I have always loved taking pictures, so sometimes I do try for the perfect staged Instagram shot. I utilize filters. I take way too many pictures of food and other things that may or may not get posted, but mainly I try to capture the moment. I am just a regular old run of the mill Instagram user so there are some things I don't understand.
Are there really people out there who get to spend their entire lives traveling the world on a perpetual vacation? Like how? I wanna do that!!
How do some people post their first post one day and then have over 500 followers in a day? Like how? They have to be buying followers right, but how does that even work? Who are these people with gain 100 followers instantly in their bio and how did they get into the business of selling followers? Third question. Why is it that important? Especially if you are not a business. Who are you and why do you need 10k followers?
I get it, people love talented all star cheerleaders and dancers, but how do people get so many followers when they are not celebrity/professional athlete/singer songwriter/public figure type? Some of them have more followers than Misty Copeland. Who are they and why are they so interesting?
What is up with those Insta accounts that have two posts and thousands of followers? They don't post. What exactly are you following?
What is up with those Insta accounts that have four sexy pics and "I need a man for meetings...I'll way for you" in the profile? What are the logistics of that? Are the pics fakes? Did match.com not work out? What does she really want and why is she following me?
How do people get so many selfies and videos at the gym? Personally, I find selfie taking in public kind of embarrassing. I sneak them in every now and then, but I won't do it if anyone is around!
How do the fitspo girls learn to pose like that? I get it. Booty gains is really in right now, and the contortions put it on full display, but try as I might I cannot get my back and waist to contort without looking like I've turned into a statue and stopped breathing. Mind you, I used to be a gymnast.
Why do people post porn on Instagram? I found out the hard way while innocently searching hashtag #snapchat.
Do people have personal photographers follow them around taking pictures? They must! I'm mostly reduced to selfies and candid shots are very few and far between...like maybe when I'm on vacation.
I realize there is this whole thing about having a theme for your Instagram, but how can someone maintain that for years and years on end? I scrolled an Instagram account back to August 2015 just out of curiosity and aside from food and denim there were literally seven pictures that featured color outside of black, grey or white but the monochromatic theme, went back much further than that. Are those the only colors that you wear? Do you systematically refrain from posting Instagram pics while you are wearing vibrant colors? Themed Instagrams are pretty to look at, but it must take a lot of the Insta out of Instagram and it seems like a lot of work to keep it.
What is this obsession with white white fur rugs and all white sheets? I can't help but notice that the flowers, coffee, aviator sunglasses combo is very popular atop white rugs and in the passenger side seats of cars. Do they really like Starbucks and fresh flowers that much or is it just for Instagram?
Why are so many Instagram accounts starting to look alike? See above.
Why is the list of hashtags on some posts a mile long and sometimes include hashtags that have nothing to do with the picture?
Why post one picture in a collage of two or three pictures that are exactly the same. I look for a difference, but nope. The same exact picture.
Lastly, how do people always manage to find a perfect brick wall (bonus if it's covered in really cool graffiti) to pose in front of. I haven't seen any and if I did, I wouldn't have anyone to take a picture of me standing wistully in front of it!
Okay. I think that covers it. I have much to learn.