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As you know I am an Instagram Addict. Recently I started an Instagram Challenge, where I scrolled all the way to the beginning of my almost 2000 posts and took a screen shot of the first nine images I ever posted.

Then to screenshot the 9 most recent images I posted.

Now why did I do this?

Its kind of fun to look back sometimes. I started Instagram account three years ago and Instagram has made lots of changes since then… some good and some bad.

When I first stated I wanted to focus on photography and had no clue what I was doing, I just knew I wanted to start sharing my artwork with the public

Now 90% of my work is done digitally on the computer….. and I am sharing more video content, allowing myself to open up to my followers, have a clear vision of what I want for my artwork.

What Did I Find?

I came across a lot of screenshots…. mainly website updates. (Pre Instagram Stories Era)

I found old screenshots of the very first version of my website on, then all the edits I did on…..

I also found awful promo ads, image quotes I took from Pinterest, lots of work from my favorite artists that I re posted…

*** Re posting others artwork is NOT the way to grow your following!

This challenge helped me realize how unorganized mt feed actually was!

I spent the morning organizing and archiving my feed.

My feed now consists of ….

  • Digital Artwork – #mondaymotivation, #wellnesswensday, #wisdomwensday, #TBT, #flashbackfriday, daily hashtag (national ____ day)
  • Tuesday – I will post a photo once a week
  • Thursday – Share new print on demand products when new products are released, Customer photos when I get them
  • Every Sunday I will share the sales I have made that past week

The rest can be found in my Instagram stories. Anything else related to my art business.

I went from around 2000 posts to 900 posts.

Back to the challenge!

Rules: Scroll to the begging of your feed screen shot the first 9 images you ever posted. Then refresh you feed and screenshot your 9 most recent images. See how you IG feed has changed! Finally, challenge 3 others to complete the challenge as well!

People that have completed the challenge…

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So I was challenged by @purelifephotoss to make a throwback IG and show 9 of some of my first posts and my 9 latest.πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈ I think I must add a third option to raise the challenge: a third page with 9 posts that really describe your style! I started with mainly images of my designs to promote my stores but it really moved into something different. When I found out I could post videos I was really excited! 🎬 Now I focus on creating cartoons and animations that tell a story and will make people smile. Well, at least I hope you guys enjoy it! The third page really shows what I am all about: cute & funny art, animation and a pic of me goofing around, why not? πŸ“ΈπŸ˜œ Now I challenge (sorry if you were challenged before, and also no pressure if do not wanna do it, just have to name 3 to be released from my own challenge πŸ˜‡) @belettelepink πŸ’œ @julieerindesigns πŸ’™ @nimel_art πŸ’— Here are the rules: "If I tag you then I challenge you. It's fun especially if your artist and your style has changed. Screen shot the first 9 images of your Instagram feed then screen shot the 9 most recent Instagram posts… see how your Instagram feed has changed, how you have changed, or how your art style has changed. Complete the challenge and then challenge 3 others. Have fun!πŸ˜€" #funny #cartoons #me #challenge #instacute #instaartist #instagramchallenge #journey #doodles #illustration #animation #motiongraphics #art #geek #design #supportartists #artstagram #picture #throwback #flashback #style #artjourney

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Take on the challenge and look back your feed!

Thank you for reading!

-Abby (Purelifephotoss)

Categories: Artistc Journey


Abby Juli is a self titled creative rebel and creator of the brand Purelifephotoss. Abby is an advocate for animals and mental health awareness. Find her digital artwork and photography in multiple print on demand shops on a variety of products.


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