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15 Most-Hated Types of Instagram Pictures

15 Most-Hated Types of Instagram Pictures

As of December 2014, Instagram has 300 million users, easily surpassing Twitter’s 284 million. Of those 300 million, 75 million are daily users. That’s a lot of food pics.

We all know that your friends will click “like” on your pictures (even if they didn’t really like it) just because they like you and you posted it. What they won’t tell you is how much they hate some of your pictures. And there are certain types of Instagram pictures everyone hates. Let’s take a look at the types of Instagram pictures you’re alienating your followers with.

1. Bad food

badfood

    You’ve got huge competition in the #foodporn category. So if you’re going to snap shots of food, they better be good! We don’t want to see pics of your half-eaten burger. We don’t want to see your plate of spaghetti (unless it was done by Chef Ramsey himself). And we definitely don’t want to see the above. Whatever it is. Ew! Make sure your food looks appetizing, you lighting is exceptional and your angle, pristine.

    2. The two-hundredth picture of your cat

    cat

      Leave the cats on Facebook. Really. We don’t need more Instagram pictures of cats. There’s no need to flood every channel you have with shots of your cat standing on his hind legs or gnawing on your sock. Now, if he’s actually navigating the streets behind the wheel of your car. That? We want to see.

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      3. Your nine-millionth vacay pic

      anothervacay

        Yes, you went to Europe. Yes, we saw your images of the plane, of the plane food, of the visa desk in Paris, of the hotel bathroom, of the bar in the hotel lobby, of the—come on. We get it already. Shoot the scenic spots and keep them hilarious. Instagram pictures are supposed to entertain us, thankyouverymuch.

        4. Badly designed quotes

        notsoinspirational

          We’re all looking for inspiration. It’s another essential purpose of Instagram pictures. Howevs, if you post a quote, at least make it worth reading and aesthetically pleasing.

          5. Your humblebrag

          humblebrag

            Oh, you didn’t mean to show off. We know. Don’t tag it #humblebrag. Tag it #fullonbrag.

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            6. Christmas presents

            Christmas

              Okay, okay, okay. The holidays are over. You raked in the goods and couldn’t be happier. Well, not everyone celebrates the holidays and we don’t want to see every present you opened. And we don’t want to see your Shinola. (Note the #humblebrag tag.)

              7. Your influx of #latergrams all at once

              Dude, you take pics. It takes three seconds to get them up on IG. Do it when you take the pic or scatter them out over time (especially since there’s a nifty way to schedule your IG posts now). One trip to the amusement park a week ago and all of a sudden, my feed is nothing but your Instagram pictures and it takes me ten minutes to fish through your #latergrams to get to the shots I really want to see. Grrrrr.

              8. Bad nails

              badnails

                Why would you even shoot these? I mean, with all the elegantly done shots of perfectly manicured digits, you decide we need to see how gross yours are? Thanks. But no thanks.

                9. Duck face, duh

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                duckface

                  OMG. For real? Who even makes the duck face anymore? If you’re a Kardashian, it’s acceptable (expected?), but you’re not. So don’t. Let us see the real you… the you you were before pro filters on Instagram.

                  10. The same setting in every pic

                  repeatsetting

                    Get off the yoga room floor. Don’t you eat or run or something? Show us some different angles. Show us some beautiful lighting. Show us that you do do more than Warrior Pose.

                    11. Dude selfies in the bathroom mirror

                    boyselfie

                      What? We are so tired of seeing buff guys take pics of themselves in the bathroom mirror with nothing but their skivvies (or a towel) on. You think you’re hot. We get it. And we’re not impressed with your ego-filtered shots.

                      12. OOTD

                      We do NOT want to see your outfit of the day, every day. Unless you’re a celebrity. Even the famous Kutcher, might not be able to get away with flaunting his stuff for his fans everyday. Oh…wait…yeah. He can.

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                      13. Out of focus

                      blurry

                        For real? Instagram has a wealth of filters to make your shots look good. Why would you post Instagram pictures that even a filter can’t come close to fixing? We do not want to see your traffic shots of blurry cars.

                        14. Receipts

                        receipts

                          Ohh! You bought Christmas presents?? Woohoo!! We are stoked for you! Let’s see those receipts! Not. We don’t care how much you spent.

                          15. Snow on the porch

                          snow

                            Really? It snowed? Amazing. Especially since you do live in Toledo. Florida snow? Probably more acceptable. But eight inches amassed on your grill in Ohio? Not so much.

                            Notice in all of this? I end making fun of myself. We’re all guilty of posting Instagram pictures we shouldn’t. And it’s fine once in a while to violate the “rules,” but just make sure that most of the time you’re posting stuff we really want to see, too.

                            Featured photo credit: Instagram via melltoo.me

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                            10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

                            10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

                            The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

                            In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

                            Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

                            1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

                            What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

                            Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

                            2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

                            Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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                            How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

                            Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

                            Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

                            3. Get comfortable with discomfort

                            One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

                            Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

                            4. See failure as a teacher

                            Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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                            Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

                            Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

                            10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

                            5. Take baby steps

                            Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

                            Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

                            Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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                            The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

                            6. Hang out with risk takers

                            There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

                            Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

                            7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

                            Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

                            Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

                            8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

                            What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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                            9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

                            Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

                            If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

                            10. Focus on the fun

                            Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

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