A Guide To Instagram Themes

A Guide To Instagram Themes

Is your Instagram in on the trend? If not, the complete guide has been compiled.
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Instagram has become more than just a photo sharing app. It's a place where people are able to tell their stories through a series of pictures. Not only do people spend hours editing each individual picture, but now they are worried about something completely new: feed theme. The way your pictures work as a set has become essential if you are a die hard instagram fan, even Teen Vogue has a section dedicated to it. “Feed of the week.” Of course this app is meant to be fun and a form of self expression, but in case you want in on the new trend, I’ve created a quick and easy guide.

The first thing to consider is the actual content of the picture. What do you care about? What are some of the things you enjoy? Make sure every picture reflects who you are. If you want to go the extra mile, there’s a simple rule Hilary Rushmore has taught me: tell your story in six pictures. What she basically means is that you should be able to understand what you like and your instagram personality simply by looking at the first two rows of your feed. Furthermore, be careful to not post a similar picture in a row or on top of each other. You do not want two Starbucks pics side by side, it just throws the whole aesthetic off. Instead, try to put them either one or three pictures apart. The same goes with selfies; yes, there is such a thing as too many selfies.

The next thing, which will actually also help with choosing what pictures to post, are the editing apps. Perhaps the two most famous ones are VSCOcam and FaceTune. My favorite part about VSCOcam is that once you edit the pictures, it actually saves it in the app in a way similar to instagram - in rows of three - which makes it very easy to visualize what your feed will look like if you post a certain picture. FaceTune, on the other hand, is great to blur those imperfections and is an essential tool if you are going for a theme that involves a lot of white, since its whiten tool can make even the whitest white more white.


This brings us to the topic of filters. This is perhaps one of the most imperative aspects of having a theme. You want to make sure that every single picture has the same theme; however, to avoid that explicitly filtered look, opt for toning down the intensity of it from a 10 to a five or six. Moreover, you can play around with brightness, exposure, and saturation. Just be sure that every single picture is edited the same way. One wrong picture can throw off your whole theme!

The way you take your pictures can also make editing easier. For example, some people make sure the pictures they take are super colorful, others choose to have a certain color pop out in every frame. Keep in mind that if you have a very colorful theme and you take a picture of your black cat on a white table, no matter how you filter or edit it, it will not fit into your feed.

Last but not least, is the way you crop your pictures. Although most people are now opting for squares, you could still crop them into circles, add white borders, or even just keep them rectangular. It all works as long as they are cut exactly the same.

Since this might seem like a lot of information, I have gathered below a few of my favorites. Be inspired!

1. Meghan Rienks.


2. Aspyn Ovard.

3. Lauren Elizabeth.

4. Jack.

5. Lauren Conrad.

6. Lexie Lombard.


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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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Sometimes Musicians Take Their Views Too Far And It Can Be An Abuse Of Power

Expressing opinions is OK, but pushing agendas is questionable.
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Musicians have high platforms to exercise their influence, particularly if they are consistently relevant in the mainstream. A significant number of these musicians use their platforms to spread goodwill among their fans and followers. People will listen to what their favorite recording artists say because music is a way of life for everyone and the opinions of the people who create it are something to pay attention to for their fans.

However, some musicians can find themselves treading dangerous waters with the things they publicly say and do.

Because musicians and celebrities have such a vast influence, they can send people on the wrong track if they say something controversial or ill-advised.

A strong example of this is Kanye West.

Despite producing and releasing a plethora of critically acclaimed, highly influential and commercially successful albums over the 2000s and beyond, West has been scrutinized for his outspoken attitude and controversial statements in the media.

From claiming to be the “best new artist” at the 2004 American Music Awards after not winning the award, stating that George W. Bush did not care for African-Americans during A Concert For Hurricane Relief, to interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards to state that Beyonce’s “All the Single Ladies” music video was one of the best of all time, West has stated opinions at public events like awards shows when they are not needed. While there is nothing wrong with the notion of expressing opinions, there are boundaries that some artists like West feel they need to cross, such as public events.

Another example of musicians taking their views too far is Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong telling a supporter of United States president Donald Trump to stop listening to his band’s music.

The reasoning for this was because the listener supports Trump. To tell someone that they cannot listen to your music simply because of differing political views is close-minded and unnecessarily intolerant. Armstrong and his bandmates have been vocal in their opposition to President Trump, as have many other musicians. However, they are incorporating their personal views into their decisions too deeply with this action.

Perhaps the most blatant example of a musician utilizing his or her personal views or actions to the extreme is Ted Nugent. This man has regularly poked his nose into American politics since his rise to fame. His stance is positioned on the far right of the political spectrum and he is a board member of the National Rifle Association. He has made many utterances that degrade the Democratic Party and the general left, and he has suggested that violence be used against gun control advocates, calling them “rabid coyotes.” In addition, he called former U.S. president Barack Obama a “Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel.” He is using his platform to push his political agenda, and that is simply taking it too far.

Famous musicians have the freedom to use their status to make themselves heard, but there could be unforeseen consequences for them when they abuse that power.

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