How to use Instagram in 12 easy steps | The Wallace House: How to use Instagram in 12 easy steps

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

How to use Instagram in 12 easy steps

STEP 1.
Take one million pictures that basically all turn out exactly the same.

STEP 2
Open your favorite photo editing app.
You know you have an entire section dedicated to them.
You probably only use 2 or 3 of them but you keep them all. Ya know, just in case.

STEP 3
Spend 101 hours trying to decide which pictures make the first cut.
Because even though they all look pretty much the same to the naked eye, if you look really close you can tell your elbow is slightly more to the right in picture 52 than in picture 33. WHICH ONE IS BETTER?!

STEP 4
Import these pictures into your editing app.

STEP 5
Try 8 different filters on each picture. 4 semi-final pictures x 8 filters = 32 filters.

STEP 6
Spend several more minutes debating which picture and which filter is the best.
32 OPTIONS.
How do you choose?!

STEP 7
Debate for one minute whether an entirely different picture from the million might be better?

STEP 8
Dismiss that idea since you've already spent 20 minutes for one instagram picture that is not even uploaded yet.

STEP 9
Upload chosen picture to yet another app.
Because it just won't be the same if it's the basic instagram square.

STEP 10
Share to instagram.

STEP 11
BUT FIRST.
Spend 10 more minutes typing, backspacing, typing, backspacing [on repeat] coming up with the best caption. And then the best hashtags. And then officially post.

STEP 12
Check instagram every few minutes to see how many likes and comments your beloved picture has.

AND DONE.
So easy, right?

and that, my friends.
is why i took a mini hiatus from posting on instagram.
TO GET A HOLD OF MYSELF.

 Don't even try to tell me this isn't your instagram life too.

PS I still love instagram.
Follow along here.
Because, ya know...
if I spend 45 minutes on one picture it could at least be scrolled by real fast enjoyed and appreciated by the masses.

xoxo

1 comment:

  1. hahah my favorite part was the the one with all the editing apps. That is me. Can't delete it, just case I want to use it ONE day :) Which never happens. I even payed 1.99 last night for a new one haha I love the challenge of trying to make a phone picture better haha. I LOVE pictures. I can't help it.

    This was so funny. I love instagram so much. So simple and such a fun way to keep up with friends :)

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