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Discuss:
> Cosplay/lolita/j-fashion accounts to follow
> Advice on posting and increasing engagement
> Instagram updates and algorithm conspiracies

Don't:
> Self-post if you can't handle concrit
> Shit up the thread and derail it with drama. Take it to the farm/LC
> Vendetta post
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My engagement on posts used to be amazing, but then I stopped posting for several months to focus on my college classes. Now I’m posting again and my engagement is total garbage. I kind of expected this for the first couple of new posts, but it’s still not improving. Is my account just totally fucked from here on out?
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>>10402236
She 100% draws hentai now. She doesn’t post it on Instagram uncensored/cropped because it gets reported and her account can get banned but a quick stroll onto her Twitter will show you she does drawn hentai now. I’d post caps but this is a sfw board.

I can’t imagine throwing away making your name through having your own semi successful clothing and accessories to draw generic anime tits
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>>10402258
It’s not like she is trying to hide it either. On her Twitter bio she says she does 18+ work.
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>>10402261
I follow her on Twitter too and technically she's always done 18+ work.
I just don't get the sudden hate and be real.
"Ugly anime titty" anon is definitely vendetta-y as fuck. They are biased and clearly they just don't like her.
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>>10402265
>vendetta

This word is misused so much here lately. And her anime tits drawings are bad. The new style she’s using really isn’t doing her any favors. She’s getting CRITICISM for how she’s handled distancing herself from her work. Nobody cared about it until she started the whole “don’t @ me” thing while still encouraging people to buy her old work. I supported her since her menhera socks days in 2016 and this new attitude she has is really not a good look. I hadn’t heard anything negative against her, even as she changed subjects, until this past week.

People are allowed to be upset, it doesn’t make it a vendetta.
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>>10402232
My engagement has steadily gone down throughout this year and I have no idea why. My posting schedule is largely the same, and it's not like my content has changed. It's still 90% coords.
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>>10402270
>She’s getting CRITICISM for how she’s handled distancing herself from her work.
Why though? she was super chill about it.
Like I already said, she has good reasons to distance herself from people who think good criticism is saying shit like "her art is bad though!!"

Like come the fuck on.
Clearly a lot of people enjoyed her work which is why she did well at selling clothing with her work on it.
She wants to move on, so what is so fucking wrong with that?

Also, do you know anything about the redbubble account? Have you looked and compared it to her older work? it's not the same clothing for sale. The clothing I bought from her isn't available anymore. I looked through Redbubble cause I wanted to replace some stuff but it's not possible.

I supported since 2016 too but I'm not gonna turn on her like you are just because her art is "bad" and she draws tittys now.

What the fuck is wrong with you though??
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>>10402232
Maybe start posting in stories more often to regain some handle recognition and interaction from those? Story interaction also contributes to ranking higher in individual feeds
Also just interact with others in general and they’ll usually interact in kind. Be friendly and social to others and you’ll have more people enthusiastic about your own posts— reshare work from your mutuals that excites you, make genuine comments of what you like on their posts, etc. Even if it doesn’t significantly boost your numbers, you’ll at least get some closer mutuals and kind commenters in the process
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>>10402274
Her new style is bad. This looks worse on a stylistic level than her old work. Obviously you like her and you’re personally upset by people not agreeing with how she handled her transition but she was NOT “super chill” about it. I don’t have the cap because I’m not obsessed like people on the farm but her “don’t @ me” speech had more stories to it than just the one posted.

And the fact that she’s still wanting to make money off of her old style but doesn’t want to be associated with it is the issue with her red bubble. Those aren’t new drawings either just because they aren’t all of her old merch.

>What the fuck is wrong with you though??

I can’t imagine getting this irate over someone else’s personal opinion lol. Calm down.
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>>10402279
Dropped my pic. Here’s an example of her new style, which is really out of proportion and the detailing of the coloring doesn’t match the simplicity of the line work
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>>10402283
Vs and older tiddypic. The styling of the line art is complimented by the shading even though it’s simple and the proportions aren’t terrible
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>>10402279
>I can’t imagine getting this irate over someone else’s personal opinion lol. Calm down.
Telling me to calm down when I'm not even really upset.. typical cgl responses dude. Like you're really not helping your side of the argument at all.
I'm ok if you don't like her work but you seem to be reading a tone to her posts that aren't there which is also common among gulls.

Her style doesn't look that different to me. Just cleaner.

Also, thought you didn't save photos? Yet you were able to post her work here.

I think she doesn't want to be associated with people like you because you really don't like her. And you've made that extremely clear.
But I'm pretty sure she deleted the other account because I did read her stories and she talked in depth about rando's messaging her and asking for her account because it had a high follower account.

I noticed no one is talking about that in this discussion either.

Quit trying to paint her like she's a huge bitch. She isn't one.

But you sure are. you keep fucking replying and insisting she's bad.
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>>10402291
I don’t cap people’s stories, I have a few old pieces of hers saved. You are so fucking seething about it, this is ridiculous. People are allowed to be upset when she drops her old fans like this who supported her for years. Scrape the sand out of your cunt.
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>>10402283
i don't care about whether she draws hentai or not but her anatomy is fuck awful and her style has no soul- it's painfully obvious doesn't have any sexual interest in what she draws- which sets her apart from successful porn artists. she threw away her income for nothing
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>>10402291
nayrt but you sure are writing novels over some randos opinion. cherry def lurks here, you seem like her
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>>10402297
Sad to see another artist fall for the coomer bux trap when they don't even draw like they're enjoying it.
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>>10402287

Holy shit I haven't been paying attention to these threads and don't give a fuck about this artist but this older art style from this artist is adorable as hell and way more appealing even as NSFW type content than the weird proportions and shit on the one above.
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>>10402297
Her anatomy used to be better in the other style. Her new shit looks like a 13 year old who just got into anime and has to draw his own fap material drew it.
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>>10402304
Not familiar with her work, does she do a lot of digital art? Because if she's new to digital then that could be the reason, there's some dissonance shit that goes on when you first start out. If she's well versed though there's no excuse for this shit.
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>>10402306
She’s been doing digital art for years, and has done it much better in the past. She deleted all her old work and I don’t have any digital saved to show.
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>>10402308
God that's depressing
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>>10402232
You basically need to post regularly again and build the engagement back up. When I initially abandoned my fashion account I returned like half a year later to it and my engagement was almost non-existent except for some friends following me. Took me lots of posts to get it back up and by now my engagement is better than ever. Definitely interact with your friends, comm and accounts you generally like because in the end, Instagram is still social media.

