If you're like me, it can seriously be a challenge to even get 10 likes on Instagram.
The people are hard to please, OK? The struggle is real.
Some people have it easy. Like tweens, for example. Check out your little cousin's Instagram. I bet she has around 500 likes on a pic of her eating pizza or something.
THE WORLD IS UNFAIR, I know.
Celebrities also rack up the likes like nobody's business. I mean, just look at Kendall Jenner. The girl can post a pic of her foot and get 100 million likes. IT'S INSANE.
But, are there ways to get more likes on photos, besides just having followers? If I'm not famous, how can I increase my like count?
Well, according to Kendall Jenner herself, there are two prime rules for posting on Instagram.
Kendall attributes her most-liked pics to these rules, so the girl definitely knows what she's talking about.
The 20-year-old model shared her Insta secrets with Vogue. Her first rule is:
It has to be organic.
Yo, Kendall, I'm gonna need a few more details on what you mean by that.
Don't worry, guys, she clarified. She said,
It means you can't totally plan it out.
She gave an example by talking about her most-liked pic. It's of her lying on the floor with her hair arranged into hearts.
When talking about the process for taking the photo, Kendall explained,
I was having a bad day. I wasn't in the flow. I was like, 'Everyone sucks.' That's when I did my best image.
Wow, sounds organic. She added,
I was lying in bed and messing with it. And I thought, Is this good? And I just posted it, and I remember looking at it right away and having a lot of likes and saying, 'Huh.'
Hm, sounds easy enough. I guess I'll think less and do more when it comes to posting pics. Kendall then shared her second bit of wisdom. Ready for it? She said,
You don't want to do too many posts. You want to leave them wanting to come back.
She thinks it's better to be a bit mysterious with posting -- to leave followers on the edge of their seats. I guess it all makes sense now why I lose about six followers per day... OOPS.
Thanks for the words of wisdom, Kendall. Hopefully, one day, I can reach your level of Insta likes, but for now, I'll do my best to get consistent double digits.