This morning while lifting weights I set the camera up and snapped a photo of a curl set with 25 pounds. I’ve never been much of the flexing type. But I suppose the photo came out okay. I have a little more meat on my arms compared to thirty years ago when I weighed 140 lbs and raced 24 times a year.
I’d have to do strength work 24 hours a day to catch up with the physiques of some of the people found on Instagram. Their profiles are chock full of muscle shots and rock hard abs. Nothing but pictures of themselves. One after the other. Day in, day out. Me me me.
If you want followers on social media, that’s actually what you need to do. Pound away at the image and self-image of who you are. Make it appealing somehow to the masses. Be the One Trick Pony. And if you’re smart, you might wind up being a brand representative for health and fitness products.
It certainly seems to help if you have some physical attribute by which to market yourself.
So what can we learn from the Instagram accounts with the most Followers? Well, a nice butt never hurts whether you’re male or female. Strong legs too. A few thigh gaps seems to make a difference too. Then there are a fair number of female athletes who punch up the boobs shots as well. Whatever works.
More power to them. Like they say in the show The Producers, If You Got It, Flaunt It! Or perhaps, if you’re a fan of Donald Trump, you’ll prefer this Springtime for Hitler clip instead. Spooky how life imitates art sometimes. Even parody art.
Not sure that “flaunting it” will ever be MY business plan. What a typical senior guy has to offer in terms of flaunting it is not traditionally the fare that attracts thousands of Instagram followers. So I’ll stick with my drawings, paintings, a few running and riding shots. And plod along with my modest personal brand in tow.