• I’ve actually never been part of a pod before! Thanks for sharing this informative post!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • I was part of a pod and literally found it to be a chore. I left them all because I wasn’t loving it anymore, but was part of one that had about 20 on Telegram and found that to be too much! Lovely post, really enjoyed reading!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • This is the first I’ve heard about instagram pods and it’s quite interesting. Thanks for sharing your experience with being in pods and writing your honest opinion =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

  • I absolutely hate instagram pods! I’ve had nothing but bad experiences from them and I think they’re probably the reason I don’t enjoy instagram anymore, because I was literally forced to like/comment on peoples photos that I didn’t actually like and if I didn’t i was getting strings of abusive messages! Glad its working for you though girl!

    Abi | abistreetx

  • I love Instagram pods, and I find them a great way to talk to other bloggers and to get inspiration. I know some people think it’s fake engagement, but like you say, it’s a lot better than buying it. I hate the sound of those mega pods, that seems waaaay too extreme. I feel like blogging and Instagram is supposed to be fun, not like you’re going to get kicked out of the group for not being online 24/7. Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • The mega pods aren’t nice, but totally agree on the smaller ones x

  • I didn’t even know this was a thing, but after reading all this..I don’t think I really want to try! Haha thanks for such an honest and informative post :)

    http://myclusterofthoughts.com/

  • Yiotou_La

    I love pods and they helped me a lot. Instagram is terrible at the moment so we need to help each other grow and evolve. I take part in a few pods, the ladies and fellow bloggers are amazing and so supportive and I am so glad I joined them!

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

  • The Sunday Mode

    That’s awesome that you find pods helpful. I was part of a pod a while back but I didn’t find it super helpful for my engagement and I didn’t feel like the people commenting on my posts really wanted to do it, maybe they didn’t like my content? I don’t know. Maybe I just need to find a more like-minded pod to be a part of?

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • I used to be in a pod but I just find it so overwhelming and I realized that I might not be that kind of Instagrammer. I love the idea of pods, but sadly they weren’t for me. Now I’m just lazying (is that a word?) around Instagram and just liking and commenting photos that I really really like. I always felt so bad on commenting fake comments to photos that I don’t like at all!

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

    • Commenting on pictures you don’t like is the worst part, but that’s why it’s important to join a pod with similar people :) x

  • Courtney Hardy

    Pods are very overwhelming if you join too many, but they are also super helpful. Instagram really sucks and it helps a lot to have pods to help out.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

  • Hillory Renkema

    Great post girly! Pods are definitely great if you need help with engagement, but it’s also a pretty big commitment!

    xo,

    H

    http://firsttimethings.com/

  • March and May

    I was a part of several pods. I had to quit all. Its too much stress to keep up. Just not for me. Love your dress.

    March and May

  • This is such a fab dress floral dear! Pods can be really overwhelming, but if you’re really into it, they can provide great help.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Jacqueline Elliott

    Such good advice! Beautiful photos <3

    -Jacqueline
    http://www.jackieomy.com/