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How to Step Up Your Instagram Captions

You can’t always settle for emojis to save the day.
How to Step Up Your Instagram Captions You can’t always settle for emojis to save the day.

I think we can all agree that one of the ultimate struggles in a millennial’s life is coming up with the perfect Instagram caption. For instahoes, especially, this frustrating task can take forever. But to maximize the potential of your picture-perfect upload, it’s an absolute must to finish it off with an equally double-tap worthy caption. For those days you don’t feel like settling for an emoji, below are some tips that should help you step up your caption game.

Keep it short and simple.

If you want to write a novel or raise a debate, Instagram isn’t the place for it. Go pour your feelings out on Facebook instead, or better yet, create a blog. Your captions need not to be too long to prove a point. Short and sweet is, more often than not, the way to go!

Be informative.

It’s not Twitter so you’re not limited to 140 characters either. If you do decide to post a reasonably long caption, at least have your followers get something out of it—maybe share a travel tip, talk about a newly opened restaurant that comes highly recommended, or say whatever’s special about that particular photo you took.

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Unleash your witty side.

Why so serious? We bet you have a funny bone in your body, so loosen up a bit and find some humor in the things surrounding you. Even if you crack a joke and fail miserably, hey, at least you tried to break the ice.

If you can’t be funny, be punny.

Be creative with a play on words. Think outside the box and it’ll come to you naturally.

Challenge your vocabulary.

You know, it doesn’t always have to be a pun. How about a rhyming exercise or maybe an idiomatic expression? Again, harness your creativity.

Be yourself.

At the end of the day, it’s what truly matters. Your Instagram account should serve as an avenue for self-expression. Don’t just upload or say something because you think it would impress other people. Make it personal and simply be who you truly are because that’s what counts the most.


Main image/artwork by Bacs Arcebal and Gab Gutierrez

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