>>10402283
Wow this does look awful, it gives me dead fish stare vibes
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>>10402306
Here’s an older image with some pretty basic/flat shading I found on google. It’s not fantastic but you can see she used to have a better grasp on anatomy compared to this abomination >>10402283
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>>10402324

God, it looks like artwork from 14 year old weebs who make the titties huge because they assume it's necessary for it to be considered anime.
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>>10402324
It's because she's trying to render like pixiv porn artists while ignoring anatomy and lighting. She needs to practice instead of doing whatever this is.
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Honesty you guys are just bullying her at this point and should be ashamed of yourselves. Her art is amazing and she’s been doing it for years and she has a lot of fans and nobody here can say the same.

You assholes should be grateful for what she still does and that you can still see her art. A bunch of dumbasses like you all she’d probably just laugh at you. She’s making money and you aren’t.

You’re all just jealous.
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>>10402342
I don't even know who this artist is but top fucking kek.
Anyways, this thread is probably gonna get nuked for talking about a single person. Y'all need to learn to take gossip to the farm.
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>>10402342
>boohoo muh boowies

Kek
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>>10402342
Her art was cute and it's garbage now. Seeing her regress is depressing. I don't want to see her fail, but she's digging herself into a hole.
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All of you return to the thread topic or shut up.
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>>10402365
Quit trying to pretend you’re a mod
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>>10402342
I’m convinced she’s ITT defending herself. God know she’s posted a ton on this board before like in the old menhera threads and the dream dress threads before she sold all her lolita
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>>10402342
good one.
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>>10402332
Artists often experiment and try new things to progress. Do you know how boring it gets doing the same type of style over and over again? It gets old and artists don’t owe sacrificing their own growth and what they hope to achieve in style or skill for their crybaby fans. You are free to unfollow her or any artists you don’t like if their art journey upsets you and go look at ones that are more your taste but don’t expect them to cater to your over themselves.
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>>10402283
>sensible proportions
>super sonico
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>>10402411

Sonico is curvy but not more than reasonably so. Even Pochaco is ridiculous but I've had those same measurements before when I was chubby. The face looks retarded desu.
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>>10402411
Nayrt but that looks awful, not even stylized awful... she did another referenced drawing of Sonico that looks fine. She should reference more.
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>>10402406
if their journey is going into the toilet, we can point and laugh if we like. she can gloat all she wants about her money, but we all know it's from titties, not from skill. wait until she founds out how much money she can earn by drawing furry anal.
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>>10402406
she isn't even experimenting. after figuring out how to render (poorly) she's been coloring every piece the same and drawing every girl with wonky sameface. it's not even a matter of taste, it looks objectively bad. >>10402413 is nice though

>>10402420
the thing is, she won't make anything from titties. the coomer audience is on twitter and pixiv and she has no following on either, and if she doesn't actually try to improve she never will. if she wants to sell titty mousepads at anime cons for the rest of her life then sure, she's "making money"
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>>10402342
Idek who this bitch is but you are pathetic and you’re embarrassing both her and yourself now lol
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>>10402342
Smells like falseflag.
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>>10402283
>>10402324
>>10402434
holy yikes, these are hideous
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>>10402564
idk who this girl is but please take this to the farm and stop shitting up a brand new thread. I don't care for the style either but there are plenty of worse artists.
Drawing with reference is perfectly normal and fine, not sure what it is with artists who glorify never using references. I work as an industry artist and you're basically setting yourself up for stagnation and inefficiency if you don't use them.

On-topic, does anyone have any recommended apps to resize pics for IG that don't compress the image? I've been using Square Fit which works well enough, but it still crunches up the quality. Also looking for a good app that does that scrolly thing for landscape photos (it splits the image in two and looks like a single image when you swipe)
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>>10402584
True, may this thread get nuked then
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>>10402324
Hot take, but maybe she used to trace before and now that she's making money off of her art she needs to be able to demonstrate that she can draw from scratch on livestream for patrons and such. Thus deleting all of the old work so there aren't any expectations of that ability.
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Is it true if you have a 'creator' account ig will randomly cockblock a post to tank your engagement to get you to do something (pay them?) Or did I just bad a bad post time/tags. Tbh I want to go back to a personal profile bc looking at the statistics is kind of stressful but I love the primary/general messaging function.
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>>10402936
I’ve never heard of that but IGs boosting algorithm is a mystery all in its own. I have a creator account as well and enjoy analyzing my stats but I get what you mean about it being stressful. There are days where my posts are shit and to watch my stats go down is a real kick in shins for no reason other than “MUH NUMBAS”
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>>10402828
She used to occasionally draw live on instagram when still using her old style. She was very fast with little mistakes if any, it was really impressive.

I'm really confused and shocked by the regression I really dont get it, there's lots of reasons to try to change course in your art but it's been confusing ever since she started making her faces so different during the 90s imitation phase
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let's get this thread back on track:

ANY UNDERRATED/UNKNOWN LOLITAS THAT YOU WANT TO POST?
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>>10402936
One of my accounts is a creator one, it's shit. I used to have better engagement, but it went downhill which in turn made me post less and that probably killed it overall. My fashion account on the other hand is thriving and it's a personal one that I picked up just for fun. The only annoying thing is seeing cringe ads all the time, but I'd take those anytime over ig fucking up my organic reach.
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>>10403996
at this point, under 1000. every time someone posts under 500 lists they're shit accounts.
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>>10404008

Omg I love Imani! I followed her for idol stuff but love seeing her coords and all so when she moved her idol stuff I kept following the jfashion one
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>>10404001
bordeaux.eulaila
ephermeral.opera
lilynucifera
_jealouslovers
cakecalamity

cake does youtube too and i really enjoyed her videos, her blackish wardrobe one came up and i ended up binging a ton.
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>>10404030
honestly same, she's adorable and so passionate, the way she gushes about details on her dresses is great
doing better, though? did something happen? sorry for asking, can't seem to find anything overt on her yt/ig
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So I'm new to instagram and I have a few really dumb boomer questions, if any anons like to help out/discuss:
All my photos are total potato quality. I have a samsung galaxy s9, and at the beginning of my phone's life it took great pics, now it's shit. Is there anything I can do to fix that (I already take photos in good lighting, doesn't help) or should I start looking for a new phone or camera? If the latter, does anyone have any recs? Preferably something not too pricey, that still takes quality photos, I just want nice pics, I'm not super into/dedicated to photography/social media.

What filters do you like/use? This part of instagram confuses me the most, I suck at photo editing and I find filters mostly emphasize the potato quality for me. I know this is more subjective but I'm interested in seeing what everyone uses.

Also I don't care about reach or anything like that, I just wanna take nice cute pics that don't look like they're awful phone pics, and participate more in the online lolita comm.
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>>10402283
>>10402324
>>10402434
I haven't seen CC's art in years. Did she forget elbows are supposed to sit at about waist height?
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>>10404050
I use line camera filters for my pics, but I set the filter of my choice at around 40% and play with the brightness settings until I find it decent enough. I think you need to experiment with filters until you find your comfort zone, it's what I did. Has saved some of the "meh" looking pics for me.

