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thoughts we ALL have when scrolling through Instagram


Ahh, everybody’s favourite cute couple being cute again.  If they broke up, I’d actually give up hope.  I don’t even know them that well but if they can’t make it work then nobody can.  Sad truth.

What is it about blue sea and sky?  Easy to have a cute fun feed when that’s your backdrop.  Those Cali/Aussie guys got it so good.

Your photos are nothing to write home about, but your witty captions make me laugh therefore I like you.

Bet it took a good few attempts to settle on that flat lay arrangement.  You’ve nailed it though, well done.  Also bet there’s a pile of ugly wires and empty cups just out of shot.

Oh my, you grew into your looks, didn’t you!  Neville Longbottom effect in action right there.

Food photos when I’m hungry, again.  Every bloody time.

I want your life by the time I’m your age.  Wait, you are my age (or younger).  What?

Well… if I’d known that event was happening, I’d have gone.  How did they all find out about it?

Themes and consistency are all well and good, but seriously, every photo is basically the same.  Variety, puh-lease!

A* for effort in the contortionism that photo of your shoes must’ve taken.

How did you make that look nice?  I mean, anyone can make flowers look pretty because well, flowers are pretty.  But porridge?  My porridge is anything but pretty.

Why do white borders make feeds 10x more appealing?  I’ve realised this too late.

Your talent in finding a GIF for everything is remarkable.

Yes, I stalk your photos; no, I won’t give you the satisfaction of knowing that I do by actually following you.  You’re doing the same with me.  Let’s keep it that way.

Must not accidentally like any of your photos.  *Taps screen very lightly and carefully, holding phone at the edges*

You smiled!  What?!?  You never smile!  Wait, it’s a photo from an event that it’d be bad not to post.  You didn’t actually want the world to see your teeth.

I wonder how many chairs you had to stand on for that photo of the entire table in that restaurant?  Brave move!

Pleaseeee stop pouting.  I just can’t deal.

Your bio says you’re 9?!?  Back in the day when I was 9, Nintendogs was where it was at.  Yes, I know half of you reading are probably tutting and thinking ‘well back in MY day…’ but still.  Times are changing so quickly.

Even worse when the ones pouting are the 9 year olds.

This is productive.  I’m finding inspiration.  Let’s see what Explore has picked for me today.

 Explore/Discover/Whatever it’s called these days knows my taste better than I do.  I think the internet in general knows my taste better than I do.

Your account is private.  How do you have so many followers?  How have you lured them in with one tiny profile picture and a bio?  I’m gonna have to find out.  *Follows*

lily kate x

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  • Reply
    28th July 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Oh yes, so true… I’m totally like this when it comes to Instagram… I can’t do any other social media, but IG is my fave <3

    • Reply
      lily kate
      29th July 2015 at 9:51 am

      I’m only really like this with Instagram too! It’s my absolute fave… although I do have a soft spot for Pinterest too 😛

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    28th July 2015 at 9:24 pm

    This is too true, I have myself convinced that my Instagram feed would look better if I lived somewhere pretty, because living anywhere else would mean I’d actually go outside… right? haha

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

    • Reply
      lily kate
      29th July 2015 at 9:52 am

      I’m glad you found it relatable! Haha I’m sure not everywhere can be as pretty as Instagram makes it seem anyway tbh!

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    29th July 2015 at 3:05 am

    I don’t know if I think your exact thoughts, but I do feel like I am missing out when looking at Instagram.

    I also wonder about the protocol of posting things. I recently saw a friend who lives in NYC and I took a photo of him, but I did not know if I should “share” it. He posts something about 20 times a day, but I feel like I should ask.

    I also feel like I have a colourful, too colourful, house! A lot of these feeds are all white or off white!

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      lily kate
      29th July 2015 at 9:56 am

      I think everybody feels FOMO when looking at Instagram!
      There does seem to be a kind of etiquette/protocol doesn’t there? I’m sure if he shares 20 photos a day anyway he won’t mind, but no harm done in asking I guess.
      I bet your house is beautiful! I know what you mean about so many feeds being white though!

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    29th July 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Hahaha you just killed me, that is SO true! Especially when it comes to food pictures… that’s so frustrating!! And when avoiding liking? I can rely to it!
    Great post Lily! xx

    • Reply
      lily kate
      1st August 2015 at 8:03 am

      Yayyy that’s exactly what I wanted! Well, not to kill you, but that people might find these points relatable 😛
      I knew we’d all have someone that we stalk but pretend we don’t even follow!

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