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This thread is for instagrams related to
>lolita
>jfashion
>cosplay
>related crafts
>anything on-topic for cgl

Share favourites, ways to deal with the algorithm, useful hashtags, or anything else you feel.
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@lovefromsirius
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what would people say a good interaction rate is for someone w about 250-300 followers? I get around 100 likes whenever I post but I'm not sure if that's good or not
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>>9639002
I have around 150 followers and get between 20-50 likes per post so I would say it is about average but idk
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Is there a better tag for morigirl on ig other than "morigirl"? That shit is a fucking nightmare to look through at the moment.
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I know in the last thread you guys were talking about grid layouts and stuff. I never post stuff with the same aesthetics since I post such a variety... is there any way I can still make things pretty? Maybe putting the same filter over something or the same border? I'm really new at Instagram but I want to try getting more into it.
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I have a somewhat new crafting insta. There's one thing that concers me in my feed: I do a bit of everything (jewelry, plushies, clay, etc but have a certain cutesy style in everything). I change my current interest often, I might do a plushie today and the next one after few months. I'm a bit worried my followers will unfollow since the things I do changes too much. Should I concentrate on one thing even if it means less posts (1-2 times a week), or just keep the current pace with a bit of everything and post whenever I make something new? What kind of crafting instas you follow?
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What is a good way to get more followers, without having to post it in other places? I'm posting pretty frequently, but I am not sure if I am reaching enough people.
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>>9639149
You have to spend time interacting with people on instagram. All the new changes have made it so it's really hard to be found by new people organically. You have to put in a lot of time liking and commenting on other people's photos if you want them to notice you.
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>>9639172
I really miss the reblogging from tumblr. You just need to be reblogged once by a popular tumblr in order to go up in the searches and gain more followers. I have some popular people following me on Insta, but it doesn't do anything aside from a like from them.
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>>9639002
>>9639008
I have 160 and get between 20 and 40. 50 on one or two posts.

You'll want 10% of your followers to like your content at minimum.

>>9639059
You can do some variety, but its best to keep everything as some sort of theme. If someone follows you because of your flushies, they will unfollow you if you post too much other stuff.

>>9639149
literally bribe popular people to mention you. Also, do trades, photo shoots or any other form of collaboration with someone else with a decent insta following.
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Instagram followers are so fickle and quick to unfollow. This is why I prefer tumblr
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>>9639246
>literally bribe popular people to mention you. Also, do trades, photo shoots or any other form of collaboration with someone else with a decent insta following.
This is true, it's the easiest way to gain a following. However, this is also why popular people usually talk and collab with other popular people, because they know social climbers do this. I have 200k+ followers and I know my cosplay acquaintances always try to get me to join their groups for the possible mention and because all photographers shoot me for free.
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>>9639248
I feel like a lot of them play the "I'll follow you in the hope that you'll follow me" game. Usually they will unfollow later.
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>>9639044
Same filter and border. My Instagram is all over the place, but it still looks cohesive because those two things are always consistent. If I want to change the filter, I pick one that's similar to my current filter, and then gradually change.
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Speaking of tumblr, which do you think is better for jfashion and getting followers for it? Insta or tumblr?
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>>9639283
Tumblr most likely
they love kawaii jfashion shit
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>>9639283
Seconding for tumblr. Got more attention there than on insta even though I did get a fair share of likes.
I'm no attention whore but when I hapoen to take a nice picture i'll post it and secretly hope for lots of compliments lol
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>>9639283
Tumblr is a dying site. Instagram is the biggest social media at the moment. Tumblr might be easier to gain followers on, but there's really no point since barely anyone uses it anymore.
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>>9639283
tumblr is best for gaining a following/fanbase.

