23 Thoughts While Posting An Instagram
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23 Thoughts While Posting An Instagram

Quite possibly the most anxiety-inducing process I go through.

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23 Thoughts While Posting An Instagram

If you use Instagram the right way, you know how critical the process of posting a photo can be. There is a lot of time and effort that goes into creating the successful Instagram post. Those who are dedicated to maintaining the perfect Instagram account are plagued with a constant anxiety of whether or not the correct filter was chosen, if the caption was funny enough and many more conflicts like these. If you're like me, (basic AF), these thoughts have probably crossed your mind while posting an Instagram:

1. Is this photo really Instagram worthy?

2. Maybe it would do better on VSCO.

3. I'll ask the group chat.

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4. Instagram it is.

5. Now, the editing stage.

6. Should I use one of those fancy editing apps that makes me look 20 pounds lighter and three shades darker?

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7. Of course I should.

8. Perhaps I overdid it on the old editing. I don't even look like myself.

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9. Let's just stick to the original filters.

10. Lo-Fi makes me look tan, but I love a good black and white photo.

11. Here comes the hardest decision of them all: the caption.

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12. I've got to come up with something witty.

13. I need the approval from the group chat before I post.

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14. Wait a second- am I posting at a prime time?

15. Whatever, it'll get plenty of likes.

16. Okay- 1, 2, 3, POST!

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17. "Everyone go like my Instagram, I just posted!"

18. My like-to-minute ratio is not what I expected.

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19. Should I delete it?

20. No, I have faith. My followers are loyal likers.

21. At what time is it acceptable for me to like my own Instagram?

22. Screw it. *Double tap*

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23. Another successful Instagram.

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