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?
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?
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.
Jeans- H&M//Slides- Birkenstock//Print- Sealoe