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.