If you feel confident you could try lightroom and make your own presets even. Pretty sure it's for free too.
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>>10404064
nyart but line compressed images so badly, even when i have the output set to high image quality?
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>>10402283
>>10402324
>>10402434
>>10402564
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>>10404050
Use snow or soda app. I definitely hear you on the s9 though that was my last phone and the pics were not great esp in comparison to the same gen iPhone. I'm on a note 10 plus now for unrelated to camera reasons but it is MUCH better esp with the first 2 apps
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Kind of the same as other anon, but does anyone find their stories turn into complete potatoes when they're uploaded? I can't tell if it's just on my end or if it shows that way for everyone, but I don't see anyone on my feed having the same issue from what I can tell.
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>>10404141
It happens to me, too. I also use an older iPhone; probably a mix of shitty photo quality to begin with
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>>10404087
same with me, so I try to avoid this app
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>>10404087
Ayrt that's weird, do you take pictures with or without line camera? Cause I take mine right in the app with about +2 or 3 brightness exposure depending on my lighting, I always take lots of pictures and then pick one or two for editing
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my.bunny.valentine
Chocolatelapins
Aiulura
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>>10404320
I don’t take mine with the app I edit from my album. It might be certain stickers like a previous anon said but I don’t feel like digging into it right now.
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>>10404354
I feel like taking pics right from the app gives you more control, I recommend trying it out sometime if you like
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>>10402283
I used to really love her menhera-era stuff, but then she decided to ape Creamy Mami and suddenly it's all tiny grandma-without-dentures looking mouths and no understanding of where joints go anymore. All her faces look jowly and potato-shaped and I get more of a How To Draw Manga vibe than a 1980s Shoujo one. It's a shame.
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>>10402324
icantdrawhands.jpeg
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>>10404392
oh my god you nailed it, i was wondering what made them feel so off and the mouths do look intensely grandma
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>>10402287
>>10402320
RIP to her old cute art... damn
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Gonna be shameless and selfpost
> Lolita
> Gardening
> Art
> Street fashion
> Sometimes hair stuff due to being former hairdresser

I don't wear the fashion full time yet but concrit always welcome where you can see it
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>>10402413
Seeing this vs the yellow one pretty much confirms to me that she's a tracer.
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>>10404700
what’s with this cringe collage
you really out here tryna advertise huh
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>>10404700
This is a good exaple of an account I wouldn't follow. There's too much everything. I don't want my feed to be filled with random crap when I follow a person for reason X. If it's a friends etc it's tolerable.
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>>10404700
no one is going to follow you other than normies you know irl because you have such a messy account
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>>10404700
>I don't wear the fashion full time yet
you don't even wear it part time, stop spamming groups with your half finished AliExpress thrift store coords
Maybe finish a single decent coord before begging for e-fame
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>>10404700
Too much junk. No one cares about your "artsy" photos of the sky and your garden. No captions means it isnt engaging. Not sure you should mention knowing how to do hair when you dont even style your hair..
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For cosplayers out there, what are the best things to do on ig to build followers?
Things I do:
>use a lot of tags
>post during peak audience hours
>all my pics are well edited shoots so no closet or messy selfies
>reply/interact with some stories but mostly for those I know personally

Things I don't do:
>post s4s or f4f stories
>comment pods
>actively seek out and follow other accounts except when i meet people at cons or a mutual
>exclusively cosplay girl charas or crossplay. I think right now it's 70:30 and I wonder if it affects my audience or maybe it doesn't
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>>10405017
Following on from this, how do you actually find pods? I’d love to be in one for cosplay OR jfashion (I have instas for both) but don’t even know where to start looking
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>>10405019
instagram can recognise comment pods unfortunately, so they don't help that much :/ ive been in some and while you will obviously get more likes, overall the reach doesnt really change
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>>10405017
how many tags do you normally add?
ive been told by anime posters that 9 is the perfect amount (idfk why) but my reach has been ass recently so im vexed about it
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>>10405017
Do group/pair shoots and mention each other on your posts.
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>>10405017
Post regularly and often to stay at the front of people's minds, get excitement over builds by posting a lot of WIPs in stories so actual posts about them gain a lot of traction, and cosplay or post a lot in a specific "niche" (a lot of magical girl or bishounen cosplays, etc)

Use a mix of large and small tags-- if you can visualize someone actively looking up that tag and being interested in looking at your content, then it's good to include.

I've found that seeming like a real person and displaying your personality in stories is helpful, so people are more inclined to interact with you/ boost you in their stories
I personally find it difficult to comment on photos from cosplay accounts that are completely impersonal / are run more like businesses.
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>>10405021
I (repeatedly) use 10 generic cosplay tags (which might be bad if the algo demon is real) and then add on 5-6 related to the fandom/chara specifically. Im also considering going back to personal because I have a nagging feeling all the creator metrics are fake (not fake fake but like they don't have any real value if they are just manipulated on the back end)
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>>10404700
Your account doesn’t have enough of ONE thing to make it interesting enough to follow for any niche community. If you want to focus on gardening and nature, you need to work on the layout of your photos. An overhead shot of whatever plant you’re looking at isn’t very pretty.

You might benefit from a pattern post schedule. Plant shit, selfie, photo of sky, shoe shot, and so on.

But if we’re being entirely honest, I would only follow your account if you were my friend irl
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>>10404700
honestly I wish people were more open to selfposting. However, as people were saying, you're unlikely to get a follow from people here. Most people into jfashion are only going to follow strangers if they have interesting posts about things they care about. If my interest is lolita, why would I follow some random girl who posts mostly gardening pics?

If you genuinely want a follow, narrow your feed and posts down to just lolita/jfash posts and keep the rest to stories. You can highlight the stories and have a separate highlight for each interest, if you'd like. However, if you don't want to change, that's fine too, just don't expect efame. You have very pretty hair, I love the color.
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>>10404717
But anon that's impossible, I'm already tracer
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>>10404700
The Lily of the Valley owner posts coords in addition to a lot of nature pictures and I think it works well for her, so I don't think you have to compromise TOO much.

