A year in selfies.

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In light of all the discussions surrounding social media and how “evil” ,”vain” &”fake” it is, I took a moment to think about the “selfie-culture”. Why do we do it? I counted that out of 257 posts on my Instagram, only 38 of them were actual selfies of me alone, by myself…

After having an Instagram account for a year…here is my 2015 in selfies, with the “story/reason” behind them…

1)- My introduction to the evil vanity of Instagram…or not really…

This is me sitting on my couch, with no make-up and a Disney night robe…giving the thumbs up after I discovered that I had received some awesome exposure for my music….once again.

2)-I don’t even know if this count as a selfie? No makeup & hair in all directions, I made this one in a hurry, moved by what I saw in France, joining the “hashtag-movement” on twitter.

#JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo #Solidarity

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3)- Making a YouTube vid to promote my awesome merchandise, including a 2015 calendar. Not a very flattering pic, ย not that I cared really.

4)- My mom was teaching me how to do my own makeup, as I was going to my first award show without her…

Doing #hair & #makeup with my super sweet #mom ๐Ÿ˜‡

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5)- Here I am in Norway, done with make-up and on my way to the Norwegian Grammys ๐Ÿ™‚ Here I’m actually trying to look nice ๐Ÿ˜› I was really happy with my make-up and how I looked.

Getting ready for tonight's #event!

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6)- Another “being political in the couch moment”. American artists apparently don’t get paid for radio-plays, I had no idea but joined the hashtag movement on twitter for some minutes…and signed some petitions…

7)- I don’t like this… I was getting ready for a YouTube video apparently, I have no idea which one.

Getting ready for #VideoShoot ๐Ÿ™‚ Subscribe to my @YouTube! thecommanderinchief1 & follow me on #Instagram #Ibanez #Guitar #Singing

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8)- Guitar lessons anyone? I was just done giving a lesson over Skype.

Done with #guitar #lessons, now I'll be working on a new collaboration for the rest of the evening. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜#Ibanez #RG

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9)- My favourite selfie without a doubt. This is the sort of selfies you should take if you are a songwriter ๐Ÿ˜›

10)- Selfie with no purpose #1–The Instagrams are starting to get to me ๐Ÿ˜› I have no idea what this is, but used it for a blog entry.

11)-I was in California and had done my own make-up again, I thought I looked metal and cool \m/

Getting ready for a day of #metal #GothChick #GothForEver #MetalChick #Shredder #Singer #Songwriter

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12)- Selfie with no purpose #2–I was on my way out to eat dinner and didn’t feel very happy, why I took this though I don’t know ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

#NoMakeUpSelfie Feeling Lost? #NoIdea #HuntingForFood #FeelingIndifferent

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13)- Selfie with no purpose #3–I believe I took this as I just came out of bed…wasn’t exactly a glorious moment, nor was I particularly happy, nor do I look very happy either…this was when I was freaking out as it seemed like someone was messing ย with me online ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

14)- The garden selfie. Me laying in the garden without doing anything…I guess you could call it ” Selfie with no purpose #4″

15)- Doing make-up with my sister, taking a selfie as I was happy with the look and ended up using it as a cover pic for a blog entry..

16)- My favourite selfie without an instrument ๐Ÿ˜› I think it’s a good sign that this was one of my most popular pics on Social Media! Whoever said you have to be half naked to get likes?

17 + 18) …and speaking of which….this is the deleted “tummy” pic that I uploaded to Instagram, with the caption “this is what Instagram is for right?” meant as a bit of a joke, it got an insane amount of reach on my FB, but some grumpy comments from fans who were disappointed that I had “sold out”… even a rant ensued from a family friend saying “is this what you want to build your fame on?”. Anyway, I followed up with this no-make-up selfie, asking what the fuck is wrong with people…funny enough the tummy pic was removed ๐Ÿ˜›

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19) A proper guitar selfie. Took this with a timer on the iPad while I was playing.

19)- The drunken selfie….there was also a “bathtub selfie” that I deleted the next day.

Too many drinks. Not something that happens often. #DrunkSelfie

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20)- The bed selfie. Looking happy and I was feeling quite happy too…besides a slight hangover…

21)- The multiple selfie selfie….what can I say…I was bored…Funny how popular this got on FB ๐Ÿ˜›

22)- The “I’m tired of life selfie”… Someone had tried to break into our house and we ended up calling the cops…

23)- The “I’m super happy selfie”, someone had offered to send me away to the tropics on an adventurous holiday, I couldn’t believe my ears and as they say….”if something it’s tooย good to be true…it probably is…” and it was…

24)- The best selfie ever. No need for further comment. I had taken my little brother to the playground, happy times indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

25)- The “I’m sleeping selfie”…. why not? Ever experienced sleepless nights? Instagram is great whenever that happens.

26)- Jumping on a trampoline, being happy. In fact…I should get one.

Me being me. Jumping up & down on a trampoline. Having fun. #Selfie #Trampoline #Jumping #Happy

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27)- This is the kinda stuff I like…you can’t really see my face. it’s a selfie without really being one. I was a bit worried, and a bit sad, as my mom had basically told me to “get my head out of my ass”…I did what modern people do..and quoted her on Social Media ๐Ÿ˜›

28)- Here I am in Norway, going for a walk on the roof of the Norwegian Opera House.

Windy. #cantbelieveitsfallalready #Windy #Hair #adventure #greatweather #Fall

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29+30) Here I was done doing my own make-up, making myself ready to go and shoot some scenes for Norwegian prime-time tv-show “Stjernekamp” I was quite happy with the result really!

Getting ready! #NoFilter #MakeUp #FemaleArtist #Guitarist #Guitar #Shredder #Metal #MetalChick #SoloArtist #Singer #Songwriter

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31) Another blog selfie, taken on top of the Roof of The Opera House in Oslo, to be used for a blog entry.

32)-Airports can be boring, but that’s when your smart phone rocks.

33)-Jet lag … if you have to wake up at 5AM and travel by train, tube, a plane & more train, chances are you will fall asleep once you reach your destination…and then wake up and be awake all night…that’s when Instagram rules…when you are awake at night all by yourself..

34)- Another sleepless night….

35)- Here I am before the Live Tv-Broadcast of “Stjernekamp”! I had an amazing make-up artist and a lovely hairdresser too! I thought she did a great job ๐Ÿ™‚

37) Make-up selfie from a hotel room.

#selfie time. Working on #music as usual. #guitarist #singer #songwriter #soloartist #femaleartist

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38) My Norwegian sweater selfie.

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