We all spend too much time on Instagram #timethief.
Who liked what, who’s posted what, who’s selfie game is on point, insta stalking and that (guilty) rush when you see the camera image on the left side of your phone. Here are the things we all want some of our friends to fix but won’t tell them.
Images above are from my personal one @sandiesands
FILTERS: let’s say this together “Filters are our friends”. Filters are to Instagram, what glitter is to posters: use it and abuse it and if you’re in doubt use some more. Yes the sky can always be blu-er. There are SO many apps for filters it’s ridiculous, even Instagram decided to up their filter game and it’s pretty on point.
Leader of the Selfie Movement @mrpimpgoodgame
#SELFIE: “But first, let me take a selfie” Basically the bread and butter to Instagram, SO if people tell you not to post one fuck them and post it anyways BUT here are a few basic rules:
1. Don’t post the same one, in the same pose, where the only thing different is your clothes. We all have our best angle but switch it up!
2. Sometimes include friends (it aint not fun unless the homies can have some) Hello, Ussies is a thing now..
3. Don’t do it daily. DO however add a nice background if available.
FOOD: Let me say I LOVE food, yes people are tired of seeing it but who cares (see: #Selfie) they are also
hopefully going to look at it and be hungry and jealous BUT again proceed with caution. A few basic rules
1. If it’s homemade make sure it styled up and looks good #kissthecook (or if it’s a fail go ahead just for laughs…who hasn’t burned something)
2. If it takes you longer to take a picture than to eat it, you’re doing it wrong!
FEED: Don’t blow up peoples feed, this isn’t twitter or your own personal photo album, if it’s a momentous occasion you have five post max. There are wonderful collage and flipbook tools now….utilize them! (Plus save some for a #tbt or #latepost…as they say don’t put all your eggs in one basket) Ex: Flipagram , Fotor Photo Collage
OVER EXPOSURE / FOCUS: Over exposure could be artsy but also blinding please proceed with caution. Focus
sigh, I know it comes automatically this is 2014 after all, tap on your screen, step away if needed, no one wants a blurry image my vision is already bad I don’t need a reminder of how I see things from far away. AND always try and find your light.
VACATIONS: If you say you went to a beautiful island let me see it, let me feel like I am there. I know what you look like; now let me see that clear water.
QUOTES & WORK OUT POSTS: Everyone loves a great motivational quote, an inspirational before and after BUT, unless you’re an inspirational page only…we don’t need a constant reminder…you look great, you clean eat, I promise we get it….NEXT!
OVERSHARING: In the world of social media this happens very often. Remember that some things are still meant to be private. Here are a few of the worst offenders: airing your personal dirty laundry (there is a difference between this and venting), almost nude picture (NO your size doesn’t matter I just don’t always want to look at soft core porn) and last but not least don’t be emotionally slutty (call a friend). All of these make you look like you’re either fishing for compliments or a pity party.
@KevinHart4Real ‘s Instagram
HASHTAGS: #dont #do #this, but please be creative, sarcastic, and witty.
MISTAKES: Let the world see your mistakes, no one is perfect so post what you like and be unapologetically you,sometimes the pictures we don’t think are that great or memorable are the ones people like the most. In the end we are ALL guilty of doing one too many of these.
Variety is the spice of life so go out take some pictures and keep some of this in mind! Comment below if you have any additional tips.
Post By : Sandie & Blanca Diaz