Instagram has been around for many years now. It seems like, with time, it has gotten more and more serious. People, including myself, tend to care way too much about what other people think of their accounts.
We all do it. We stress over getting the perfect picture to make our lives look as entertaining as possible on social media. We will take hundreds of pictures until we get the one that we feel is worthy enough to post. After we finally find the picture, we have to use secondary apps to whiten our teeth, smooth our acne, and some people even edit their bodies. But, why? What is the point of posting these pictures if they don't even end up looking like us?
After we finally get our pictures how we like them, we have to somehow figure out a caption. We wonder if people think what we say is dumb, unoriginal or lame. But finally, the time has come. The picture is as good as it is getting and we are ready to upload. This is where the real stress begins. We can't help but notice who likes the picture, how many people are liking the picture, how many people are commenting on the picture, etc.
All of this stress is absolutely insane. Just because a picture isn't the type that would typically get a lot of attention on your feed, doesn't mean you shouldn't post it. Post whatever you want. I hate to break it to you, but no one cares about your Instagram feed. Once your picture is off of the daily timeline, your followers will most likely never think about it again. The only reason we are brainwashed into thinking people go on our pages so much is because we go on our own pages so much. Half of the time that I spend on Instagram, is spent on my own page. I'm always wanting to make sure that everything looks exactly how I want it to. It is hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that other people couldn't care any less about how put together my feed looks.
Instagram has somehow turned into a place full of stress, judgment and insecurities. I want to go back to the days of posting screenshots of funny memes and casual pictures with my friends. Let's make Instagram casual again.