the entire platform is dedicated to sharing other people's content so as you can imagine, if something a lot of people like is posted it spreads like wildfire. more people will know you and your work. ezpz.
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>>9639283
i think insta is better. i post the same things to tumblr with the same tags, but i only get like 10 notes on something, unless one of the big lolita tumblrs reblogs my coord.
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>>9639348
sounds like you need to up your aesthetic game
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>>9639348
I haven't used tumblr in a year or two so idk if they've changed this or not, but they've always had it so only the first five tags you use will actually work. It's super annoying and it's likely the reason why you get more likes on insta than tumblr
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>>9639348
same! I post the same shit on tumblr and insta, I even have more followers on tumblr but without fail my instagram stuff always gets more notes/likes. People seem to be more active on instagram overall, tumblr is kind of dying
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>>9639392
I never figured out tumblr I wouldnt get reblogged a single time yet my IG is pretty active.
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>>9639608
I honestly think it's just because tumblr is dying. I have posts on tumblr that have thousands of notes and consistently had hundreds around 2014-2015, but over the years that number has dwindled to nearly nothing. A lot of jfashion bloggers have stopped using tumblr, only a handful of the blogs I used to follow are still active.
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I stopped using tumblr due to the excessive amount of gross spam they had for a while. Couldn't go through any tag without seeing disgusting clickbait. It's gone for the most part now, but didn't have any interest in reviving my blog.
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@the.lolita.princess, I only started posting a couple of months ago. I post a mix of lolita, food, cosplay, and my pets. I do want to get more popular but also I don't want to *just* do one thing, you know? I feel like I don't have enough content or time to make content about just one thing, like lolita or cosplay.
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What are people's opinions on promoting posts through Instagram? Not selling anything, but just promoting their photos and profile.
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>>9640072
I follow you actually. I like the mix you have and I think you'll find your popularity be more fulfilling if it's from stuff that you like to post rather than just one theme. In any case I wish you luck and I will continue to follow you as your insta progresses!
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>>9640097

like shout outs? i think s4s's are great things, especially when done in ig stories instead of on the page. im more likely to see stories than people's pages because of the ig algorithm. if the picture used is appealing, ill check them out.
but since im female ill only follow if youre a cute girl who has good makeup/wig styling, not fond of just boobs
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@tofugiggles I post lolita, ootds, and cosplay occasionally
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https://www.instagram.com/diecisscum/
more doll due to high doll demand
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>>9640105
This is such a positive outlook, and I think you're right. It'll be better to just be myself and let those who like it follow me than to try to fit into any particular mold. Thank you for the advice, and thank you for following me!!
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>>9640160
I really love your Instagram!
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https://www.instagram.com/noctoleptic/

only just started a couple weeks ago, but i wanted a place i could show off my lolita and cosplay shit without driving my twitter followers bonkers. concrit more than welcome btw, i have zero idea what i'm doing with instagram.
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Any cosplay photographers I should follow?
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May as well post my (admittedly new/mediocre) cosplay account! @sageblossom_cos
Mostly photoshoots/finished shots, sometimes progress pics, never unrelated.

>>9640480
I follow these ones:
@conmomphotography
@rosespirits
@kamerapeople
@dream_land_photography89
@sohnophotos
@beyondthescreenphotog
@honeyteaphotography
@seansphotography91
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>>9640476
Added you. Is that pink MM dress the Farutteto JSK?
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>>9640476
Followed! I love all the detail shots, you have good taste

@voldiee

Mainly jfashion stuff and sometimes selfies if my makeup is good
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>>9640626
I know you get a lot of hate around here but I genuinely love your coords.
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>>9640630
why would she get hate her coords and makeup look fine to me ?
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>>9640633
She was a notorious tripfag and anytime she identifies herself threads get derailed by people hating on her.
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>>9640634
That only started after she derailed threads herself with really stupid shit
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>>9640636
Who cares about dumb tripfag stuff from years ago? You guys are derailing this thread right now.
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>>9640604
I wish. It's their Lieselliddy JSK actually, but now that I'm looking at them side by side, they have a similar sort of look to them.

>>9640626
Thanks so much! I'm a real sucker for detail shots. Especially lace detail shots. I have an embarrassing amount of lace photos on my phone.
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>>9640638
>years ago
oh anon, she still does it to this day, just without the trip
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>>9640652
Your vendetta is clear and it's shitting up the thread. Protip: if someone is posting anonymously, you have no idea who is derailing threads.
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I feel like my account had really stagnanted recently. Everytime i gain a couple i lose a couple, so im not sure what content people want to see. Anyone have advice? My ig is @knovicecosplay
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>>9640654
kek, i'm not the same anon you were replying to
get your head out of your ass newfag
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>>9639030
Have you tried #morikei? Mine is under that tag. Not many outfits, but I lead the perfect mori girl life.
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>>9640811
I think you have a cute face and body but the last two photos don’t showcase that well. Your face specially looks dark and hidden and it’s not appealing.
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I’ve slowly been transforming my only account into one for jfashion and the occasional drawing so it’s still small. Just been archiving old non related life pics to clean it up but it’s hard lol my layout is really ugly imo. When colder weather comes by I’m gonna post a shitton of nanchatte so hopefully that’ll clean it up some.