This won't skyrocket you to fame but a few things that might help you a bit:
-A cute coord photo area in your garden to tie in your fashion posts to your garden posts. Try to "fill" as much photo space with green/plants as possible, to match the lack of empty space in your plant close-ups.
-Either go without the sky/cat/etc pictures or post them in "albums". IG lets you make a post with up to 10 pics you can swipe through, so if you MUST post them, put them after the first picture so your feed stays nice and cohesive. Or they can go in your stories.
-Along that line, I'm assuming you're looking for lolita followers so make sure coord shots are what you're mostly using as the first picture. Your garden is clearly very important to you so you might wanna show more of that in your feed, but if pictures of your garden outnumber lolita shots, most girls in the community just won't be interested
-Work on your eye for photography. I'd especially recommend looking through #naturephotography or whatever because that's what you post the most of. As it stands, the biggest problem you have is that most of your pictures aren't interesting or appealing. They look like you just randomly pointed a camera and clicked without thinking of the end result.
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>>10405227
Do people actually watch story highlights? I've never bothered highlighting any of mine because I don't look at others' old stories...
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>>10405543
I highlight my stories for myself, I like to have them and rewatch them even if noone else will.
I do watch others' highlits sometimes.
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>>10405543
I watch my own, and sometimes I watch other peoples if I'm bored. It's nice to have a little album to flick through.
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What’s your stance on accounts that post a quarter to a third egl coords, and the rest of the time post other jfashion/gothic/egirl etc. depending on the theming?
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>>10405596
I follow some of those if I like the aesthetic/fashion sence/etc. But I won't follow if I like only 1/3 of their stuff.
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>>10405596
If it's formatted in a very consistent way, coord shots against a wall or in front of the same mirror then I'll follow. Especially if its' something with similar vibes like sweet lolita and himekaji. But if one is a nice coord shot and the other is some contorted ahegao drag egirl shit and then a picture of their pet and sandwich I say fuck it and leave.
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How is possible that someone goes from >>10402320 to >>10402324 ???
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>>10405698
she either traced, heavily referenced, or she only knew how to draw a few poses/angles for her old art. now that she's branching out with poses and trying to force a style, she has no idea what she's doing
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>>10405704
>implying references are bad
End this meme. If she draws better with references she should have stuck with it. There’s no valor in dropping a tool that serves you
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>>10405708
where did i imply references are bad? her art is currently shit because she's not using them now (or because she traced)
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>>10404700
wish.com-chan...
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How is everyone feeling about the pressure to participate in the blackout?

I’ve been vocal about my views on my story, and have been assisting my community irl, but I don’t want to post a black square on my feed like this is some SM challenge. This is real life and we’re on the cusp of a breaking point. I’m standing in solidarity by donating and raising awareness within my community with actual literature on what it’s like to live as a PoC. Because that’s the best way I can help. Not by posting some black square to show my followers
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>>10406202
I’m not doing it because it’s performative bullshit. If you want to make a change, go protest or donate to various funds. Posting a black square and shitting up tags that could have useful information for protesters does nothing.
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>>10406205
i was basically going to say that
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>>10406202
>>10406205
Yeah I don't post much on ig about it too, now fb is a whole different story. I share every information I can find that's new and helpful in a tactical way because I don't even live on the same continent, but I have friends who are out protesting. I don't feel like posting on ig about it will have much of an impact, especially because sharing posts is kinda ass.
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I've been visiting the same tag to look at the recent images and from yesterday to today I've seen the same image reappearing at the top. It's not a reupload, is there a trick to push it back to the top?

What are the biggest mistakes you can make to push yourself down in the algorithm?
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>>10404064
Your pictures sound like they look terrible and over exposed. A real tip is to not use preset filters at all and actually learn to edit your photos properly.
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>>10406202
A true blackout would be if everyone posted nothing.
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>>10406202
I think if you don't post anything, that's more than enough.
Although my FB reposted automatically a memory, lmao. Although it was me handshaking an enemy of the character I portrayed, so I think it's good enough.
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>>10406202
I'm not participating, I think it's all well meaning and meant to stoke solidarity but it's shitting up the feed and taking away from the point of a blackout. I liken it to when people all wore yellow ribbons for cancer awareness but then did nothing else. Slacktivism
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>>10406202
I don't want to participate in anything. I agree with >>10406205, I see so many mutuals saying "If you don't post nigh exclusively about BLM you're racist and as bad as the KKK." I don't think I'm complicit just because I'm not posting loads of sanctimonious white guilt on my insta. And I have donated, I just don't feel necessary to promote it when everyone has already seen the same damn story. I'm not in the same country, either.
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>>10406202
I'm personally just not posting any content about my day to day life this week and instead sharing resources on my story for people to use (like how to donate, petitions, etc) i feel like it's better to just do good on your intentions and pass on information. better than these tag challenges or a square that spams
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>>10406202
I actually like this one. I unfollow everyone who post anything about it without any good information or resources. It's just attention whoring and doesn't do anything about the matter itself. A nice way to clean the feed.
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>>10406205
some people are doing both, don't make assumptions
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>>10406315
>>10406372
>>10406205
Y’all clearly didn’t do your research to understand what the blackout is really for. Try again.
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>>10406398
White people, trying to tell black people how they should organize, fight for civil rights and how educate white people on the concept of solidarity. Doesn’t get any better than that.
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>>10406314
Except my pictures look really nice, I know how much light exposure I need before I edit it further. I think my engagement reach speaks for itself on whether or not my pictures are "terrible".
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>>10406403
hmm somehow they're drawn to asian beauty standards though
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>>10406425
this is a reach.
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>>10406403
No one cares about your vendetta. Stop posting about her.
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>>10406403
Take it to the farm, newfag. Stop shitting up the thread. If people want to talk about whoever this is, they can go find her thread there.
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>>10406454
>not saging
fuck off, retarded newfag
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>>10406441
I didn't say it's intentional. I said it reinforces a specific beauty ideal. Light skin, small facial features. Sucks to know that poc girls are surrounded by think kind of art that has no real representation of them. The half-assed representaion feels even worse than no representation because instead of a message of "you will never be accepted anyway, so do your own thing" it's a message of "if you change these things about yourself, you'll be considered beautiful." Not that the artist is knowingly sending this message. Negligently, not knowingly.
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>>10406460
>thinking saging was invented by the farm
ok newfag
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>>10406454
Nayrt but this is pretty annoying, this thread isn't meant for discussing some randos only a few people care about. I come here to talk about algorithms and engagement, not a literally who artist with same face snydrom that I didn't care about during her "prime" either.
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has any lolita you follow on IG actually reacted somewhat intelligently/independently to the whole situation? I want to know who to follow now, my feed is full of middle class white girls posting ACAB
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>>10406471
No. Lolitas want clout and yelling acab will give them attention and clout.

