Mommy blogger’s post about her son’s low likes on Instagram is slammed on social media.
The film industry is changing. Hollywoods biggest casting directors have said time and time again that the number of social media followers is arguably more important than acting talent due to the return on investment. As a result, influencers can have a major impact on the entertainment industry. But, what happens when one child is not getting as much attention on social media than others. What should a parent do? This is an issue that one Georgia mother ran across on her Instagram account.
Katie Bower and her husband, Jeremy, have five children and live in Georgia. The Mommy Blogger posted on Instagram and Facebook to mark the birthday of their second of four sons, who turned 6.
Bowser discussed what she loves about her son saying, My [son] was just the best baby….cuddly and easy…a hard toddler…always on the move and slow to talk which led to lots of crying….and one of the most helpful and sweet hearted little boys. He is quiet except when hes not….overflowing with unique personality. He hates the car and is a complete homebody. He loves art and sports and is quick with a joke. He loves organizing and quality time and says one day he is gonna be a daddy to one hundred babies ? And when he hugs and kisses you, you believe it.
Bower wrote about how her sons never got as many likes as her other photos, and she had struggled with the lack of engagement of her sons posts for years.
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The sun finally came out yesterday and I think everyone needed the morale boost! It is amazing what the sun and wind in my hair does for my mood! Im thinking the top on the Jeep comes off for a couple days just so I feel alive again ???my face will probably freeze off but yeah…#worthit ??? #jeepgirl #jeepmom #finallyfall
Bower later blamed Instagrams algorithm to the child to blaming herself.
Guys I am gonna be perfectly honest…Instagram never liked my Munchkin and it killed me inside. His photos never got as many likes. Never got comments. From a statistical point of view, he wasnt as popular with everyone out there. Maybe part of that was the pictures just never hit the algorithm right. Part might be because he was the baby for a very short amount of time…And people like babies. I say all that because I want to believe that it wasnt him…that it was on me. My insufficiency caused this statistical deficit because obviously my Munch should get ALL the love and squinty eyes are totally adorable.
She then asked her followers to give him likes for his birthday.
so can we do this right? Because I truly KNOW that my Munch deserves alllllll the likes…whether or not a stranger gives it to them. And on his sixth birthday – I am thankful that I know that…that no matter what other people think of me or my kids or my marriage or my house or my life or my everything…that they are 1000000000x better in real life than any tiny little picture could hold.
Many people started to bash her on social media. One Twitter user said, These women use their kids’ faces to promote content and products that they will make money off of. It is the 2018 version of turning your kids into child stars and profiting off of them, and who knows what kind of long-term impact it’ll have?!