Instagram is pretty neat, and it’s a great way for people to show the artistic, specially-curated side of their lives. But how many pictures of generic latte art or sunsets with words over them does one person really need to see?
Face it: Most of the Instagram posts you make have already been made by a million other people. Your feet facing the ocean? Check. Your French bulldog wearing sunglasses? Check. That picture of the Hollywood sign? Check, check, check.
And if you think I’m hating, I’m totally not—I have personally made almost every single one of these posts (some, multiple times). So, without further ado, here are 10 ultra-cliché Instagram posts that we all love to hate.
The mirror selfie
Despite all the advanced selfie-taking technology that exists today, this is still the first thing everyone posts to Instagram.
The hot dog legs/feet on a beach
How will you make your friends jealous of your amazing vacation if you don’t post pictures on Instagram? And how will they really know you were there unless you prove it? Because, you know, your friends know you by your legs/feet.
The low-light concert/party
This is the worst picture you have ever taken in your life. Hell, you’re not even sure what’s going on here. But it’s important that your Instagram followers know you were at this concert.
The latte art
Is it just me, or does all latte art look exactly the same? And by “exactly the same,” I of course mean “Instagram-worthy!”
Well, you didn’t make a reservation two months in advance to not take a picture of your entrée.
The gym selfie
Basically a humble-brag. You do work out!
The adorable pet
Your dog/cat/rabbit/snake/betta fish is the cutest dog/cat/rabbit/snake/betta fish in the entire world, obviously. Maybe you should take this a step further and make them their own Instagram account?
The inspirational quote
When you’re too lazy to take your own picture but you want the easy likes. Make sure it’s super generic!
The obviously fake workspace
The first step to being productive: Take a photo of your workspace and post it Instagram. But your desk is a cluttered mess, so you should instead set up a fake workspace in a café (complete with a pretty latte) and take a picture of that.
The airplane wing
Yes, the view from an airplane is pretty awesome. I don’t fault you for wanting to take a picture of that. But make sure people know exactly where you werewhen you snapped this photo by including the airplane wing in your composition!