Instagram is big. Visual content is big. And the Eiffel Tower is big (until some tourist comes along and pretends to hold it between their fingers).
As one of the world’s leading social media platforms, Instagram is the place to be if you wanna see some random bloke’s gym selfie, a picture of someone’s cat having a bad day, or a #ThrowbackThursday special of your colleague at age 12.
But as Instagram becomes more and more saturated with the same old stuff, from the same old crowd, we’re starting to wonder just how repetitive Instagram can really get.
Here’s just 4 Instagram posts that we think might be coming up to retirement
There you are, smiling at the camera, furry cat under one arm. Little do your followers know, this picture took a total of 20 minutes to take, complete with 5 bite marks, 2 scratches, and 3 muttered swear words (from you, not the cat). Did you need to bribe your animal with copious amounts of treats to look semi-happy? Probably. Did they refuse to let you touch them for 6 hours afterwards? Yup.
We’re all for body positivity, looking after yourselves, and being proud of what you got. But taking a picture every single time you visit the gym just seems a little unnecessary. There you are, sucking in the gut, flexing those arms and abs as hard as humanly possible, and twisting your body in such a way that even a Kardashian might get jealous. But that’s a total of 20 – 40 minutes you’ve just wasted when you could have been working out. Think before you ‘gram – that’s all we’re saying.
Hot dogs or legs?
Want to casually brag without it seeming like a brag? It’s pretty simple; just post a picture of your legs with the caption “hotdogs or legs”. Hint: it’s always legs and never a hot dog. Bonus hint: Don’t even say hotdogs as a joke or someone will get offended.
The expensive gift
We gotta hand it to you, if we received a £1000,000 watch we’d probably gloat about it on social media too. But if you’re going a bit overkill and using your material possessions to reel in the likes, then are you really enjoying your new purchase for what it is, or what it represents i.e. status, wealth, privilege? Also, let’s be honest, how long can you keep this going before somebody robs your house?
“If it wasn’t on Instagram, did it even happen?” – Joking millennial
“Yes, yes it did.” – ContentCal