>>10406473
NAYRT but it is annoying as fuck. Half of the posts in this thread are about this one artist no one has even heard of, let alone cares about. If you wanna discuss art, take it to /ic/ or some shit. Even though her art is weebshit, it's not 100% related to /cgl/.
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I'm thinking of leaving cosplay behind and dedicating my feed to just lolita content and a bit of daily life posting (though I'd like that to be engaging as well so I'm thinking jfashion ootd, detail shots of accessories, etc)

If my feed is pretty cohesive, like if I stick to 90% lolita content, do you think that will cause an uptick in following? I currently sit right under 1k, but I'm just contemplating different ways to have better reach and content
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>>10406484
>if I stick to 90% lolita content, do you think that will cause an uptick in following?
yes. generally, the more consistent your feed is, the more likely you are to attract people who like your niche because you're constantly putting out content that they're interested in. if you do half lolita, half cosplay, you risk alienating part of your followers with each post.
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>>10406488
Gotcha, yeah it's tough because I feel like my cosplay pics always get more traction than my lolita pics but I guess that's just more motivation to get better at it, thanks for the input!
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>>10406491
Used to post half lolita-half cosplay pics too and same, my cosplay pictures always got 3-4x the interaction my lolita pics got. One of them even got nearly 15x the average number of likes my lolita posts got. I'm not even a costhot (I mostly make ott girly costumes like magical girl and idol cosplays), so idk why my cosplay content does so much better than my lolita stuff.
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>>10406524
I think normies just tend to flock to cosplay because it's more attention grabbing compared to most lolita content. Especially how cosplay has gotten a lot more mainstream, so hopefully the normies that follow me will be open minded to lolita content.

Agreed on the cosplay vs. lolita grab, I mean the cosplays I've done that got the most attention were revealing ones but idk, it doesn't motivate me to go full costhot. Lolita fashion makes me a lot happier even if it's not as warmly received as cosplay..
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>>10406524
Maybe it's an algorithm thing, my non-lolita but still related pictures get the least amount of likes whereas lolita coord shots get picked up by the algorithm more regularly. I think it might be connected to how often you're trending on a certain hashtag too, but I'm just speculating about that.
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How to transfer people from my cof posts to my insta, without looking like a complete cringey beg and annoying people?
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>>10406575
When you list where your pieces are from, put your Instagram at the very bottom of your post. That’s where I normally look for people’s instagrams. Since it’s at the bottom, it also won’t look like you’re begging for followers
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>>10406575
>>10406590
also don't put a whole sentence explaining how people can check you out on insta if they'd like. just put the tag and that's it.
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Any thoughts on when it might be appropriate to post content on ig that has nothing to do with BLM and doesn't even mention it in the caption again? I don't want to silence any black voices but I also don't feel like I have anything to add to the movement personally.
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>>put something like “I needed a mental break from all of the BLM stuff. While BLM is important, my mental health is too.” in the caption.
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>>10407120
if you want to commit social seppuku go ahead LOL
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>>10406575
Just put your instagram handle before or after the coord rundown, that's what most people do. If someone is interested enough in you, then they will follow.

>>10407109
I've seen people post their regular content again without further commentary, but I think most people are still active in their stories. I think it's a good balance between sharing resources and not clogging up feeds. And for the love of god, I hope people will delete that fucking black square because it did so much more harm than good.
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>>10407109
Give it another week maybe? Engagement might be low otherwise.
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>>10407254
No. Kindly commit sudoku please.
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This is why I hate lolitas.
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>>10407109
I think it depends on how many followers you have, I don't have too many and I posted some WIP today and I was fine. If you are really worried about it then wait a day or two more before posting
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>>10407121
What are you talking about? People are excusing accounts from talking about BLM if they cite mental health as a concern. Many jfash and cosplay accounts I follow have dipped off of social media by saying they need a mental health break and all of the responses are like "uwu omg yes pls take a break for your mental health baby. mental health is so important!"
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>>10407274
no u
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I know that consistency is key but what’s the best way to cut down your postings? I usually post multiple a day, but now that my country has lifted travel bans, we can go back to work. I can’t pump out enough content on my down time to keep my COVID schedule. Should I slowly start posting less and less or do I just cold turkey change?
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>>10407291
in my comm they're not. not posting about it is seen as a sign of racism. I'm donating where I can but life is hitting me hard rn, I'm taking a social media break and I don't want to post, but I don't want to be seen as siding with racists. sigh.
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>>10407611
name and shame comm
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>>10407611
I personally think that it's incredibly selfish and cruel to force people to donate to charity just for virtue signal points for a bunch of people who won't care about this in a few months. The country has been going through 3 months of shutdowns, money is very tight. Along the fact that these charities, will not even help a community as a whole, do not donate if you can't.
Save your money and have it work for you, peer pressure sucks especially in a explosive time like these. When you get back on your feet then you can decide to do what you want.
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>>10407626
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>>10407611

I'm the opposite. I can definitely donate but the whole peacocking of donations is sickening me. I don't donate to show off how much I can donate. The screenshot culture which is built off the shame the quiet people culture is so off putting. I'm taking a break for a while and literally just going to surf pinterest in my down time. At least I won't get posts shaming me for not posting my screenshot of whatever or reposting something that was already posted a million times.
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>>10406575
Honestly, I think everyone looks like a cringy beggar no matter how they word it. It's presumptuous, if people wanted your IG they'd ask.
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Are any of you taking a break from posting content since the protests began? If so, how long are you waiting before you resume posting (as to not seem insensitive)?
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>>10407949
I'm waiting until the whole thing blows over. I don't really care about social media numbers as much as I did when I was like 16 and just post whenever I feel like nowadays.
Alternatively, you can continue posting regularly, just be aware that people will probably find you cringy.
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>>10407633
>>10407626
I would, but I can't. It's not the mods enacting this "post blm or you're racist" but I've seen a couple of them with similar views. We're not in the USA. A friend of mine got a very accusatory message from one of the comm members asking them why they haven't posted. I haven't been on social media so I don't know if I've got one of those in my inbox waiting for me.

>>10407646
I've been donating but I don't like putting it on social media either. You can care and not peacock, and you can peacock and not care.
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Kek at people posting kurofrills in their stories among “black lolitas to follow” when she’s Filipino
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>>10408877
feels bad man
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>>10408901
Feels bad how?
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>>10408877
KEK how fucking racist
Poor girl
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>>10408877
lmao yikes on them....
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>>10408877

this is never failing to crack me up every time i see it.

fucking racists trying for woke points and failing. love it.
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>>10408877
She’s not the only one. I got posted in someone’s roundup and I’m also not black. And god forbid someone posts a curly haired Brazilian, where they have a totally different concept of black and white and hate you if you get it wrong
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>>10408877
To be fair, no one cares about Filipino's, even other "POC" because they don't fit in that group like blacks do.
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>>10409193

The concept of black and white in Brazil isn't that different than the U.S. or other Latin countries; they just have a larger population of black people and more multi ethnic people. There is still colorism and racism and white privilehe in Brazil. A ton of it.
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test
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>>10407821
Ah yes, waiting for people to ask for your stuff is the way to go. That's how people do things and get followers.
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>>10409215
Of course there is. But they categorize “black” and “white” differently. One of my best friends is a Brazilian guy whose grandfather was 100% African; he’s light-skinned, so he’s considered white, but in the US he would definitely be considered black.
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>>10409235

The way black in the US is defined is broad but it depends on what part of Africa because Egyptian and those other parts of Africa are often viewed as different racially in America than being of sub saharan African or melanesian/Carribean descent.
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>>10409235

