Last week, there was a popular story about an image of a brown egg that went viral. There was an Instagram account (@world_record_egg) that posted a picture of a brown egg. In the caption, it was stated, "Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this."
Well, it worked! The post went viral and got way more than 18 million "likes." I then created "Popular Brown Egg" - a 5"x7" scribble artwork. When I finished that drawing, the Instagram post had over 34 million likes. As I write this blog post, it currently has over 49.7 million likes.
I'll admit it - I created this artwork just to post on my own Instagram account (@artbytroythomas) and try to get some extra likes by riding off of the popularity of the original egg post that was still viral. It did get a little bit of extra attention than a lot of my other posts, but I was already too late to maximize my exposure. I've got to be quicker the next time a big viral sensation happens!