Ever wonder why your Instagram posts don’t score that many hearts? Well, here’s our theory: You’re #annoying.
Don’t worry, it’s not too late to change your social media status. But first of all, here are the 10 Instagram habits you need to break!
1. BEGGING FOR FOLLOWERS
Here’s the painful truth: If a person you just followed did not automatically follow you back, you need to get the picture. He simply doesn’t want to. Save yourself the public humiliation and don’t leave him a comment that says “please follow back.”
2. TURNING INSTAGRAM INTO YOUR PERSONAL PHOTO ALBUM
It’s okay to take a #selfie every now and then to show the world that you’re confident in your own skin, but you’ve got to know when enough is enough─unless you’re okay with people unfollowing you because your duck face is all over Instagram.
3. EXTRA LONG CAPTIONS
Honey, go get a diary! Your essay’s too long that you deserve an award… or at least a swift unfollow.
4. LOVING EVERY TREND
You said the same thing about froyo, milk tea and mochi ice cream, and we bet you even wrote that on your Instagram’s “About Me” section. You’d take a photo of your Starbucks beverage every single time you’re there because it makes you feel cool. You keep exhausting the word “favorite” that your followers can’t even keep track anymore. But when it comes to sports, you know what we think your favorite really is? Social climbing.
5. BEING A “POSER”
Why would you even want to post a photo that’s not yours to begin with? Again, we know what your favorite sport is. You can stop pretending.
6. DROPPING THE FAST FASHION LABEL FROM BRAND COLLABS
It’s called “collab” for a reason! It's not the same and it baffles us that you can't tell the difference.
7. CHEESE OVERLOAD
We’re all for true love, my dear. However, too much sugar makes us cringe. There are just some things you don’t need to announce publicly, such as your future suicide plans if you ever call it quits. Because trust us, you don’t want your followers looking forward to that day you head to Splitsville.
8. TAKING PHOTOS OF YOUR SHOPPING BAGS
Okay, so you went shopping today. Big deal. But sarcasm aside (in case you haven't noticed), there's no need to brag as if you picked up some big-ticket item at Chanel or Dolce & Gabbana when all you have is a yellow bag.
9. CRAZY FOODSTAGRAMMER
There’s nothing wrong about taking a snap or two of mouth-watering dishes. Your followers might even thank you for introducing them to a new restaurant that you just recently discovered. But if we have to see what you had for breakfast, lunch, dinner and merienda, that’s how you know your #foodstagram habits have gone too far.
10. SHOWING TOO MUCH SKIN
One or two proud snaps after a fulfilling workout could be fine. Oversexualizing yourself isn't. Instagram is not a porn site, so stop uploading photos of your boobs for the whole world to see. Leave it to Kim Kardashian to “break the internet.”
Illustrations by Yayay de Castro