Last year I shared my top nine Instagram photos and it was such a hit that I wanted to share my top nine Instagram photos of 2017. Because my blog is a hobby, yet also a business I am often looking at numbers and seeing what posts did the best. I am so interested in analytics and discovering by numbers what content was well received and which wasn’t.
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I am sure that most of you are wondering how I got my list, so I will get to the good stuff right away.
Related: Top Nine Instagram Photos of 2016 // View here
How to Get Your Best Nine Instagram Photos 2017
Download this free app: Top Nine: Best of 2017
The cool thing about the app is that you check it today, but then come back tomorrow if you happen to load a photo that does especially well. Your top nine will be updated until the end of the year (The website “bestnine” doesn’t do this, once you check your top images your grid won’t update even if a photo preforms well at the end of the month).
The app also gives you other insights. You can discover the total likes that you received in 2017, I am at over 137K (thank you!). It also tells you what your average likes per photo is and how many posts you posted on Instagram throughout 2017.
My Top Nine Instagram Photos 2017
1. Most Liked Instagram Photo in 2017
This also was one of my favorite captures of the year. Their costumes turned out so well, Evelyn rocked hers for all of two minutes and Sophie non stop talks about princesses.
Sophie walked around with her hand on her hip saying mostly, “I’m Belle, Look Mom there’s another Belle! and Mommy! They gave me this candy and THIS CANDY!” while Evelyn said “Teeeeaat” I’d say it’s a good start to Halloween so far! Now it’s time to find out how much candy Ezra got at school…. good luck tonight friends. Best advice, keep the sugar high going, never let it drop ????????????
2. Second Most Liked Instagram Image
This one was a very close second and another favorite image. I mean who doesn’t want to have a nap, not surprised it was popular. Letter board from Letter Peddler.
3. Third Most Liked Instagram Image
Day 1 of my 10 days of giveaways this December has preformed exceptionally. I also find it interesting that it has done so well as I just recently posted on my stories asking what you all want to see more of and the highest vote was for more Home Decor. I would say the results of this blanket giveaway (with 607 by Davie and Chiyo) solidify those poll results.
D A Y 1 — Today is the launch of our 10 days of G I V E A W A Y S to lead up to my birthday ???? ???? ???? I want to celebrate all of you and gift you something for the holiday season. Follow along for the next ten days to discover how you can win.⠀ •⠀ First up @607bydavieandchiyo is going to be gifting a blanket of choice to one lucky follower. Here is what you have to do.⠀ 1. Follow Me & @607bydavieandchiyo⠀ 2. Like this post + three others on my feed⠀ 3. Comment below your favorite Christmas song⠀ 4. Bonus: Tag some friends, one per comment. Each friend = 1+ entry.⠀ •⠀ Contest will close and winner will be announce on Dec 12th. Follow the hashtag #cwjw10days for more giveaways to enter. Not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram Inc. Photo by @juliechristinephotography
4. Forth Most Liked Instagram Image
James and I went on a date night to HighStreet and I shared our adventures on our stories. Throughout the night I posted this image and it was one of the best preforming giveaways of the year. Pretty sure the stories interaction had a lot to do with that.
Closed ????????When’s the last time you went on a date night? For most I’m sure it’s been too long! Guess what! I’ve teamed up with @highstreetfv to give you a date night on them! Here’s what you get. $30 to @highstreetfv $20 to Popbar $50 to Famoso $50 to Cineplex • Here’s how to enter: 1️⃣ Follow @highstreetfv and @creativewifeandjoyfulworker 2️⃣ Like this photo 3️⃣ Comment below your favorite store, place to eat, etc (something you love about @highstreetfv ) 4️⃣ Tag friends for additional entries, one friend per comment *️⃣ Watch my stories for additional entry • Closes in 48 hrs. Not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram Inc. Good Luck! #ad
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5. Fifth Most Liked Instagram Image
A common theme on my feed is photos in front of our garage. I have to say this image makes it to the top of favorite images of the year as I don’t often get all three (happy) kids at once + I kinda love my outfit choice.
6. Sixth Most Liked Instagram Image
This is another example of an image that did well when it was posted after sharing some live videos of the process. The night before this image was posted I was sharing about baking the cake and a couple sneak peaks. I also mentioned how I never (hardly ever) bake and was so impressed with the outcome. Was so pumped you all loved it just as much as me.
7. Seventh Most Liked Instagram Image
Photos of their girls and their sisterhood relationship are a common favorite. With the added cat to the mix and you get something pretty sweet. I see another repeat of the garage door favorite.
When we moved to our new place we started these two sharing a room. I somewhat dreaded the thought of getting them both down but honestly, it’s going pretty well! Some nights better then others.. tonight more on the not so awesome side of things ???? but even with these harder nights I’m still so happy we are doing it! Side note: I’m trying to teach Sophie how to hold the cat under it’s bum, she’s getting there…
8. Eighth Most Liked Instagram Image
❤️ Closed ❤️ We are celebrating with our friends over at @minimoc for their fourth birthday! Join us in the celebration by entering to win a $50 gift card to @minimoc to grab a pair of Mocs of your choice. Here is how to enter:⠀ 1️⃣ Like this photo⠀ 2️⃣ Follow @creativewifeandjoyfulworker and @minimoc⠀ 3️⃣ Comment below what you are most excited about for fall⠀ 4️⃣ Tag three friends for an extra entry⠀ •⠀ We aren’t the only ones celebrating, check the tag #HBDminimoc over the weekend and get more entries in.⠀ •⠀ Giveaway not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram Inc. Closes on Monday Sept 3rd at 12PM PST. Winner will be announced in the comments after the giveaway has closed. Photo @juliechristinephotography • • • #dearestviewfinder #treasuringlittlememories #enhantedchildhood #ig_kiddos #lifewellcaptured #holdthemoments #gallaryoflightfeature #howiclick #freerangekids #pocket_sweetness #the_sugar_jar #lifeandlensblog #let_there_be_delight #momdotme #ohmamamoment #myclickstory #thecandidclass #childrenseemagic #featuremama #count_itjoy #themindfulapproach #momhubcentral #myheartcaptured #danielwellington #yesdw
9. Ninth Most Liked Instagram Image
Our friends at @juneisleclothier are launching tomorrow and we are hosting a giveaway to celebrate! Evelyn is wearing items from @juneisleclothier @littleandlively and @minimoc and each of these shops graciously want to give away a $50 shop credit from their stores to one lucky winner!⠀ •⠀ How to enter:⠀ — Follow⠀ @juneisleclothier⠀ @littleandlively⠀ @minimoc⠀ @creativewifeandjoyfulworker⠀ — Like this photo⠀ — Bonus: Tag your friends (one tag per comment, the more tags the more entries)⠀ •⠀ Giveaway runs for 24 hours. Not partnered or endorsed by Instagram Inc. Winner must claimed within 24 hours after being announced in the comments to claim their prize, otherwise a new winner will be selected.⠀
Hope you enjoy discovering your Top Nine Instagram Photos of 2017. If you operate your Instagram for business, take note of what was popular and continue incorporating similar things for 2018.