What does everyone think of selfies, like with the upper bust of your outfit showing? How much is too much? I tend to be put off by them but I post them myself least one per week. Am I being hypocritical?
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>>9640938

I like it when I can see details of the outfit or an interesting hairstyle. Otherwise, meh.
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>>9640938
>hairstyle
>jewelry
>pins and other details
>interesting makeup
>you're cute
These are all valid reasons. But honestly if you're cute I'm gonna dig the selfies regardless.
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>>9640867
Thanks for the heads up, I'll take a look. Changing the term to Japanese also helped clean up a lot of the mistagged posts.
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>>9640938
Agreeing on interesting hairstyles, makeup and accessories. If it's just a picture of your face with nothing particularly interesting going on and you're not my friend, it's off-putting. Even if you're cute. I don't really understand why anyone would want to look at strangers' faces all the time, but that's just me.
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>>9640938
Well, are you trying to get a following? If so, post your selfies. The opinions of people on cgl are generally the minority, most people on instagram really like selfies.
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My insta is SleepyClaudie! Posting more cosplay and WIPs
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>>9641303
I hope this doesn't sound creepy, but you have the perfect face and body for idol cosplays. I'm jealous!
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>>9641303
トリップファッグなので私はもっとフォロアーを持っていてはずでした。トリップを使うことについて違ったかな
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>>9641456
www日本語を使いたいのなら、2ちゃんねるに行く方がいいんだねー

>>9641423
Ahhh that's so sweet of you, thank you! I feel like I don't suit Mika so that means so much to hear.
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https://www.instagram.com/hentekorino/

Self postan, still fairly new with only 32 posts and all I really post are random con shots. I'm going to NYCC, Anime NYC, Magfest, Katsu, ABoston, pretty much any major east coast con + ACen/AX. If anyone is willing to do a short photoshoot pls DM me, I wanna get more practice with muh camera in a setting that isn't just a 5 second hallshot.

I know the question was posted but I guess I'll also ask. Can anyone link some good cosplay photographers to check out?
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I'm trying to find some good people to follow, but way too many people have like 30 pictures of food and pets in between jfashion pics...
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How do I get more mutuals / followers? I'm posting cosplay / craft content that's pretty good once or twice a week and tagging like mad. I see other people's shitty selfies get more likes than my posts.
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>>9643130
You don't like food and pets?
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>>9643273
When they are in front of me. I don't need to see pictures of someone's take out and pet pics all look the same after a while.
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>>9643273
Not that anon but my IG feed is exclusively lolita/fashion-related, I'm not going to follow someone who posts unrelated shit every other post, it ruins my timeline.
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>>9643313
Lol

>>9643310
They just aren't eating interesting things.
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>>9640654
She outs herself pretty often and does it on purpose my dude.
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>>9640626
Why do you tilt your phone so damn much. Learn to edit your photos good lord
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>>9643130
Same. It’s ok to share them occasionally of course but it has to be an exception.
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>>9643384
Yeah, some people have great coords and all, but if I need to go through multiple last night's dinner pics and other uninteresting stuff I just don't find it worth it to follow them. I don't mind high tea pics or fancy cakes occasionally, but those at least look interesting. Facebook is for daily life stuff for me, I don't need it on Instagram, especially because if I don't know you then I don't care.
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>>9643273
I enjoy seeing people's daily lives, including their pets and food, but I prefer to see it via their story instead of their posts. My feed is reserved for fashion, art and mermaids.
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>>9643130
>>9643310
>>9643398
>>9643406
This. If I cared about what you had for breakfast or the mess your dog left on your carpet I'd friend you on Facebook, not follow you on IG. Same goes for children and spouses, honestly.