And even if your grandparents are African, if you pass as white, people may consider you black ethnically but you won't have had as negative an experience as a dark skinned black person or someone with kinkier hair, etc. that "looks" more black to white Americans.
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so, which lolitas have been previously admonishing everyone about maintaining lockdown and are now urging people to go protest with thousands of other people? i s2g
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>>10409245
that's not how that works. you will still get comments about your heritage. not been insulted because of physical traits doesn't protect you from racism or racist remarks, you're simply not as likely to receive it from strangers when out away from your family.
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>>10409228
The desperation for followers is cringe too.
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>>10409215
actually yes it does, because the brazilian census categorizes people by the literal color of their skin. if you are light skinned, regardless of your actual race, you would be considered white there by skin color.
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>>10409608
>the brazilian census categorizes people by the literal color of their skin
that's uuh, not how that's works.
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>>10409610
yes it does, the categories are not races but colors. white, black, brown, yellow, and mixed.
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>>10407109

A black lolita I follow was going on a rant in her stories about how people were continuing to post even though the whole BLM protests are going on. Lots of us aren't from the US, it's not like us stopping our Instagram posts will help matters much?
It's on the Americans to fix their shit, the most the rest of us can do is maybe donate to some aid funds or something.
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>>10409771
Has she ever put her content on hold because of something going on in your country?
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>>10409795
Nah no way, I didn't see her mention anything before this. We had major humanitarian crises in the region, but of course no one really cared because it didn't trend on social media.
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What sort of captions make you really interested in following a person?
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>>10410078
there is literally no caption that turns me off following more than those question ones. Even if they're entwined so as to not look conspicuous. "Where's your favourite place to go to meets?" "What's your favourite substyle?" etc. Just post your pic and go.
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>>10410078
I like ones who have a sense of humor I jive with (pic related). I would also follow someone if they seemed intelligent and well read but I haven’t found any lolitas like that yet.
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>>10410210
come on anon, like her photo at least.
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>>10410210
>I like ones who have a sense of humor I jive with (pic related)
>literally doesn't like pic

Jeez.
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>>10410210
lol nice selfpost, mani. everyone knows you browse here already
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>>10410221
And that explains >>10410212 >>10410214 Actually. Can’t like your own photo lol
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>>10410226
You can like your own photos on insta.
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>>10410234
Anon... they mean “can’t” as in “can’t because it would be obvious”. Of course you can actually like your own photo on instagram.
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>>10410234
even so she wouldn't be dumb enough to do that and selfpost. it's still clearly her based on that "i can't find any smart lolitas hurdur" remark. she has a horse face.
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>>10410248
This, not to mention it’s pretty obvious she’s using a sock puppet to screenshot since there’s no “Liked by [name] and X others.” Why would you be using a sock puppet to screenshot if you weren’t trying to hide that it’s your own account? She didn’t want to have the sockpuppet on the list of likes, didn’t have the balls to blatantly selfpost, but still wanted to plug her own account. Pathetic.
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>>10410254
This makes sense. I was going to argue that OP probably covered up the names of the mutual friends but then it wouldn’t make sense to leave that girl’s screen name either.
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>>10410082
Amen
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>>10410254

Oof that's most embarrassing behavior if that is the case.

And I thought she was low key too....
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>>10410078
I like when people share a little bit of their lives, it reminds me of the bloggers of years gone by and I miss that. Also, I’m kinda nosy, I guess
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>>10409771
Several people were complaining how their shop pages got new followers and people resumed posting about lolita things like ILD. Sorry but are we only supposed to post about protests until further notice? The reaching some of these girls are doing is embarrassing
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>>10410210
Nice blatant selfpost. Get better coords and stop being a megacunt
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>>10410078
I don't rely on captions when following someone. I prefer when captions are related to the pic and are not too long. Within that it can be whatever: description of their day, outfit rundowns, jokes or questions for engagement. If it's a long unrelated rant, I won't read it.
I hate when people use some sort of artistic font that does not show half of the time.
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>>10410254
I wish more people would selfpost openly. Obviously she wasn't, or maybe someone's trying to implicate her (because it was very obvious, no wonder we would think it's her). If people selfposted overtly we wouldn't have such an issue when people do a sneaky selfpost because, well they would just say openly "this is me".

sorry for ESL
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>>10410082
I used to hate those question ones, but now that I'm a social media assistant for my job, I love them. I have to comment on a lot of posts from customers, and it's much easier for me to think of something if they directly ask me a question. If it's just something like "I bought X, today is a happy day" I have a very hard time coming up with something to say that isn't extremely generic and boring.
It's a lot like having a conversation with someone, but they're only talking about themselves. It's really difficult to respond. A conversation flows much better when you're asking each other engaging questions and wanting to know more.
I've also noticed the quality of my comments is WAY better when I ask questions in my captions. I can have really engaging conversations with each commenter, rather than just "You look cute!" "Thanks!". A question like "Where is the best place you've held a meetup?" can garner a wide variety of responses which can stem into tons of different interesting conversations.
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>>10410210
Same anon and it’s not a selfpost or a sockpuppet, I just don’t follow many people and never like these year-end roundups. Now I feel bad because I know she browses here too and she’ll see people calling her a horseface and stuff
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What is considered a larger following for a lolita only account? I'm trying to set myself milestones or at least a goal that I want to reach with my account
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>>10410708
Probably 10k
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>>10410549
imagine selfposting like this and then bawwing about it.
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>>10410708
I think around 5k but I'm always confused as to why some of the accounts with 5k+ following only get around 500 likes and smaller accounts get 800+
Did they buy followers?
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>>10410716
Probably, either that or they’re really old and have a lot of inactive accounts still following them, that’s not that uncommon
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>>10410716
10% reach is about average for accounts, smaller accounts with more reach typically have more activity going on as in people commenting, sharing, etc. Also if they pop up on the trending tags they tend to get more engagement that way as well. I think it's more reasonable to suspect bot buying when that engagement drops to less than 5% (like 400 likes on a 10k acount, etc)
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>>10409244
Eygpt is viewed differently as well because of the greeks doing what they did.
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>>10410708
The only milestone I have set for me is 1312 followers

>>10410716
>>10410757
My account is on the smaller side and I've been wondering why some of pics consistently have more likes than accounts with twice (and more) as many followers. I'm also wondering if my likes count will keep on growing or if it'll stay the same once I hit 1k followers for example. This algorithm thing is really fascinating to me.
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>>10410770

