I have deleted the following sentence three times now, toying with whether to say what I’ve been thinking for a few months now. I definitely don’t want to cause offence, come across as harsh, a moaning myrtle or a bit of a downer, but here I am still writing it because, hey, it’s my little space and it’s on my mind so I’m just gonna say it…
Bascially, I’ve had it with Instagram!
DUN DUN DUNNNNN!
No, not really; infact, not at all, I absolutely LOVE instagram. I love exploring my favourite ladies feeds and drinking up the inspiration that they provide me with. I’ve always had a love for photography, ever since I received an A* at A Level (yeah I did, *insert nail paint emoji here*) so Instagram constantly feeds my passion’s, my hobbies and just general other thangs that I simply love.
However, recently I’ve been hearing a god-awful word, a word that is absolutely, 100% made up, a word that no doubt will be added to the dictionary next year and a word that shockingly I have said before myself.
I am guilty of having said this once or twice, but it’s the way it is being used now, that I simply cannot deal with.
THE WORD IN QUESTION… “INSTAGRAMMABLE“
Yes, of course, we’re all guilty of saying that something is “totes Instagrammable” and hey, I’m cool with that. It’s when someone says something ISN’T Instagrammable that grinds my gears. I mean who’s to say what is and isn’t okay for Instagram!?
I’ve seen beautiful shots of loved up couples, groups of friends, motion filled shots of much loved pets and otherwise, yet the caption doesn’t discuss how beautiful these candid snapshots are, but rather how they’re “not Instagrammable” or “not in keeping with my feed” or worse still “deleted that last shot as it wasn’t Instagrammable” ARGHHH!
Instagram is all about being instant, about sharing parts of our days, weeks and lives with our ever-expanding community of followers and that means the REAL you.
There’s no harm in taking pride in our feeds, as for many of us, it’s our jobs. But in a world that can be so filtered, photoshopped and down-right fake, it means so much to me when I see a post that expresses pure joy, happiness and lots of lurrrrrrve.
So next time you take a photograph that you love but either don’t share due it’s “non-instagrammable” nature or feel the need to add a disclaimer on how you “appreciate it’s not Instagrammable” think FUCK IT! Get that photo out there, share a different side of your life that you haven’t shared before and be yourself. I know that my favourite accounts are those who fill their feeds with natural snapshots, hilarious and cheeky captions and have a great balance between work and play. And I can tell you now that images I post on my own account, simply without thinking, just because it’s a fun shot with friends, a cute snap of George and I or even a shot my sister took of me over lunch, those are the shots that perform the best, so I think you guys agree with me too. Don’t believe me, click the links, the proof is in the likes… Yes I did just say that.
On that bombshell, I’m off.
Nicoletta De Luca says
The bottom of your pants is so cool, is so unexpected! Agree about IG!
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Shay Holly says
I love those trousers! This is so true, so many of us are so obsessed with sticking to a theme that some really great photos that we might personally love are never shared because they don't 'fit' xx
Holl JC says
Super cute Megan, you look stunning! x
Jenessa Williams says
Faaaack yes to all of this! I love how balance your insta feed is, the best part of blogging/social media as opposed to more traditional press is getting to see the person behind the amazing outfits. Much love! xx
Charlotte Lewis Lurchhoundloves says
Loving your daily posts Megan, and it is so true that people think that way. I have to admit I like my feed to try and look consistent, but like you say just F it and snap away! xx
I am so guilty of this and as a result, I basically don't use Instagram because I think my life is too ugly! I will take your advice Megan! x
India Wood says
Completely agree with the whole notion of 'instagrammable' ANYTHING is instagrammable and your feed shouldn't have a theme other than the fact it is you, what you're doing and what you're experiencing and living in! I like that I can look back through my instagram almost like a diary!
Also love this outfit as always! x
Milex xxx says
Xenia Klein says
I totally agree. Instagram is a place to have fun and do whatever the fuck you want but there is so much judgement about'themes' and crap like that. Peeps need to stop making social rules for every social media platform cuz it's killing self expression. xox
Jessica Grace Neal says
So much truth gal!!
Robyn Taylor says
Love this post! I'm probably guilty of thinking it but I totally agree that photos should be natural and that spontaneous photos which don't fit with a 'theme' are always better ones.
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Ashley Christabelle says
Oh my gosh, so in love with the hem of the flared pants. xx
The word hasn't got to Spain yet but I dare say it will shortly. I'm like you, I post whatever I want on Instagram, Instagrammable or not hahaha. On to the look. The trousers are soooo amazing, totally love them.
Jenna Opsahl says
Okay yes to all the words you were saying but honestly those pants with those shoes just made me LOSE MY SHIT. This is an amaaaazing look oh my god.
But yeah, I feel you on the Instagram front. For a while I wanted to have a really "curated feed" and I'm so glad I got over it. Honestly, they are just little squares on your phone. I wanted to develop my style and art in a much bigger way so anyone who doesn't want to look at pictures of me bring weird can leave.
Awesome blog, I'm glad I've found you!
Alice Young says
I love this outfit, those trousers are lovely! And yep, totally agree with you on the whole Instagram thing, I've never actually seen the word used in the negative sense before, but I don't see why something shouldn't be 'instgrammable' if you like it and it's in the moment.
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Those trousers are just perfection, absolutely bloody perfect.
The proof is in the likes – hahahaha! Babes, you are SO Instagrammable, soz had to say it lover. But, I hear ya! xx P.s SICK TREWS BRUV! xx
Hayley Rubery says
LOVE this post!! I posted a snap of me & Ben in Singapore that was blurry and it stressed me out because it wasn't quite 'Instagram enough' but I posted it anyway and received some amazing comments so I whole heartedly agree with this post angel!
Great look 🙂 Love it 🙂
Lauren Britton Loves says
You are so right, we've become so obsessed with feeds (I spend ages making mine have a blue theme) that we forget the in the moment element – definitely something we need to remember about the platform! Also, this monochrome look is fab-u-loussss, love the lace trousers.
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