10/02/2015

5 Things That Annoy Me About Instagram

Instagram app iPhone 6

A not so serious post. Because we all have these days...

1. "Link in Bio"

You know Instagram is great for a little blog advertising, too, even though I mainly use it for things that wouldn't make it on the blog. However you surely all know these Instagrammers (maybe because you're one of them?) who relate each and every picture to one of their latest blog posts. This seems to be impossible without the famous "link in bio". Why do these three words make me so aggressive? Honestly I don't know but GUYS, where else should your blog link be if not in your damn bio? Maybe in the HTML code of your pictures? Nope, so it's the most needless sentence in the world of Instagram.

2. Hashtag Abuse

I'm hipster enough to actually like hashtags, I just think they're there for a purpose. Some people however think they're just decoration or, well, hipster stuff and totally abuse them. On the one hand we have the bright human beings who use hashtags they don't even know what they're standing for. Just, you know, to belong.
Even worse though: #people#who#hashtag#whole#sentences. Honestly? What sense do these people think the hashtags #i or #am have? Do they think somebody will find and follow their account 'cause they were looking for the hashtag of a conjugated verb? #that#is#not#going#to#happen#!

3. The Unfollowers

Unfollowing somebody is totally okay. People change and it's totally natural that you don't like somebody's photography style for the rest of your life. However there are people who follow you, just so you follow them back. If you don't do so they unfollow you and then follow you again so you get another notification i.e. another chance to notice their account. Seriously I'm not going to follow every 40 year old man just because he is faking an interest in my account.
However it gets even more strange. Because there is the other kind of unfollowers: Those who unfollow you because they don't want you to have as many followers as you actually have. Secretly they like your pictures though, so from time to time they stalk you (yes that's what I call not following but checking out somebody all of the time) and their finger slips and all of a sudden they liked one of your pictures while stalking. Shit happens, right?

4. The Photo Size Slobs

Did you ever notice that the Instagram pictures have a square size? Well, stupid question, of course you have. Everybody has. It's the Instagram signature. I am pretty sure it's even the reason why on the new iPhone you can immediately snap your pictures in square dimensions. But of course every platform needs people that stand out. People who are rebel enough to use any picture they come across, be it square or rectangular, horizontally or vertically arranged. Well if you ask me this is not artistic freedom, it's just ugly. I don't even "heart" 90% off the non-square pictures I come across. That's my kind of being a rebel.

5. Tag Commenters

Well actually I'm not sure if I find this annoying or flattering. You know the scenario: Somebody who sees a picture and instead of writing a comment to the person who published the picture, they just tag a friend and start a conversation with them under your picture. On the one hand it's surely flattering (depending on what the people write of course), because it means that your picture is share-worthy and somehow engages these people. On the other hand however, I can't stop myself from thinking: "Hey guys, I'm still here, too and I can read everything you're writing about me/my picture!"
P.S.: Don't forget to follow me so you can unfollow me when I don't follow you back but then still like my pictures and tag a friend.

17 comments:

  1. Ich habe direkt mal dein Instagram Profil durchgeschaut & finde es wirklich super schön. Bin dort selbst jeden Tag unterwegs und erkunde die wunderschöne Welt der Fotos. Habe dir ein paar Likes dagelassen :)

    Liebe Grüße :)
    http://measlychocolate.blogspot.de

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  2. "Unfollowers" are so annoying! I agree with all 5 things 100% ;)

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  3. This post actually made me lol several times, so thank you for that! I have to say that I am guilty of writing "link in bio", but I am also a bit of a newbie when it comes to instagram :P I saw other people doing it so I thought it's just what people do and of course I wanted to fit in! hahaha

    xo, Dolce // http://www.mydailysweet.com/
    Leave me a comment; I'm always looking for new blogs to follow!

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    1. This comment made me smile because it's so cute! I guess fitting in is what we all try to do when we're new at something :)
      xx

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  4. Haha I thoroughly enjoyed this post! I have secret hatred for them all lol. Especially the unnecessary hash tagging - argh!! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  5. Hehehe I LOL'd so much on this post, mostly in agreement. I love when people are honest about this stuff because I know I am constantly thinking the same thing. You're the second person to write up something like this and I loove it. I HATE people who hashtag sentances and I hate people who follow you only for a follow. Worse still are people who tag names or leave a random comment on your photo without liking the picture. I spent so much time thanking those users who left smiling emoji's or "nice pic" comments without realising that they were only using space to get noticed lol. I don't reply to them anymore, unless I know someone that is or they've also liked my image. That has to be my greatest peeve of all.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. So glad you liked the post and that you can relate! I didn't even notice this commenting to get attention thing on Instagram yet, but I guess it's the same as on blogs nowadays. I mean those "nice outfit" comments can't be taken serious anymore either, right? So thanks for leaving a thoughtful comment ;)
      xx

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    2. Perhaps they target specific people? I don't know how I even stumbled upon it in the first place and now it is all I see. And yeah, it's exactly the same as the blog world. Generic comments are just that, generic with no heart sadly. <3

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  6. So true. Most of the time, I just admire the photos.

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  7. Your post made me smile and at some moments laugh :))) Actually I never pay attention to the sentence "link in the bio", but when you marked, now I do :))) I totally agree about annoying people who follow and then after a week or few days unfollow, yes, this thing is very annoying...

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  8. Found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it! You have interesting posts and everything is beautiful! Amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  9. Normally I follow all my followers. At least: I used to. After I discovered people were following me just for me to follow back and then unfollow me. GRRR.

    :)

    Corie
    www.barefootinluxembourg.com

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  10. Hhahaahha, lo misst ech bessen laachen :) Zu 1 bekennen ech mech fun Zait zu Zait schelleg, awer och just well ech dann mengen dass Lait dann flait effektiv op main Blog kuken gin wann se un de Link erennert gin ;) 2&3 stemmen ech der absolut zou. 4&5 stéiert mech net imens.
    Gudd geschriwwen!
    #emmer#weider#sou#hahah

    x Claude

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    1. Hehe Merci, dat ass ganz léif vun dir :)
      xx

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  11. I just laughed so hard! It's all SO true though.. You hit on right on the spot :)
    People are stupid sometimes - feel free to follow my instagram @camillajuliesh
    AND THE LINK TO MY BLOG IS IN MY BIO, ha ha..
    Have a nice weekend

    dreamydelights.bloggersdelight.dk

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  12. I have a similar post in my drafts that I keep going back to whenever I have ideas, haha. I completely agree with you on the hashtag every word in a sentence thing. I also get really annoyed when some people use completely unrelated hashtags only because they are popular. Like I'm sorry, but I just don't see #justinbieber anywhere in your selfie?! And you are definitely not part of the #TheBlondSaladGoesToHollywood gang either :D. I don't mind hashtags too much, as long as they actually tag what is in the photo, to link it to similar photos (especially helpful with specific make up products, for example).

    styledbykristiana.com

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    1. Haha oh my that's some serious hashtag abuse xD Can't wait to read your post as soon as you put it online ;)
      xx

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