Social-Sellers on Instagram: What is your Best Nine?
I love the end of the year Best Nine, year in reviews, time hop, on this day, and other apps that allow you to reminisce on the previous years. The walk down memory lane is emotional: happy, sad, funny, silly, joyous, heart-breaking! I still cannot believe in 2016 I was pregnant for the last time and birthed our last baby. This morning I was looking back at Instagram pictures of the pregnancy and almost wishing for another opportunity to carry a child. There is something so very special, despite the pure misery of it all. (I am a very sick and uncomfortable pregnant woman.)
The past few days I have been seeing everyone post their 2016 Best Nine from Instagram. The pictures of weddings, new babies, new homes, family gatherings, and smiling kiddos filled the screen from the hashtag #2016bestnine. The best nine are the pictures that were liked the most over the course of the year. And in true curious fashion, I wanted to know MY best nine! I expected Caleb’s birth, our pregnancy announcement, probably a family picture and maybe a photo or two of lockets from my Origami Owl business. Although some of these pictures made the cut, I had a few surprises and I know why!
Mid summer I started intentionally using hashtags, making connections with people on IG, and spending more time understanding how to gain likes, views, comments, and followers. Because of that, my most-liked photos, my 2016 best nine, are all from the second half of the year, completely trumping the first half. The pictures that were chosen illustrate the fact that when time and energy are put into your social media outlets and you are intentional with what you post and your interaction with others, your likes increase. (This may be obvious, but sometimes it takes for us to see the results to understand the importance.) And the funniest outcome? My cow costumer, the milk cow, was the top post, the most-liked. Let’s see what the hashtags were and we can’t discredit the fact that people like the humor and silliness of the post!
gabandglittergal #halloweencostume CHECK!!! Bahahahhahaha! #milkcow for a #milkmaid! #nursingmama #frightful #socialitesuite #trickorsuite #trickortreat
What kind of #origamiowl locket should I wear with this?!?! #mamabear #wahm #sahm #owlbedangled gabandglittergal #momofboys #allboys #momof3 #boymom
What was highlighted above in the hashtags? My business, my team, mom-related, nursing-related, halloween, and something that does not go unnoticed, I was participating in an IG challenge with a social media training group. When a group of like-minded people work together on the internet, build genuine interpersonal relationships through authentic communication, your social presence rises. Want to check out this group? Even if you learn one new tip, the time to press JOIN was worth it. https://www.facebook.com/groups/socialitesuite/
Want to discover your own 2016 Top Nine? Visit: 2016BestNine.com and enter your username.