128984 review-grateful-instagram-author-vital-marketing grateful-instagram-author-vital-marketing http://www.instagram.feedback/review-grateful-instagram-author-vital-marketing 11627 6 4 5 0 0 0 I'm grateful for Instagram. As an author, it's a vital marketing tool for me. It's how I interact with my readers and other authors, how I get the word out about my books. However, I'm deeply disappointed by the direction this app is headed in. I have roughly 5,000 followers. That number has grown steadily over the years as the quality of my posts improved and my audience expanded. However, since the advent of the infamous algorithm, my engagement has plummeted. My follower count is five times what it was a few years ago, but my posts get a quarter as many likes and comments. It isn't all superficial. I rely on Instagram to promote my books. This is my job, and it is getting harder in ways it absolutely shouldn't. I don't know how this algorithm works. I can guess at its purpose, but can't necessarily pinpoint it. What I know for certain is that you're alienating your users. We're at your mercy. Kindly stop fucking us over. <p>I&#39;m grateful for Instagram. As an author, it&#39;s a vital marketing tool for me. It&#39;s how I interact with my readers and other authors, how I get the word out about my books. However, I&#39;m deeply disappointed by the direction this app is headed in. I have roughly 5,000 followers. That number has grown steadily over the years as the quality of my posts improved and my audience expanded. However, since the advent of the infamous algorithm, my engagement has plummeted. My follower count is five times what it was a few years ago, but my posts get a quarter as many likes and comments. It isn&#39;t all superficial. I rely on Instagram to promote my books. This is my job, and it is getting harder in ways it absolutely shouldn&#39;t. I don&#39;t know how this algorithm works. I can guess at its purpose, but can&#39;t necessarily pinpoint it. What I know for certain is that you&#39;re alienating your users. We&#39;re at your mercy. Kindly stop fucking us over. </p> 2019-05-11T16:43+0000

I'm grateful for Instagram. As an author, it's a vital marketing tool for me. It's how I interact with my readers and other authors, how I get the word out about my books. However, I'm deeply disappointed by the direction this app is headed in. I have roughly 5,000 followers. That number has grown steadily over the years as the quality of my posts improved and my audience expanded. However, since the advent of the infamous algorithm, my engagement has plummeted. My follower count is five times what it was a few years ago, but my posts get a quarter as many likes and comments. It isn't all superficial. I rely on Instagram to promote my books. This is my job, and it is getting harder in ways it absolutely shouldn't. I don't know how this algorithm works. I can guess at its purpose, but can't necessarily pinpoint it. What I know for certain is that you're alienating your users. We're at your mercy. Kindly stop fucking us over.