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Throwback Thursday: Instagram 2016

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Week two of my blogiversary month is nearly over, so itโ€™s time for another Instagram throwback. You can read my 2015 reflection post from last week here, and continue reading below for a look at year 2016 on theressomethingabout_ ๐Ÿ“š


January โ€“ December 2016ย 

Unlike in 2015, I posted on Instagram throughout 2016. This was the year I purchased my domain, theressomethingaboutkm.com, and redesigned the entire look of my blog. I was pretty strict with my Reading Challenge (which I enjoyed) and did not hold back from posting multiple photos of the same book. I am quite surprised to see that I continued experimenting with editing my photos beyond adding a brighter filter or more saturation. There are also a couple of black and white photos which, like I said last week, makes me want to post more black and white photos.

 

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This was an early foray into Instagram videos. I made that bookmark (and about four others like it) myself; they’re not great because I used thick paper, but the crafting of them was fun.ย 

 

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This photo stands out to me because of one book in particular: Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. These books were all part of a library book sale haul which led to the beginning of my Grimm’s Fairy Tales project.ย 

 

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I no longer have this rickety bookshelf, but it was the first one in my then-new now-lived in apartment (I’ve since upgraded to these bookshelves). So this picture makes me a tad sentimental, even though it wasn’t quite my favorite piece of furniture.ย 

 

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I try to get outdoor photos with books whenever I can. The truth is, if I’m outdoors, I’m not likely reading – I’m hiking, walking, hanging out with family at camp, etc. But on the occasions when I spend the day at the beach or have camp [mostly] to myself, I’ll snap photos like there’s no tomorrow.ย 

 

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I discovered the #SockSunday and #SockSelfie hashtags in 2016, and had fun participating in both. I’ve enjoyed these photos since I first started posting them because they are cozy and usually simple to take โ€“ and are some of my most โ€œheartedโ€ photos.ย 

 

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My favorite photos from 2016 are the ones I took in the fall. This isnโ€™t surprising, because fall is my favorite season and these photos have the warmest hues โ€“ because of throw blankets, pumpkins, and beverages. Is there one season in which you love taking #bookstagram photos more than the others?

 

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And finally, I took part in #Top9 at the end of the year. I really wish I hadnโ€™t put this photo in black and white, but oh well. The types of photos in this Top 9 are similar to the ones that still garner the most attention today: socks, open books, and simplicity. Luckily those happen to be my favorite to post.

 

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Do you use Instagram alongside your blog? Have you noticed changes in the styles of your photos, or gone in a completely different direction from where you started on the โ€˜Gram? Talk to me in the comments, and thank you for reading.

 

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