Why I Don’t Use Instagram-7/4/18
Hey guys I am back with another blog and this one is about Instagram and why I don’t use it. I feel like I’m one of the only bloggers who doesn’t use it but I will now go on to explain why so that you guys can understand things from my point of view.
I am camera shy
A big thing about me is that I hate having my photo taken. It has been the case for as long as I remember so I wouldn’t want to upload many pictures of myself to a social media app designed for purely picture taking. I occasionally take photos when I go travelling with my girlfriend Sophie but not enough to use an app to upload them when I already use Twitter and Facebook for this purpose.
I am constantly on Twitter or working on my blog so I’d be unable to create more time for a different social media app. Even though I am unemployed I still don’t have a great amount of time to get everything done. I still get worried about getting blog posts up on time as well as finding time to eat, sleep, engage on Twitter and watch Youtube videos from the channels I am subscribed too. I also spend a lot of time with my girlfriend so combining stuff like travelling, food shopping and other stuff is absolutely crazy as far as my schedule goes. I also put so much time into building up my Twitter too that I enjoy it way more than anything else therefore I wouldn’t want to take time away from it in order to grow a different social media site.
The Follow/Unfollow Culture
Following people and unfollowing them so quickly in order to make yourself look more popular is such a shit thing to do and from experience it is pretty common on Twitter. It’s bad enough using one app that this act is common on therefore I wouldn’t want the frustration of dealing with it on 2 apps. I have read opinions from so many people too and they all suggest that it is far worse on Instagram than on Twitter and it is pretty bad there so I wouldn’t want to use an app where the problem is bigger.
The Algorithm Doesn’t Encourage Growth
I have seen so many people complain about constant algorithm changes on social media sites but none more than on Instagram. I’ve seen so many tweets saying that their posts aren’t seen by anyone following them unless they click onto their profile and that is so unfair. There is no social media site that should be like that and I’d never want to be involved with a social media app that doesn’t encourage growth to newcomers. Growth on social media is tough enough as it is and takes a shitload of work and time and time is something I’m short on already as explained previously so I won’t be going near Instagram.
Body Shaming occurs a lot
This may seem weird for me to talk about as I don’t get body shamed much at all these days but constant exposure to girls that are models makes girls that aren’t really skinny especially or guys that aren’t full of muscle feel so much pressure and as a result they have lower body confidence and this is the case for many people who use the app. I won’t use an app that creates or portrays an image of perfection or makes people feel shit about their bodies. Nobody should have to change their body based on social media opinions in order to feel comfortable in their own skin. There seems to be a culture that comes from Instagram that all girls have to be a size 6 and all guys have to be built like mad and this is far from okay.
So guys I have summed up the reasons why I won’t use Instagram. I hope you understand my reasons as to why I won’t go near it and I also hope you enjoyed reading my post. Thank you for the amazing support as always.
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Why I Don’t Use Instagram-7/4/18