The fame game has dramatically changed in recent years. Hundreds of years ago, celebrities were scientists, artists and philosophers, and other people of notable work. Then in the 20th century, in order to become a star you had to be talented and entertaining, be it at singing, dancing, acting or writing jokes. But today, the only thing you need is a free account for a social media platform.
Of course, there is a little more to it than that. You can’t become ‘Facebook famous’ by just uploading one picture of your pet each month, just like you can’t become an ‘Instagram Influencer’ by saturating your feed with blurry pictures of questionable looking food. Likewise, to get Twitter verified you need to do more than just send angry tweets to companies/people who have wronged you.
There is an art to becoming famous via social media, but as we all know, art is subjective. What one person finds inspiring and interesting, another doesn’t.
So how does one manage to please all these people? How is it possible to score millions of followers? Is online fame just a myth, only accessible to the chosen ones? Or can ordinary people achieve internet stardom?
Luckily, there is someone able to answer these questions.
Rebecca Harrop may only be 19-years-old, but she has her finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to Instagram. Talking to FEMAIL, the Australian-native dished out her helpful hints and tips on how to grow a huge following online.
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Harrop realized that she had a talent for Instagram after she helped a friend build her beauty blog’s social channels. Despite being a novice, Harrop saw the account gain thousands of followers practically overnight.