Yeah even though Egypt is in Africa American culture sort of puts them in the "brown but not technically Middle Eastern/Near Eastern/South Asian" category. I had a darker skinned Egyptian classmate in high school who put African American on her paperwork to see if it helped with Affirmative Action stuff though. She could have passed for Afro-Latino so not like it was a white South African doing it or anything.
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>>10410716
i noticed if a small account has a really consistent feed they might be more likely to end up trending/on the explore page.
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>>10410708
i want to reach 1k, i think it's fairly modest.. and i mean 1k genuine jfash accounts
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Asking here because it's efame related
How long should I be in the fashion before I start a YouTube channel? I've posted to CoF maybe 4 or 5 times, and I've never been posted to the ita thread, and comm members have asked what brand my handmade dresses are on occasion, so I think I look alright. I just want to post dress reviews, lookbooks, accessory how-to's and lifestyle-esque videos like cute cooking videos. None of that clickbait shit
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>>10410926
I don’t think the length matters. What matters more is how watchable is your content. There are a lot of boring lolitas out there with channels. Lots of bad quality. Rambling. Boring haul videos. Don’t be one of them and contribute quality content and you’ll be fine :)
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is it okay if i shamlessly post my resin shop's IG? i usually sell at cons but am trying to sell online now and want some followers. will follow back!
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>>10410961
I’m always looking for follow more resin artists! Please drop your @
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>>10410963
okay cool, there's not a ton on there yet, but i plan to make more tutorial videos in the future!

dreamingbijou
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>>10410971
oooh cute! and you're nails anon too :) I love the ocean necklaces! If I leave a throwaway email, can I paypal you the money? I despise the storenvy handling fee. If not, I understand!
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>>10410981
Sure! (also yes i'm nails anon, i am working on putting together an etsy for both things.) just email me at marblebijou@gmail.com and link me the item you want! thanks so much!
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I have tons of hoarded crap like stationery, totes, cute accessories, etc and I was thinking about doing want a giveaway as a purge/signal boost. I don’t have a really big following (1500>) but I just want to go all OCD on a kawaii package while I still have the time
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Does anyone have accounts tag you in posts that don’t pertain to you at all? Why do they do this?
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>>10411722
I think those are just weird spam accounts. If it's a foreign language, giveaway, or follower train kind of thing especially. Otherwise they might have just fatfingered you in.
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>>10411018
That's a great idea, anon. I'm kind of in the same boat. How do giveaways even work on Instagram though, since you can't reblog or share?
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>>10410716
I have a bit over 5k and get 300-400 likes on most of my posts but I’ve never bought followers
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>>10411803
Have you ever gotten more than that? Or do you have an idea why it's so little compared to your following?
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>>10411806
I have like 500 followers and usually get 100-200 likes per post??? This seems really low to me
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>>10410716
Back when I my account was around 1k followers I went trending on tags almost every post and it wasn't rare for me to get more likes on my posts than I had followers. My posting consistency dropped off for a bit for personal reasons and while my follower total keeps growing slowly I never really got that momentum back so even though I have more followers than before, I also get fewer likes per post.
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>>10410926
>>10410930
I actually like watching haul videos and sometimes rambling if it’s like, juicy gossip that doesn’t mean anything to me, it really depends on the personality of the person.
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>>10411803
>>10411807
my best friend who only just hit 1k sometimes get 100-200 likes and other times gets 600-700 likes

meanwhile i just hit 2k and i usually get 150-400 likes though i do get quite a lot of comments
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>>10411801
AYRT I was thinking of doing one with the following rules I’ve seen others use:
-like the photo
-be following my page
-tag 2 friends
-bonus entry if you repost on your feed/story and tag me


It feels very me,me,me but I guess that’s the endgame anyway lol
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Anyone have any suggestions on a free app that you can schedule your IG posts on? I have a lot of content that’s getting backed up in my drafts and I’d rather just have something systematic. Open to ones where you only have to pay one time for the app too.
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>>10414147
planoly
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>>10414147
I use Later for my personal account and Hootsuite for work. Later’s basic option is free but you need to link your account to a FB business page for it to autopublish (otherwise it sends you a notification and you push a button to publish it).
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>>10411803
I have just over 3k and get anywhere between 500-1200 likes per post, something might be up with your algorithm? I think your posting activity also affects it, when u stopped posting for a while I found my likes dropped to about 1/3 of what they were normally, and being inconsistent also caused a drop.
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>>10411822
I had a similar thing happen. When my account was new I was getting much more likes than my follower count and I must have been trending or recommended. I took a break from posting and now even though I post almost daily with the same content or higher quality content, I only get a fraction of my follower count.
Is there a way to get back on track after taking a break or is your account just doomed? My activity has been solid for weeks now and my engagement is not going up.
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>>10414417
Do you have a consistent feed? Maybe don't post daily. I post twice a week and my reach is consistent at 7-8k
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Debating on making a cosplay focused IG instead of just posting my cosplays on my personal, but don't know if it's worth the effort when I mainly do it as a side hobby and I only have about 100 followers.
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>>10414460
Yeah I only post cosplay on my account. I used to sometimes even reach almost 20x my follower count in likes, and now I get about 20% of my follower count since I took a break. I thought that if I keep posting a lot of content I can get the ball rolling again but no luck, I'll try spacing my posts out a bit.
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>>10414461
I would turn your personal into a cosplay IG and if it takes off in popularity, archive personal photos from yesteryear
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>>10414417
Ayrt and I'm also curious. I post 2 times a week now which I think is a decent amount but I haven't really had a post pop off and gain traction since the start of this year.
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I originally thought I only liked sweet lolita, but I've recently found out that the reason why a I thought was because I had a very little understanding as to how good classic and gothic lolita could look. What are some good classic and gothic lolita instagrams? (Mainly classic though)
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I'm wondering the same thing, what counts as consistent posting? I tend to post once a day wed-sat, so like 4 posts a week. Sometimes I get 500 likes, sometimes barely 100 (I have 1k followers)
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>>10414793
4 posts a week during the same few days every week sounds pretty consistent to me. The posts with barely 100 likes are probably posted at a time when fewer of your followers are online. Maybe you should consider getting an Instagram creator account just so you can see when your peak times are.
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Self post:
@ita.neko
New instagram dedicated to coord pics but mainly inspo/moodboard pics
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>>10414784

>>10404029
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>>10414963
I do use a credit account, but I thought about switching back to personal bc ppl in this thread mentioned that Instagram may purposefully limit your reach on creator accounts to push their promotional packages. Don't know how true that is though.

Usually when a post gets a lot of likes 75% (estimate) is from people who don't follow me and found me through hashtags, but sometimes they're really limited...I've found myself shadowbanned (not appearing in tags) a few times, despite posting relatively safe content.
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>>10415176
Creator* not credit lol
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>>10415002
Cringe
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If I'm wanting to do a cosplay instagram can I fill some of my posts with WIP cosplays or something semi-related? Only ask because I know i'll eventually run out of cosplay shoots to post if I'm wanting to be consistent.

