Achievement Unlock - Celebrating an Instagram Milestone

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

 



A few months back, I was stuck at 4k followers on Instagram. I made it a goal to have 10k followers by the end of the year. And here we are, making that goal a reality! 

But you might be wondering, why is the Instagram follower count so important? As a brand, it shows your brand power and as an influencer like me, it shows my influence and my expertise. Also, it's easier for me to be noticed by brands that I might be able to collaborate with if I have that big 10. But don't get me wrong, as I mentioned before, a lot of brands don't look at follower count but rather than engagement. So smaller accounts can still collaborate with brands. 

Of course, as you may have already known from my previous posts about my influencer journey and how I became one, my Instagram started as a hobby. I love sharing my first-hand experiences with products and found a passion for skincare and beauty. The main reason I set the goal to hit 10k was because of the swipe up feature. Since I just started my blog up again this year,  I find it easier for me to promote a new blog post and direct my followers to the link on my Instagram story instead of telling them to check out my bio. It's unquestionably a game-changer!

The Journey to 10K

It was never easy achieving this goal. It's a series of trial and error - what techniques work and what don't. Plus, Instagram's algorithm has been all over the place lately, so you cannot honestly tell. But you know what's the biggest take away from me? Reaching goals can only happen when you have help and support. So I am forever grateful to all the people who believed in me and supported me all the way. For all the likes, shares, and saved from my family, relatives, friends, acquaintances, and from all the people who genuinely followed my page because of my content. A ten thousand or a million thanks won't ever be enough to show you how grateful I am. 

The Promise

Of course, the journey never stopped here. My mission to inspire, motivate, influence, and make an impact continues. I know that honest and genuine content matters and I will continuously strive to be better. I am still learning my ways of creating captivating video content and still trying to improve the quality of my photos. Believe me, I was never the creative type when I was younger and art is not my favorite subject, so I'm a bit struggling here. But all of you are my inspiration!

So, all that being said, let's take a look at my Top 10 posts!

Top 10 Posts according to Instagram's Insights


Top 10

Posted August 23, 2020

This Sunatoria Black Mask post is surely a hit. It might be the photo? the caption? or the results? I will forever wonder.😂



Top 9

Posted May 8, 2020

Another hit is my post about our humble coffee corner. I might know why this one was an attention-getter, most of my followers must have been coffee-lovers.

Top 8

Posted November 25, 2020

This post was a very recent one. It was Black Friday week and Lookfantastic actually has some pretty great deals so no wonder this post has been on the top 8 spot.

Top 7

Posted October 7, 2020


There's always something about my work corner/home office post that most of them do surprisingly well. I think it was because most of the people are working from home now since the pandemic and looking through WFH office ideas. 

Top 6

Posted August 5, 2020

Aside from my WFH office corner post, my health and wellness posts also do great. I know for a fact that a lot of people resorted to home workouts when the pandemic started, so that might have been the reason behind this.

Top 5

Posted May 25, 2020

My DIYs and home makeover posts were clearly a favorite. During the beginning of the quarantine, I have been the most creative and people love creativity, right?! 


Top 4

Posted August 31, 2020


I think this is by far the most creative video (if not the only one) that I have ever made. Although the screenshot is only showing the reach of 1,085, it's a paid campaign and was promoted hence the reach was actually 3,072. Nevertheless, I think it is safe to say that it deserves to be in the top 4 spot. What do you think?

Top 3

Posted November 22, 2020

This has been a very interesting post! Not everyone knows that LED face masks exist and I am fortunate enough to be able to try one and share about it with my followers. It truly deserves the top 3 spot.

Top 2

Posted May 10, 2020

This was one of my early projects starting the pandemic and it clearly got the attention. Maybe because the kitchen has been our favorite place during quarantine?😂


Top 1

Posted August 13, 2020

Who would have thought that this post will be the top 1? It must have been the living room or my nice tops and leggings maybe?

It was nice to see a variety of top posts in my feed. But I seriously wish I have a way of figuring out how Instagram's algorithm is working. Because when I thought I figured it out, it then changes.😆 But still, I can't help to be thankful for the platform that gives me a way to share my passion.

To you who have read this entire post, thank you. If you have been following me on Instagram, thank you. If you are just passing by, thank you. All of you have been part of my motivation to continue this journey. 


I know it has been a tough year, but what has been your greatest achievement this 2020? Your comments are welcome, appreciated and who knows, will be rewarded! Extra is when you sign up and subscribe to my email list. 😉 I always love giving back to my supporters. 😚









8 comments

  1. Marionette I am soo excited for you! You've definitely earned this accomplishment! It's been so incredible watching your account grow but also seeing YOU still continue to be honest to who you are. Keep doing amazing things!

    My biggest accomplishment this year has been being able to juggle working from home full time while schooling all 4 kids. If nothing else gets done except those two things we're good! Haha

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    1. Thank you so much Amber! Your message means so much to me!
      You are an incredible mom! You are doing so much and I am so amazed on how much you do. I can't beat that for sure. :)

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  2. Marionette I am soo excited for you! You've definitely earned this accomplishment! It's been so incredible watching your account grow but also seeing YOU still continue to be honest to who you are. Keep doing amazing things!

    My biggest accomplishment this year has been being able to juggle working from home full time while schooling all 4 kids. If nothing else gets done except those two things we're good! Haha

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  3. How exciting! Congrats on the accomplishment! I started my blog this year and have almost reached 500 followers on IG. Which seems so small, but is an accomplishment for me!

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    1. That’s definitely an accomplishment and congrats to you too❤️ thanks for dropping by🌹

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  4. Congratulations! This is so exciting!! Plus, you get to use the swipe up feature! This gives me hope!

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    1. Yes to the swipe up feature 😄 And yes, you’ll definitely get there 😉

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