Well how about that my friends, it appears as though we’ve once again arrived at the time where the Instagram “Top Nine” images are tabulated and that means you get to enjoy them as well. Over the course of 2018, I really was enjoying the use of Instagram as a social networking tool and I’m fairly certain that I used it a lot more than any of the other socials combined. The rundown will come after the image below so please take a gander. I figured that I’d offer up some background on them all.
About These Visuals: Starting from the top left hand corner we’ve got the band Paramore which is fronted by Hayley Williams and right next to that is the ominious Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and his own parmour Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy. A lot of you longer terms website readers will likely remember Alissa from The Agonist. Closing up the first row is Black Veil Brides singer Andy Black who was showing off a brand new comic graphic novel at the Last Rites Gallery. I’m not sure why they decided to cut off artist Eryk Donovan but that is the app for you. Sorry Eryk. The second row was from a great SiriusXM Town Hall with the legendary Judas Priest and that is the lads and myself post their interview at the station. It’s always great to say hello to The Priest and of course to support their live shows. The Brits are followed next by two images of the lovely and talented Riki “Riddle” Lecotey who is a cosplayer of some reknown. They were taken from The BoroughCon event and we just love her amazing designs. Our last row is the also legendary Glenn Hughes who was delivering a solo tour that celebrated his Deep Purple years. This row is completed by a visual from the Ghost Press Conference that was held by Papa Nihil and Sister Imperator and the great Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne during his special appearance at the “Fear The Riff” Expo in Brooklyn. Good times. As you can see, the collage shows that we recieved 25.8K likes for the sum total of our 6,716 posted images. Though we’ve gone up over 1K followers to 1,419 the sum-total likes dropped a chunk in comparison to last year. I think this was based on our flipping between personal and business accounts to get some standings but in the business account we saw less people coming aboard much like the Facebook Official Page. Since Facebook owns Instagram a lot of the same algorithm stuff goes on and they want you to pay for ads which I am NOT going to do.
Though this will remain the “Official PiercingMetal Gram”, the account has been reverted to a personal one so that prevents us from getting deeper standings about its visitors. I still think that more males are following us and that are largest demographic is from New York City despite that absense of information. I could be wrong but as long as you are liking what you see its fine by me. It appears as though almost 2K images were loaded up this past year and you can thank all of the conventions that I visit for that. In addition to the NY Comic Con, I’ve covered Toy Fair, and several other events where I give some serious spotlight to the participants. They all deserve it. I really love using Instagram to help spread the PiercingMetal vision to the world and if you’re curious as to what your own “Top Nine” for the year might be just click HERE for that rundown. As I close this narrative up and get ready to approach the next one, I wanted to thank you if you are one of the 28.5K likers of the images. If you’re not, that’s fine by me, you just have to get cracking on your support. Remember, if you see stuff, you need to like it to help the engagement. Just looking is like passing the window of a store that you won’t go into. Nowadays, its a numbers game and your likes and comments show us that you are out there and paying attention. Following and participating in our Social Networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter help the larger website thrive and help us keep our community of like-minded people growing. See you next time.
Lest I Forget: Since there are always new visitors to the website, some might not be up to snuff on this sort of thing so; If you wanted to see the coolness that made our “Top Nine” for 2017 just click HERE for that visual and its overview.