I love Instagram as much as the next gal, but there are a few things that I often see on the social media platform that I could do without. Forever. Let’s see if you agree…
The Spelling Bee Loser
Look, I’m no stickler for spelling and grammar and all of that in general. However, if you’re trying to make some type of witty joke or offer some poignant food for thought, let’s get that spelling together people. I can’t “like” misspelled memes. I just can’t do it. This saddens me.
The Faux Fitness Buff
No shade to the real fitness buffs on Instagram. I love following people who have good tips and provide inspiration. I’m talking about the faux fitness folks and I’ve seen them live and in action. Well, in “action.” Ever been to the gym and seen the dude who comes in takes about 10 different pictures of himself essentially posing with a weight and then dips? Yep. Those folks. Boo.
The Mean, But Funny Jokester
I seriously howl with laughter sometimes at some of the Instagram posts I come across, but the jokes can be so cut throat, especially when the jokes are about celebrities. So mean, but so funny. I don’t like the idea of going to hell. Stop making me feel like I’m going to hell.
We’ve seen this one quite a bit. The ones who post pictures of a wad of cash (presumably the result of a cashed check pre rent-paying) or a half empty bottle of whatever with the infamous #turntup or #turndownforwhat hashtags even though that bottle is sitting on grandma’s table and bought by Uncle Pat. This type of frontin’ is especially sad and dangerous to me. People post these things knowing they are not true and then end up feeling bad about themselves for living this big lie. It perpetuates unhealthy mental, psychological and financial cycles.
By documentarian, I’m not talking about the Peter Burns-type geniuses of the world, I’m talking about the person who documents every single meal, emotion, thought and location. Your feed will be overrun and you will know what snacks said poster had at 3:25 pm yesterday. That unfollow button looks pretty cute sometimes.
What are your Instagram pet peeves?