So...automators are going away. :( But, there is hope! Please don't think I'm bragging, but I still hit 40K, and am still holding on!
My first post on my account The Food Prep Life ( @thefoodpreplife
) was on 28 Aug 2016. (That's 7 months-ish)
My foundation...my SECRET...is that I never even paid attention to my follower numbers.
I just posted valuable content. I found out early what my audience wanted, DISCIPLINED myself to a posting schedule, and just went for it....and never stopped.
I do NOT care about the follower number of my account. I just care about providing people value. Once you set yourself to that mindset, your followers will come.
Have a great evening!