>>9643273
The majority of food people post about is mediocre at best and unless your pet is amazingly adorable, I don't need to see it all the time. I love my pets too but that's because they're mine, I don't expect anyone else to want to see them.
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Trying to post more frequently and get that post cohesion.

https://www.instagram.com/captnk8/
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My insta is @kungfualice! I've decided to try and focus my posts on my artwork which is usually anime/kawaii/pastel inspired, but there's some cosplay and Lolita sprinkled in for good measure.
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I am the least coherent person I know.

https://www.instagram.com/boy_brushed_red/
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@hitsuzencosplay
I haven't posted as much progress recently being in the middle of school and work and...not really working on anything but I'm going to be starting on Katsucon stuff as soon as I figure out what to actually cosplay.

People I follow that I like: >redthreaded
>the_corsetedbeauty
>epiccosplaywigs
>fairytalewigs
Plus a few other cosplayers from the DMV area
Plus some oldfags like
>volpinprops
>korincosplay
>likovacs (y'all know she had a baby???)
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Mostly my art/ game project stuff, usually I reserve cosplay related things for my story and around con season. Gonna start posting a bunch of artist alley prints soon for Katsucon if I get in.
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>>9643835
Oh hey cool I follow you already! Your Arachne is seriously one of my favourite things
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>>9643377
Legit question is that not normal? I see a lot of people take mirror photos that way and naturally hold my phone that way, so I've never seen it as jarring.

>>9640630
Thanks anon! That makes me really happy to hear
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>>9643890
nayrt but personally I think it's pretty normal on say tumblr or fb, but the format of instagram stuff makes the same thing pretty jarring there, especially when you see them all in the grid like that
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>>9643988
I find them more normal on instagram since it is often used to keep your entire outfit in their tiny square without getting at least your shoes cut out of the picture.
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>>9640476
>floor coords

they make me die desu just lay them on a clean solid sheet on a bed or table
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>>9646945
nayrt but this doesnt bother me, like can you say with any certainty that your sheets or table are gonna be any cleaner than your floor if you're cleaning them the same way beforehand anyways?
I feel like all it does is guarantees a better angle of the shot without having to stand on a stepladder over a table or something
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>>9646945
This says a lot about the cleanliness of your floors
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Do you still often find new blogs to follow? I have a fairly new account and it seems like most of my likes and followers are other new accounts and shops.
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>>9649820
Not really. Maybe it's to do with IG algorithm.
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Looking for lolita content only accounts to follow.
I started posting more frequently on mine.
https://www.instagram.com/marianne_emmanuelle/
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Selfpost. I do makeup looks and cosplay.
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>>9655649
Get your vendetta post out of here.
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>tried to lay off the shopping addiction
>actually getting to the end of dresses on my wishlist for lolita thank goodness
>discover vintage clothing on IG
>fuck now I have a new shopping addiction

Thanks IG for introducing me to bored housewives selling grandma kei.
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To those with lolita/jfashion instagrams: do they also serve as your 'personal' accounts? (For lack of a better word) Are they followed by people that know you irl or do you prefer to keep them unaware of it? As far as possible of course.

Would like to hear everyone's thoughts. I'm feeling slightly paranoid, I'm going into professional employment relatively soon so I'm wondering whether having my coords online could affect me. It is a design field which might give me some leeway, but still.
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>>9656273
only lolita and jfash under a nickname. i actually have no personal accounts which i just realized upon reading your post

i don't think it's paranoid to want to separate your potential professional identity from your alternative hobbies. it doesn't even need to be a matter of whether or not it affects you--it's just the power to keep professional and personal relatively exclusive. i'm doing the same, plus i don't like most of the people i know irl so i prefer for them not to follow me.
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>>9656273
Mine is a separate account, but its more because I think my friends and family would be uninterested than trying to hide it from them. People know what I wear IRL so there's no sense trying to pretend I don't.
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>>9656273
I don't have lots of friends so I just have a j fashion account and my mum and aunt follow me there as I don't update my fb. I tried to keep it separate but my ex tagged me and some of my school friends etc started to follow me so I just thought fuck it everybody knows I do this shit so it makes no difference. One petty normie girl apparently enjoyed to laugh to it though and that's why I wanted to keep it to myself in the beginning but she gave the stalking up when I broke up with my ex and didn't see her anymore irl. Haven't had problems since as I don't have it linked to my fb or fullname.
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>>9656273
I keep mine seperate so that my lolita one can be consistently lolita only content and not a mishmash of my various scattered interests and daily life. I dont like following people with super inconsistent accounts so I'd want the same for my own too
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>>9656287
>>9656308
Have you ever had anyone you know irl find you on one of those? how did that go?

