Welcome to my monthly round up post of my most liked instagram posts. April seemed to fly by, mind you I’m not surprised considering we had the Easter holidays, birthday’s and parties to plan. If this is your first time reading my monthly posts and you want to see the others, make sure you check out my top 5 posts from March, February and January.
I must admit I have fallen out of love a bit with Instagram this month. The change in algorithms have really changed how my feed looks and I don’t seem to be seeing all the regular accounts I follow. I have also noticed a drop in engagement with my posts. Even though I really try not to be driven by numbers I did find this disheartning.
I am also part of a couple of pods, but I haven’t been using them in the proper sense they were set up for. Due to the change, I have actually found them a good way to keep track of some of my favourite accounts, so at least I am getting to see their pictures. Maybe thats why I’m seeing less engagement. Instagram may be punishing me by being part of these!
But I have given myself a good talking too, and reminded myself why I like being part of the Instagram community. So I have gone back to the good old days of posting what I want to post, not thinking what people want to see.
So let’s get onto my top 5 posts for April.
In fifth place it is a tie! The first picture is of the girls sat on the sea wall at Broadsands, which is our local beach. This is where we have our beach hut too. This was taken in the early evening after we had spent a lovely afternoon chilling out and getting settled into our hut.
The other picture in fifth place is the one of a little stone snail nestled in the grounds of Coleton Fishacre. Coleton is a National Trust property just around the corner from us. I saw it, liked it, snapped it and just shared it!
The picture in fourth place is also from the gardens at Coleton Fishacre. We visited Coleton during the Easter holidays and took part in their Easter Egg trail. We had never visited before, and I am so glad we finally did. The house was built in the 1920’s by the man who was the proprietor of The Savoy Hotel. Coleton was his country retreat. The gardens were stunning. I think I took something like 80 photos while we were there!
The shot in third place was also taken in the gardens at Coleton. There were so many paths winding around the estate and this one took you through the woodlands, with bluebells climbing the banks.
The picture in second place was actually a throwback picture to a couple of years of ago. It’s of my eldest daughter on another local beach. She was just throwing stones into the water and I just snapped her at the time her hands were in the air. I posted this to show how full of excitement she was for her upcoming birthday. We had been on count down for weeks!
So to the picture in first place. This month it is one of our beach hut. The 1st of April sees the start of the beach hut season in Torbay and we can all get access to our huts and get them ready for the summer season. It really represents to us that hazy summer evenings are not far away.
So what is your favourite picture this month? Also, if you are on Instagram how have you found the recent changes? If you would like to see my other pictures for April you can find me on Instagram here.
See you in another four weeks for the next update.