Instagram Cliches That Need To Stop Happening

We’ve hit the point of the social media popularity curve with Instagram where it’s well known enough to be referenced in pop culture and everyone knows what it is. You know, at first, new social media sites/apps are unknown, except for the early adopters who have already been using it for the past 6 months. Then it starts getting more users and then slowly but surely it’s the hottest new app around.

That being said, Instagram’s been around long enough that there are certain photos that repeatedly show up on the feeds. Those photos that are so over done that they’ve become cliches, and maybe definitely they need to stop. I’m just saying we should get creative with the photos we take in our lives and want to publicly broadcast to the world. Life’s too short to be wasting it on horrible pictures, y’all.

Pictures of the “Moon”

Whenever there is a full moon – especially if it seems larger than usual – people try taking pictures of it with their iPhones. Here’s a news flash – it’s not going to come out the way you think, so just don’t bother posting it. When you look at the shot after you take it, don’t you think – ‘Hey, this just looks like a blob in the sky?’ No? Okay, well do that moving forward.

is that a street light? no one knows.

Where even is the moon in this

Selfies in the Mirror

Look, I’m not saying I’ve never done this before, because I definitely have. I just don’t post them in a public forum. Often times, they come out blurry or you just end up looking like a douche.

This was taken this week, not 1995 like his bucket hat might suggest.


Food that’s not appetizing

“Iceberg wedge with homemade Russian dressing. Perfect salad for the onion soup lunch”

Again, I am totally guilty of posting pix of my food on Insta. But I make sure that it at least looks so good that you want to crawl through the phone to eat it. Just don’t follow suit like Martha Stewart.

“Foie gras walnut brioche. Delicious by Kristen Kishinev” Um is that even food

“Pickerel. In a spicy tomato based broth. A varied menu. No choice. Just chef directed. Very good edulis” You know what’s worse than horrible looking food? Horrible looking food when it’s blurry.

Blurry Shots


Speaking of which, I never understood why people post pix that aren’t blurry. I’m not talking tilt-shift, I’m talking so blurry that you can’t really tell what it is.

i mean why

is this an amusement park ride

Inspirational quotes that make no sense

This is a trend commonly found amongst teenagers, although I see people my age doing it too (albeit not as hokey and stupid). But really, if you ever find a teenage girl’s Insta (which sounds creepy & weird but it happens) I swear you’ll find at least 10 of these.


Don’t forget this one, okay

i write for a living but i’m pretty sure that this isn’t english.


5 thoughts on “Instagram Cliches That Need To Stop Happening

  1. Oh, you forgot about posting a million photos of your child doing various child things – usually eating and covered in baby food. That XProII filter is not going to make that drool look any nicer.


  2. It’s sad that the moon just doesn’t show up the way you see it in person. =( I remember the first time I took a picture of a really beautiful moon and when I went to look at it on my camera, I had an instant sad face cause it was so underwhelming!


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