Instagram, as we all know, is a great little app for sharing photos of our loved ones, giving little snapshots of our daily lives, and bullshitting to everyone we know that we have our lives together. Don’t try to deny it – we’re all guilty of at least a little careful image construction on social media. Below are 5 Instagram pictures I regularly see pop up on my feed, the fallacy that the photo’s trying to convey and the usually less impressive reality behind them. I’m not judgin’, as all of these are taken from my own account (my personal account by the way – the obsessively-compiled ‘theme’ of my blog’s Instagram account is a whole other story and post).
The Cocktail Photo
Reality: It’s happy hour and I bet I still end up going out afterwards and losing my keys/phone/dignity.
The Car and Coffee Photo
Reality: My hot chocolate is getting cold and I’ve never hated my fat thumbs more in my life. Why won’t you look elegant damn you?!
The Brunch Photo
Fallacy: I have my life together; you can tell this because I’m out of the house by 10:30, and so was obviously not drunk last night. Plus I clearly have so many friends that I need to meet up with them before noon just to fit them all into my life. Plus I like sourdough bread.
Reality: I’ve chosen the most Instagrammable thing on the menu. I wish this was a bacon sandwich.
The Gym Photo
Reality: I can only show you my feet because the rest of me looks like a sweating hippo. I’m going home to eat dougnuts.
Reality: I did not wake up like this. In fact, I don’t even look like this now (thanks filters). Oi lad that I fancy, slide into my DMs already.
I hope some of you can relate to this post, and that it’s not just me who’d guilty of a little Inst-fallacy here and there. Remember: don’t blame yourself, blame Myspace for starting all of this madness.