Top Ten First Times on Instagram

Ever wondered “What are the most popular first times around the world according to Instagram?” 

For over a year now, I’ve been tracking multiple hashtags across most social networks. Hashtags such as #firsttime, #1sttime, #newexperience, and #firstexperience. It’s through the tracking of those hashtags that I made the decision to move to Las Vegas. Turns out, Las Vegas is the most associated city (from all cities around the world) with those hashtags. People either come to Las Vegas to have new experiences or find themselves having first times while they’re here. If you’ve been to Las Vegas before, it’s not hard to understand why.

The one thing that has surprised me the most since I’ve been tracking those hashtags is how few times they are actually used daily. I expected to see thousands of posts daily from the Billion of users on Instagram since people do love sharing with others when they do something new.

The lack of posts using those hashtags doesn’t necessarily mean people aren’t trying out new things, could just be they are, but aren’t using those particular hashtags. However, based on my observations from other social media sites, I wouldn’t hesitate to say that less people are out having new experiences than you’d think and that a SAD state of affairs. 

I do have my mission to change that and when I do – I’ll see the change in the use of those hashtags – especially the use of the #365FirstsChallenge hashtag.

But for now, let’s have a look at the current Top Ten First Times on Instagram – not listed in any particular order.

Top Ten First Times on Instagram

Let’s start with #FoodFirsts. There are two food firsts that are most popular and posted about.

  1. Making sushi. 
  2. Making bread.  

In the #SportFirsts category, which is by far the most popular type of first times people like to post about, there are a few sports that are most posted about.

  1. Going climbing or bouldering at an indoor gym
  2. Going skiing/snowboarding 
  3. Aerial fitness – be it yoga, trapeze, or something similar
  4. Scuba diving

In the #LifeFirsts category the most popular first times in this category are:

  1. Getting your driver’s license
  2. Buying your first home
  3. Flying on a plane 

In the #ArtsFirsts category the most popular first time posted about is

  1. Painting 

There you have it, those are the Top Ten First Times posted about on Instagram. Have you posted about any of those? Are any of those on your list? Do you post about first times and new experiences but not use any hashtags?

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