So all of the above are about making everything look pretty...I'm an artist, that's totally of the utmost importance. But there's benefits to knowing your analytics and engagement on IG just like on your website or blog. The app Followers tracks lots of tangible info but I use it mostly for the "new follower" feature, which shows me in a list all of the, you guessed it...new followers. Now I'm all for supporting others so when I get a new follower if it's not a private account, I will follow back. There are of course exceptions...if it's obvious this is someone or some business not genuinely interested in engaging with me I don't, but I do like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and follow them back. So seeing everyone in an easy list allows me to hit "follow" and I'm done for the day in 5 seconds.
Now...that was the sunshiny approach to my use of the app but I'm also going to tell you a dirty secret...I use the "who unfollowed you" list just as frequently. So if someone follows me and then unfollows after I reciprocate, I unfollow and I'm done. I don't play the follow/unfollow game to get more followers but there are lots of people who do. I'm interested in genuine interactions not a number of followers...lots of followers doesn't translate to lots of business but genuine followers do. I'd rather have 500 authentic people following me rather than 15k fake bots.
Now there are lots of additional features all of these apps offer so check them out and see what they can do for you and your engagement on IG. And there are probably some really cool apps I'm not using so if you think I should try something or add it to my list feel free to comment below! Happy posting!
P.S. My handle is @ckvstationer, drop your's in the comments so I can check it out!