Yesterday's feature on 3athlonlife makes we wonder how much these features actually benefit users. There is a huge difference between how many followers I have (1200) and how many who follow 3athlonlife (12000), but the amount of likes they have gained from posting my picture is not a lot more than I have gotten. This has me thinking that most people are not liking the pictures they post, but are following just to get featured.
To be fair, my picture is not the most liked of the pictures that 3athlonlife have posted, but it is still clear that I have not gained any significant likes or followers from this repost. I think it depends on what type of followers the repost account has and if the image is good enough to actually penetrate this group of followers. I have not seen the benefits of being reposted yet, and I think that I need to put more work into my pictures in order to enhance the quality of each shot, in case I get featured again.