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6 Things You Shouldn't Do On Instagram

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The temptation is real. You've got five realllly great pictures and you wanna post them all at once. The world needs to know this very minute how great your new shoes are/how yummy your avo toast looks/how unfiltered that sunset is. But wait. Hold yer horses. Less is more. Pace yourself. For me, five pictures a day is lot to be posting (even if you space them out)- although some girls post that amount (and more) and seem like very happy bunnies. Quality over quantity applies to lots of things in life, and this is probably one.
Getting Away With It
Speaking of quality posts, it's also a good policy to not post pics that are out of focus/darker than the night/distasteful. I actually have great fun reporting to Instagram all the pictures I think are inappropriate.* If you ever go on the #changingroomselfie tag you'll know what I'm saying. *Yes, I am that bastard. And yes I have no life.
Piggy Backing Ain't Cool
Do you really wanna be one of those girls who writes under an ASOS picture- 'Hi, new fashion blogger here it would mean a lot if you could look at my account!!'. No, thought not.
Playing Those Mind Games
As we all know, there is a lot of shitty low-down behaviour on IG. Not least being the arseholes who follow you, then moments later unfollow you in a petulant Prince George-having-a-tantrum-type-of-way. Actually, Prince G is a bit pure to be dragging into the murky world of Instagram, so let's just say these fuckers are childish. And no-one wants to be a childish fucker, do they? 
Human Behaviour
I'm sure you've seen it- hell- you have may unwittingly done it- I'm talking about 'forgetting' everyone on IG is real. Yes! Real life human-beings with feelings! To that end, don't start having a conversation with your mate (no matter how inocuous) on a "big-timer"'s page, chit-chatting away as if they don't exist. It's their freaking account...they can seeeee you. And especially don't get into it if you're gonna bitch. Once upon a gram, two Danish people (one boy, one girl) decided to have a little chinwag under a picture of mine. Were they saying nice things? They most certainly were not. But after a bit of Google Translating, they were gone.
Repeat After Me
Some girls on IG are comment crazy. They have to say morning to everyone, night to everyone and comment on every last little thing in between. Overkill much? You betcha. Now I don't wanna piss on anyone's chips here- some beautiful lil' friendships form on the Gram, and one of the greatest joys of the place is communication with girls across the globe. (Well, it is for me). It's just that effusive, over-bearing, insincere balls that seems so unnecessary. 'Morning babe, you look stunning today!!' Especially if you said it the night before, and the morning before that. I've even seen people say a Starbucks cup is "stunning". Erm, hello? 
The Conclusion
Etiquette counts, unless of course you don't give a fuck about such things. Just you carry on posting twenty pics a day, saying to your mate 'I can't believe how thin she is!' under a very thin girl's snap and promo-ing yourself on every feed you can. But don't come crying to me when you get 10k!!!!
What behaviour do you think is best to avoid on IG (if any)? Hit me up, luv u, bye. 
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  1. Hilarious as always :-) xx

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  2. Haha! Oh my god, people having convos on your pics is the worst - actually no, the worst is when they just tag their mate and it's like 'Why? Are you tagging them to laugh at me together or do you just think they'll like my shoes?' At least with a conversation you can know whether to block their ass or not.

    Love your insta by the way! x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. How do I block someone????!!!?????
      Tell me now!!! :)))
      x

      PS Thank Q lovely :)))

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    2. On their profile next to their name there's like three little dots, tap it then tap block user. Mwahaha, goodbye pests! x

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    3. OMG....thank u!!!!
      x

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  3. Belle this is brilliant! Not sure if this counts but I literally want to scream 'TAP FOR TAGS' at some people!
    I also second Josie's comment above! x

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    1. Thank Q gorge :))

      You must have the worst time of it as you are an excellent tagger (and grammer, obvs) & you have soooo many peeps all up in yer grill asking the same freakin' thing over and over!!!
      x

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  4. Haha these are too good! I've never seen the people say good morning and good night. So weird.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination
    Btw check out my sweet Lightbox Giveaway if you haven’t already!

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    1. I could give you names.....if only so you can never follow them :))))
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  5. that's true, crazy comments sometimes so annoying

    Extraordinary Diary

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  6. I'm SO with you on these points! Especially people posting the same photo from 5 slightly different angles. Just choose the best one and post that. It also winds me up a treat when people post rubbish, blurry photos, as in my opinion Instagram should be for nice, pretty pics and pics that are funny or descriptive should be for Twitter or Snapchat. Two other things - completely irrelevant hashtags and people who put hashtags like #ibizaday3. Noone is searching for your personal hashtag! Wow I didn't know I felt so strongly about Instagram haha I think I need a lie down.

    Faye x
    i wish i could wink

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    1. Ooops- I'm actually totally guilty of posting the same pic 5 times from different angles (but only coz I'm lazy).
      Totally agree IG should be as pretty as poss- but I do like a random hashy from time to time (they amuse me- fuck knows why!!?)
      x

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  7. You're not alone when it comes to reporting pictures on Instagram because I've done that several times - and to people I follow (or used to!) which always seem to post very inappropriate pics.
    I also hate overdone hashtags when they're not done sarcastically and especially if a post is meant to be a bit serious and blogging related!!

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

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  8. Spamming is a no-no, although, if you're telling a bit of a story, you can do.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  9. Great post. I hate spammers.
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