Also is it better to include the hashtags in the OP or in the comments after?
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>>10415204
WIP photos are a good idea if you’re a more crafting focused account. I love seeing cosplayers post aesthetic or stylized WIP photos like the ones @atelierlicorice and @december_wynn post.
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>>10415002
Please stop self-posting all over the board.
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>>10415002
I like your account, anon. I like how it's not super rigid like other lolita accounts that are ootd pics in the same pose x 500.
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>>10415272
nice samefagging
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>>10415002
Sorry anon, but one meta OP isn’t enough to convince me to follow you. I’d suggest you organize your feed better because it’s pretty messy.

You could do:
-Usa shot
-throwback scan
-coord

Since you seem to do lots of featured posts like the bag and shoe inspo, maybe you could do something like that with your dresses and take detail shots? You must be the anon who ordered that OP thinking it was all black vs black with silver. Would love to see all the little details of it!
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>>10415291
Not samefag. Sorry you're jealous. I hope someone compliments your account too.
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>>10414589
I ultimately decided to make another account for cosplay since irl friends and family follow it. I did however tell followers that follow me for cosplays to follow that one.
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>>10415002
Yikes
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>>10409202
I'm Filipina too and this is very true. No one cares about us and I've been treated like shit by many cops so I don't see the big deal being included in what's going on.
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>>10415272
yeah i hate seeing a bunch of good coordinates, i'd rather follow accounts that repost images I can easily find on google
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>>10415400
Twas me, i think im going to keep her (meta op) for a while. And thank you for the feed back/critique! I will get some detail shots of my fav pieces!
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>>10416053
Filipino women and children in particular must be the most sexually exploited group in the world, too — some huge percentage of child porn comes from there — and no one cares, not even most other Filipinos.
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>>10411806
I occasionally get up to around 600 likes on a coord post and iirc the most likes I've gotten was 800 or so. Using tags doesn't seem to increase the amount of likes I get by much. It could be inconsistent posting like >>10414171 said.
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>>10416096
Ashton Kutcher cares.
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>>10416217
Well, I’m glad he does.
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>>10416061
Oh I’m glad! It’s a gorgeous dress and I’ll lurk a bit more to see what your feed ends up looking like before I decide to follow. Are you more of an old school lolita or gothic?
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>>10416056
kek
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>>10416400
You really ought to lurk more than just your own instagram profile before you make your presence here any more obvious.
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>>10416443
Not her, but trying not to be a dick just because I’m hyped on anonymity.
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>>10416450
girl you've selfposted in every lolita related thread, this board isn't for insecure noobs.
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>>10416451
Lost cause already
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Wishing people would be more okay with selfposting. The thread says 'don't selfpost if you can't handle concrit', but some anons take such glee in shitting on people without giving concrit.

here's some concrit, ita.neko, your pointy eyebrows could be cute, but the ragged fringe and moustache aren't. They don't work with lolita. Your babydoll coord is cute but I feel like the angle your first 3 photos in the slideshow are at isn't very flattering. The last one (the body pic) looks more flattering for some reason. I think it's because the first three (especially the second and third) look like we're looking up at you, thus making your chin bigger than it is.

The blouse you wear in the post about bolo ties looks like an office blouse at first glance.

I think the problem with the fringe is that you have quite a long face, so baby bangs elongate it, but that could be fixed by wearing normal length bangs, or ones that end at the eyebrow.

The shoes that you wear in every post are fine, but your coords lean towards old school, and you'd benefit from a pair of more old-school shoes. The shoes give me 2008 vibes whereas your dress sense gives me 2005 vibes. I know it's only three years difference but there's quite the gap.

The post where you wear the meta silver/black OP is good (the first pic is weird, but you do you) if I posted that, I would have left out the first one and posted the second and third. Your legs look long and I actually don't hate the mules with the OP like I should. Twinning with the model is interesting too.

I have V-cut bangs, and to make them not look a mess without styling, it's best to have them a bit longer, with the point going in between your eyebrows. That way, if you don't want to style your hair for an instagram photo, it looks neat, and not like you just woke up.

I hope that helps. I like the old school vibes but I think some better shoes could polish your coords up. A pair of black RHS or platforms would work!
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>>10416096
ayrt - that happened to me when I was a teen but it was by my white dad. Filipina women are constantly exploited by white men.

>>10416217
Fuck rich famous people that funnel their money into charities and don't jack shit in reality.
His old coworker is a fucking rapist.
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>>10416580
I’m sorry anon :( I’m Filipino with a white dad too. Agree about celebrities, but the software that Kutcher funded really did lead to the rescues of over 100 kids so far.
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>>10416580
>His old coworker is a fucking rapist.
His coworker, not him.
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>>10401955
>the last time i self posted I was a lolita noob Now two years later I do lolita fashion, j fashion, and tried my first cosplay. @cakepopclara
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>Another lolita account likes my post
>Specifically two posts at the bottom of my feed
>Intrigued.exe
>Do the same to her feed
>Scroll all the way down and like what I like

Is this appropriate behaviour? On both ends? It's the first time it has happened to me.
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>>10416672
Non-anon you are cute and I like some of your coords but your feed hurts my eyes, I’m sorry. Maybe there’s a niche out there for eye-hurty feeds.
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>>10416672
In my opinion you should stop with the sparkle editing and find cute backgrounds for your coords
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>>10416672
I follow you! Love your account, and good to see you here!
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>>10416672
these don't look like the kind of quirky aesthetic photos you think they do.
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>>10416672
Your feed is coherent because of the edits, but I also feel like your edits are your downfall. Your actual posts aren't very consistent in aesthetic, so the edits feel like you're desperately trying to save your feed by forcing them to go together. You'd honestly be better off taking your outfit photos in front of the same wall/area of your home. also I would cut the normie-esque weeb fashion. I do like the checkerboard theme you have with the fullbody, selfie/closeup, then another fullbody thing going on. Since you seem to like editing yourself onto backgrounds, I would maybe choose 3 or 4 that you really like and cycle through them to keep things consistent if you want to keep editing your photos. You're really cute though, and I want to see more lolita looks from you in the future!!
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Is it best to post a set 1 picture at a time? As a group?

And is it alright to break a set with photos from another cosplay set?

Currently posting 1 picture from my Zero Suit Samus shoot on my IG every other day, but thought about posting another cosplay shoot next so it isn't all same-y.
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>>10416672
You are still noob and lack personal taste/style.
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>>10416580
Didn't he get blacklisted for exposing the Hollywood child trafficking ring or something
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>>10416836
so a lot of people like positing one pic at a time, three pictures in a row, so that their account looks aesthetic. id recommend not doing this, since each successive similar-looking photo will get less likes because people get tired of it. i spread my sets out in single photo posts over a long period of time, alternating between 2-3 sets so the content doesn't get stale
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>>10417004
That's what I was thinking too. Just wanted to double check.
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>>10416677
Maybe those were the only pics they liked of yours?
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>>10416995
Pretty much



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