Instead of just blaming the algorithm (tempting, I know), I took my low views as a sign to experiment more with my content.
So I tried:
🎬 Switching angles very 2-4sec
🪝 Testing more deadly hooks
🤡 Entertaining more with my personality
...and it worked!
These 2 TikTok videos I created both got > 3k views and almost 500 likes combined: