I had wanted a Smartphone for such a looooong time. The reason I'd wanted one so badly is that, as an avid photographer since the age of nine, I wanted to participate in Instagram.
I finally got myself an Android a couple of years back. Last October, when that went kaput, I splurged on an iPhone, which I love dearly.
So, as soon as I had my greedy little hands on my Android, I, of course, glommed on to Instagram.
Since joining in, I have tried everything in my measly non-tech power to succeed on this platform. I even took classes on this topic. All to no avail, however. Much to my chagrin.
As of right now (I just checked), I have posted 910 photos to Instagram, and I can boast a whopping 504 followers. (I, on the other hand, follow 824 people.) I am thrilled when I can get more than 20-30 likes on any given photo. Which is truly pathetic.
It's embarrassing. Really.
Anyway, with my daughter, Emily's, help (who has an incredible 6,408 followers!!! https://www.instagram.com/emilybluestar/), I managed to compile my Top Nine of 2018. Top Nine means the nine posts that received the most likes throughout the year.
My Top Nine of 2018 is shown below:
Top row, left to right: the chicken I drew (48 likes!), some coleus leaves (45 likes), dead oak leaves wedged in the cracks of our deck (42 likes), second row: a blooming amaryllis (41 likes), a card I created for my girls to create at one of my Stamp-In Workshops (41 likes), some of my Gelli prints (40 likes), third row: three close-ups of flowers at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin (40, 39 and 38 likes respectively).
I guess it's a nice representation of the types of photos I post, from drawings, to prints, to greeting cards, to close-up photography of nature subjects. The topics that I truly love.
If you would like to follow me on Instagram, this is the link to my account. I would love and be honored to be followed by you!
Fingers crossed that my Top Nine for 2019 will be even better.