>>9656362
Are the two linked in any way? At this point I'm debating whether it'd be worth having two accounts, one for jfash and one for my other interests, maybe cross posting if there's something relevant to both, but I'm not too sure, might be a hassle.
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>>9656399
I have three IG accounts (my "normal" one, one for my jfash, and one for my dog (I'm a basic bitch and I don't care)) and only my normal one is linked to my FB. Despite that, some of my FB friends were suggested as friends to me. I ignored the suggestion and no one from my normal friend list has tried to add me. I'm not sure if I come up on their suggestions or not though.
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>>9656273
I spun off two separate IG accounts just for art and jfash respectively. My old account has coworkers and friends following it, and I posted random shit so I wanted a fresh start with better focus.

Also, I just don't like sharing those particular interests with them or them knowing exactly what I'm up to on my own time. It's one thing if they know about it, it's another thing to have them commenting/liking it. Feels really awkward and too much like pity likes, especially if it's stuff they otherwise have no knowledge or interest in. I'd rather be interacting with people who have genuine interest in what I'm doing rather than an obligation just because someone knows me irl.
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>>9656399
yeah, i got a follow from an obscure acquaintance from highschool somehow and that's the one time. they must have stumbled upon me through the recommendations or something? i don't hide my interests, just separate them, so it wasn't a huge bother. just odd.
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I don't post much myself, but a few cute IGs I follow are:

@dejavudea (cosplay and jfash)
@frailu (cosplay)
@abipop (jfash)
@peachmilky_ (jfash)
@renbunni (cosplay and jfash)
@burrito_princess (jfash)
@starmiitiara (accessories and jfash)
@gyaru_kitty (jfash)
@keekihime (cosplay and jfash)
@dollielulu (cosplay and jfash)
@magicmarymermaid (cosplay and jfash)

Would love some more Jfashion instas to follow!
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>>9656624
follow sugarycarnivore !
i just befriended her recently at ax and she's so cute omg
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Brianna??
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>>9656273
I use my IG as a general fashion account. I wear a lot of lolita and it's a big part in my life, so most posts are sort of j-fashion related.
I have a lot of followers I don't know personally, but also most of my real life lolita friends are following. Some acquaintances from work or school are also following me, and it's a bit weird sometimes, but since I don't hide my interests, I see no real problem with it. If they want to see my rave about a new dress, why not? I did, however, disable the "suggest new profiles based on your FB account" setting and just hope that means that they don't automatically get my IG profile suggested to them.

I work in a field where people tend to be a bit on the alternative side, so nobody has ever given me shit for wearing lolita. But I do sometimes wonder if they look at my posts about clothes, new purchases and so on and think that I am the most shallow person on earth.
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>>9656273
I only post lolita pics. Personal stuff is for FB. I am actually having a hard time to find lolita-only blogs since I am not interested in seeing 9 personal life pictures for every outfit shot.
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>>9656273
Neither my IG or FB are linked to my academic/professional life and most of my family doesn't know (or care) that I have either. I'm currently a filthy NEET but I think that when I do get a job in my field, I won't be going around telling everyone what my IG is. Not least because then people expect me to follow them back and I have zero interest in following anyone who doesn't consistently post Jfashion or related ~aesthetic~ pictures. I've already unfollowed several girls from my lolita comm because they rarely post about lolita and instead spam my feed with pictures of their unappetising meals, greasy-haired selfies and bad pedicures. Pls no.
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How many followers do you think you should have before participating in s4s is it proportionate to the other persons follower count?

I want to do some s4s with users i like that do them but I'm afraid I'll just come off as someone leeching off them since I don't have that many followers.
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>>9657589
I think that works best with someone from your own comm. I'm not really into it, but in my comm there is an entire group that always take group shots together and comment on each other's photos.
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Any other Lolitas get followed by this account? It's screams gross sissy to me and I kinda wanted to check but decided just to block instead.

The hairy legs and thigh highs made me gag.
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>>9645424
It looks better to just edit the photo. Post more than one shot at a time. Does she only have one good coord shot? Cause lol

Its also normal to be an instaho but you probably don't want to be one right? Who cares about what normies do??




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