Most liked pictures on Instagram by desi Traveler
I am a novice and not very active on Instagram, though I joined the same last year, I have not been active in updating my Instagram feed for almost a year after creating the account. But 2015 was a good year to learn a thing or two about Instagram. Today Instagram has become one of the most popular social sharing sites for sharing your images and there are more than 300 million active users of Instagram. Although there are some inherent shortcomings in Instagram that I do hope they take care in future. To give you just one example Instagram does not allows you to give a link to your blog post or any other external site. So even the links that you paste for a blog etc. are converted to plain text. So you do not receive any referral traffic from Instagram, except for a link to your website in the bio .
In order to overcome this I sometime add a line in the Instagram comments that more about this picture in by blog, link in the bio.
Though I am yet to see much traction from the same. But Instagram for sure is a fun medium to experiment with and if you are big on Instagram like some of the folks I know of, then you can easily make some money too from Instagram. I was approached for the first time if I accept sponsored posts on my Instagram feed, when I crossed 750 followers so you can imaging folks with thousands of followers must be able to monetize Instagram much better.. One important lesson learned about Instagram is that it works on themes and #tags. People tend to follow and like pictures they are interested in, also though your follower count matters, on analysis I have regularly discovered that most of my pictures are liked by people I don’t know. Also the maximum likes appear in the first 2 hours of uploading the picture. After that the likes just trickles and though the first flood of likes is from strangers, your followers like the pictures later, may be because they come online and your pictures appear on their wall.
Since I barely have around 800 followers on Instagram, I am nobody to give you any gyan about “ How To Succeed On Instagram”, I have just shared my observations, they could be totally wrong on relevant only to me. So you are welcome to totally disregard them. There is nothing special about these images except that they were most liked by people who follow desi Traveler, and that is what makes them VERY SPECIAL for me.
But let us go ahead and look at the Top 10 pictures liked on Instagram by desi Traveler
This first picture is from Chandratal in Himachal, you can reach Chandra Tal by a really bad road from Kunzum La or you can hike slowly again from Kunzum La. Once you reach Chandratal you can camp in the designated area or stay in one of the tents provided by some camping companies.
There was a time when bikes were a domain of men, but like everything else this too is no longer true and women are excelling in everything including biking. There are even exclusive biking clubs for women in India now, like The Bikerni started by Urvashi Patole. This particular picture was a random picture clicked outside the Hauz Khas Metro Station, and for some reason it is the 9th most liked picture on desi Traveler Instagram feed.
Well this one is my favorite for more reasons than one. First of all I like this picture because I could click the Monastery in Petra with a unique perspective, second this picture also appeared in JetWings Magazine’s ( Jet Airway’s in-flight magazine ) international edition,where my post about Petra by Night was first published, and thirdly this was the first picture on desi Traveler to cross half century mark of likes.
The above picture is a large panaroma of Chao Phraya river during Loi Krathong festival, and the square compressed format of Instagram is unable to display the image like it appears in my post. Do check the high resolution pictures of Loi Krathong festival in Thailand here.
Now before we go to the most liked picture on desi Traveler ( as the likes on dT are nothing like 1000s of likes some instagrammers get ), here is the picture that was most commented on. Surprisingly this is a simple Carrot, Radish and Chilies pickle served with Parathas in the internationally world famous in Universe ” Parathe Walee Galee ” in Chandni Chowk. The picture was clicked during a special food walk in Chandni Chowk with my friends Chef Zahie Talez and Chef Geraldo from Mexico.
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