This is a very “no frills” description of what I think will work well for me going forward.
I have all my photos loaded into Apple’s Photos app, this is usually done on my iPad Pro, they’re also synced to Google Photos as a secondary backup, and yes I have paid for storage on both services so that I can upload and keep the original size the photo was taken in.
Once I have all the photos in Photos, I then delete the shit ones and favourite the ones I definitely want to edit. I do some basic edits in Photos, i.e. exposure, white balance, highlights, shadows, black point, etc.
After the basic edits, I’ll often import the photo into VSCO for the final treatment.
Last but not least, the photo gets posted on Instagram, my blog, and wherever else I want to post it.
So far it seems to work well enough.