Last month I wrote a post about my Twitter pet peeves (you can catch up here if you’ve not read it yet). It seemed to be a really popular post and loads of you were in agreement (luckily, else I could have been banished from Twitter forever!! #overexaggeration.)
A few people mentioned that there were loads of irritating things about Instagram as well, so I thought I’d do a post about that!So here are some of my Insta pet peeves!
The unrelated hashtags – You know the ones, they have absolutely nothing to do with the pic at all. I’ve seen loads recently where people have taken pics of food in restaurants or photos of their pets and then popped #zoella into the middle of their hashtag bundle. WHY? She’s probably never going to be your best friend, let it go! Equally, if I want to browse for something specific like a recipe, why are there suddenly girls in bikinis on the beach? I want food, not boobs; keep it bloody relevant people!
The emoji comments – I honestly don’t get why people leave them. Is it really that much more difficult to write three or four words than to click the same emoji four times in a row? (Usually the stars or the hands up emoji – I mean what does that even mean??) I can only guess some people do it because they want you to comment back on their pics or go and follow them. But why would I bother? I’m much more likely to engage with someone if they’ve left me a lovely comment.
You win some, you lose some – You’ve just checked your notifications and you’ve gained 2 followers (yay) in the last 4 hours so you go and check your total followers and it’s dropped by about 20!! How, what, why??
Like a comment – This new feature is really starting to piss me off. I’m suddenly getting loads of notifications popping up all over the place and I’m like “woooo, lots of engagement” but no, someone’s just liking the comment I left them 🙁 I mean, it’s nice they’re taking the time to acknowledge I’ve commented, but no. Just no. *Update* I’ve now found out you can turn this off, YAY!!
Your thoughtful caption is being ignored – You’re pouring your heart out about something personal to you and it’s obvious that people haven’t bothered to read the caption under your pic because they’re all just commenting with things “fab pic” or “love this”. I wish people would take the time to read the captions a bit more.
When you helpfully tag brands – Or you’ve added helpful hashtags like #Primark or #HM onto your pic and people are still asking where you got something from! It’s right there in the bottom left corner of the pic – a little tag icon. If you click on it, it shows you all the brands. Stop being lazy!
The new multiple pics feature – Dear Instagram, please stop adding new features until you’ve fixed the algorithm. Yours sincerely, everyone who uses Instagram!
What are your Instagram pet peeves? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x