I saw this tag on Elisse’s blog (who also has a cool Instagram acount ;)) and I decided it would be fun to see what my answers would be. Instagram is one of those social media things I really enjoy, although I’m not very good at connecting with people. I love going trough my feed thought, it’s one of the first things I do in the morning and one of the lasts things I do before (sometimes while) I fall asleep in the evening! I used Iconosquare for everything statistics and numbers on this page, which was very handy.
What is your instagram username and why?
My Instagram name is Plutomeisje, which is the same as my Twitter account and the name of my old website. It’s Dutch for Pluto-girl, a name the Boy once gave me when I told him I was cold. You know, because the dwarf planet Pluto is also always cold. It somehow stuck.
How many photos do you post on average?
I used to post more frequently but because I’ve been busy with school the past months my average went down to two pics a week. There isn’t going on much in my life at the moment and there are only so much photos of sketches and computer screens you can post before your follower count hits zero.
My first photo on Instagram and one of my most recent photos… I have a thing for plants, apparently
I posted my first first photo on September 28th, 2012. Since that day I posted 596 photos. Only four of those are selfies. About 200 very cool people follow me and I follow a staggering number of 743 (!) super interesting IG-ers. My photos got 3,589 likes and 511 comments. Those numbers are pretty low, I think, and they make me realise I still suck at the social part of social media. I just tend to throw things online and never comment on other people’s pics. According to Iconosquare 77 people started following me in the last 7 days and 13 people pushed the unforgivable “unfollow” button!
Your own personal favorite?
That’s a hard question. I went through all my pics and I picked this photo from our trip to St. Petersburg last April. I have a lot of good memories about that trip and this photo is one of my favourites I took with my phone (my other photos still aren’t printed or sorted through, shame on me!).
What apps do you use in combination with instagram?
I have the A Beautiful Mess app, Pixlr-o-matic and VSCO Cam apps, but I hardly use them. I post my photos immediatly after I make them, I don’t spent much time deciding on filters…
What filter do you use the most?
I thought it was X-pro, which I use a lot 14% of the time but apparently I’ve used Valencia the most (15%). Also, on 15% on my photos I’ve used no filter at all (and in a couple of cases these are pics I edited with another app). I’ve never used 1977, Apollo, Gotham, Lomo-fi, Lily, Lord Kelvin, Poprocket and Mayfair.
Which animals do you follow?
I follow quite some animals on IG. I love the pics of a Weimaraner cuddling with a Dachshund by @harlowandsage. They’re such an odd pair. I also really like @ernest_hedgingway, a hedgehog that has a thing for books. On the feline side of Instagram I follow @amaguri207, @shimejiwasabi and @pitterpatterfurryfeet who occasionally play dress up. Oh and @BatsQLD, a bat rescue in Queensland, Australia, with tons of super cute bat pictures!
Which (big) companies do you follow?
I thought I didn’t follow any big companies, but I follow IkeaBelgium, UrbanOutfitters, Anthropologie and NationalGreographic. I also follow some small companies like Shopelleaime, Titi + The German Kid and The Weird and Wonderful.
Do you have a lot of family on instagram?
Not really. The Boy isn’t into social media and most of my family or friends don’t use Instagram as active and contributing users. One of my nieces in on Instagram though. 🙂
Do you guys like Instagram? If you have an Instagram account and you want to blog about it, feel free to do so! Leave the link to your blogpost in the comments below, so I can read all about it. 🙂 Also, if you have an IG-account I do not know about, leave your link down below, I love to find new IG-ers!