the comments!
Angie of Chasing My Halo is a Seattle blogger who I got to meet at the Bloggers of the PNW meet up in 2016. We recently got together for her joint baby shower, themed Bloggers, Babies and Bling. Her pregnancy story is a wonderful miracle that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
Lisette of Northern Belle Diaries is a FL based blogger whose Instagram account is a perfect blend of day to day life and what’s on her blog.
Joshua Wong is a professional photographer in Seattle, WA who is truly engaged with the people who comment on his photos and the people he follows, plus he takes incredible shots! That’s a win-win, if you ask me! Also, check out his other account Fruits in the Wild when you get to his profile. It’s awesome.
Shelby of Sprinkle Me Pink Blog is a New England based blogger whose Instagram account is the epitome of cheerful, peppy and gorgeously pink photos. They aren’t the little kid, bubble gum type of pink photos. No way. They’re artistic, inspiring and totally yummy looking. Someone get me one of those strawberry cocktails, ASAP!
Michelle of Writing Between Pauses is an Oregon based blogger who shares her great style, beautiful pictures and encouraging phrases. Her account reminds me of what you’d talk about if you went to coffee with a girlfriend.
Honorable mentions (aka Bloggers I talk about all the time so you probably already know they’re awesome): @neelykins from It Starts with Coffee who shows what it’s like behind the scenes of being a full time blogger, and @michelleschro from Making Sense of Cents who Instagrams all of her adventures living in an RV.
What do you look for in an Instagram account? Do you disagree with me about bots?
I wrote this post before it was published today. When I woke up, I read that Instagress, one of the companies that runs bot comments among other services, is being shut down by the request of Instagram. While I wish success for people who start businesses, perhaps this means there is hope that Instagram will return to its authentic story roots!