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10 Cardinal Sins Of Instagram

What Not To Do On The Gram

When Instagram launched in 2010, feeds were alive and kicking with avo toast, sunset beaches, and duckface selfies. In 2018, they’ve become a little stale. In fact, there’s now a whole new set of rules of what people want to see on the Instagram – and unless you’ve totally planned your outfit, filtered the sh*t out of it, and nailed your contouring and highlighting, it ain’t good enough for the Gram.

To help you keep up with the times, we’ve put together a lil list for you on what NOT to do on Instagram in 2018…

#1 Posting a boring breakfast shot (unless your food looks pretty – don’t put it on the Gram… nobody ACTUALLY cares what you’re eating).

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#2 Putting your arms around your friends while you all stare at the camera and smile (have you not learnt anything from the influencers? It’s all about the candid, people).

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#3 Posting a pic wearing your track pants and ugg boots (if you feel like doing an Instagram post – then go put on something nice and just pretend you’re going somewhere – nobody’s going to know you didn’t leave the house IRL…).

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#4 Political ramblings (I mean, I’m thrilled you have an opinion on politics and all, good on you, but I don’t want you disrupting my scrolling through pretty pictures of people I’ve never met with your ramblings on something that might be important).

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#5 FaceTune your legs super skinny but forget about the wall behind you (come on now, everyone should know by now that if you want to Facetune your legs – find yourself a blank wall, wonky walls are a dead giveaway).

 

#6 Doing endless pics of your niece (we get it, she’s cute – I’ll allow you one photo of her, not 20).

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#7 Holding up a product next to your face confessing your love for it (bitch, you got paid. The game’s up).

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#8 Posting countless workout pics and talking about your weight loss (we wouldn’t mind this, except it’s pretty clear that you haven’t eaten a burger in years – so no amount of squats is going to give me that rig).

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#9 Going nude for the Gram (this might just be me – but I always feel a bit awkward when I can see someone’s pubic hair or nipple slip… unless it’s Kim Kardashian, and then it’s totally acceptable).

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#10 Using the #nomakeup hashtag when it’s clear you’re wearing mascara, brow gel, BB cream, lip tint… (ummmm, that’s makeup people – you don’t have to be a bloody genius to work that out).

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