Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Humpday Instagram Confessions

After yesterday's seriousness over at Not the Average Bear, I have a new serious question for you.

Is there any kind of app on your phone that will tell you what apps you use the most? Like the active time you use facebook, instagram, snapchat or spotify? I'd love to see my usage per day because I have a sneaking suspicion that close to 50% of the reason my phone is glued to my hand is my obsession fangirl attitude toward this social media outlet.

Let's get the shameless selfie plug out of the way first - if you want to find me on insta, click here.

Today all of my confessions are Instagram related because the first confession is that I spend way way way too much time on instagram. 

+ When I've exhausted my friends feed I'll go see what my friends are liking, what's on the popular page, get lost in the deep dark depths of a hashtag. Yoga poses I'll never be able to do, a Jen Selter body I'll never have and my continued love for Tara + Johnny.



+ I realize that I am more likely to follow someone I don't know and just met through blogging versus following someone that I know in real life. This could double as a blogger problem, but who else does this? 



+ Most of my feed is fitspo, baby bumps and alcohol - which makes me feel very awkward while I'm scrolling at work and people get a glance at my screen. I swear - that girl was just showing off her progress with her squat challenge.



+ Sometimes I look at instagram so often that there's only ten new photos since the last time I checked. I mean I know you guys are living your lives but why aren't you posting that?



+ Oh, Instagram of mine - I wish I knew how to quit you.



Happy Humpday! What do you have to confess about your instagram antics?

Linking up with my girl Kathy!

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36 comments

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i use Onavo count. it tells you your usage, the amount of data you have left and what apps ate up the most data.

i have a love/hate relationship with IG and twitter so i pretty much try to stay off of it unless i'm waiting for something; then i'll use it to pass time.

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Kait said...

instagram is definitely my vice. not really in the baby stage yet, i don't really lose my sh*t over them, and actually tend to unfollow peeps if they get a little too baby happy

P!nky said...

Would you believe I don't have instagram?!?!?

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I freaking love Instagram and Johnny+Tara + their fashion videos....I can't even! I'm not going to lie I watched that squat gif a little too long.....I don't know if it's her form thats bothering me or that her body isn't even like humanly possible. I'll try to start posting more for you hahahaha xoxoxo

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

Since work put in a new policy about personal property and phones I don't check my phone near as often during the work day. I feel like I have to scroll for hours to see all of the Instagram stuff I missed all day. But before the work policy I checked my phone constantly throughout the day! Your struggle is real haha.

MakeMeUpMia said...

Instagram is by far my favorite social media, I get lost in it too!

Kristen said...

hilarious! i get kinda cranky when i log back on and there are no new photos. come on people, insta la vie!

Tracey said...

I'm the same. I love Instagram! I don't post enough on it but I'm always checking my feed.

BLovedBoston said...

Instagram is totally my social media of choice!! I just love all the photos and snippets into people's pretty lives lol!! And yes I follow way more people that I don't know than I know...but whatevs!!

Tracy said...

I'm definitely more likely to follow people I don't know than those I do. Once I posted a picture to Facebook via Instagram and suddenly had a bunch of people from HS that I'm friends with on Facebook start following me on IG and I was like what? Why? No!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Ha! Sometimes when I'm looking at Instagram on the bus I'm worried people are judging too!

Lauren said...

I like to not follow people on instagram but still stalk their goings-on because I used to know them or follow their blog but I feel weird actually following them. Wow, that sounds really creepy...

Melissa Suggitt said...

i suck at regularly posting to instagram. SORRY IM LIVING MY LIFE.

Kristen said...

I do the same thing with Instagram...I have became so addicted to it that I check it way more than I should!

-Kristen | Kandid Kristen

Em said...

YES. LOVE the Pulp Fiction gif. :D Hahaha. I'm totally the same way with Instagram and btw I think we should follow each other (starrynght1) :D. I also secretly wished that none of my friends or family knew about this blog so I could speak more freely about things. I.e. one of Josh's sisters who drives me INSANE. I'd have prime material for months! She is so full of shenanigans.

Monica L said...

I follow a lot of fitness people too so I always freak out about people standing too close to me when I scroll...too many half naked girls. I do hate when I go back to scrolling and there are only like 10 new ones.

Jordan said...

YES. Instagram is easily my most used and favorite app! I haven't been on quite as much lately but normally, that is NOT the case. Love it!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Don't you get pissed when you go to scroll through and there's only a few pics? I don't even post that much on there but everyone else needs to pick up my slack!

Elena Ridley said...

Definitely guilty. My Android phone has a data usage notification that shows when I'm close to 2g of data and it shows what apps i use the most... #1? Instagram!! I'm so sick of the crap all I've Facebook I never look at it like I used to. You're not alone!

Lisa said...

Hey Jess!! I totally have a new instagram obsession. Esp. when I get home at night.. Its madness. I have ventured into the feeds my followers like because the fix isn't coming quick enough in my own feed, I should have included this today post- that's how bad it is.. Ugh..

Lisa,xo
http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/

Vera said...
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Vera said...

Oh goodness, I don't even have an instagram but I'm on fb seems like 24/7 Lol. And I'm like that with following people too, my blog friends are way cooler than my real life friends.

Vera said...

Oh goodness, I don't even have an instagram but I'm on fb seems like 24/7 Lol. And I'm like that with following people too, my blog friends are way cooler than my real life friends.

brooke lyn said...

my insta is filled with fitness + blogging + puppies. no shame. also i have no shame in admitting i get real deep in high school cheerleaders' pages.

Vera said...

P.s. do not post comments with a cell phone, you will post lots of comments lol

Kasey Lynne said...

That girl's body is INSANE! And those squats? Yeah, I can't do that low.

I totally follow random strangers/bloggers all the time too. But, I end up not following them after a few weeks, because I get bored.

Margaret said...

haha I'm horrible with instagram...I will look through all the recent photos, close it and open it like a minute later and get mad there aren't any new pics!

Nadine Lynn said...

I am pretty bad about checking instagram and twitter. I mean, for as much as I complain about all the idiots I am friends with on Facebook...I don't know why I don't ditch and and pay attention to the other two. I guess I am a gluten for punishment!

Brittany said...

Jen Selter! Oh god I follow her too! All those accounts help me get out of my bed and into my workout clothes for sure! Although I'm not sure i'll ever have her ass #seltering

Kayla Moothart said...

I FINALLY got onto Instagram... and I don't follow enough people - its a little boring right now!

Myra said...

Oh social media, how I love thee. IG is definitely my choice too! I love seeing what people are up to. It's the nosiness in me.

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

I MISS INSTAGRAM! Staying with my parents in the sticks = negative service and low and behold the new house is the same way! ahhhhh! (totally agree on the following blogging pals versus IRL-ifers (in real lifers) haha -love the step bros reference too!

Laney NightOwl said...

I went 3 yrs and didn't have a smart phone and when I did for 6 yrs I never had instagram. and now that I have instagram I love it. Its a must although now a days I'm slacking. Id rather instagram than facebook

Rachel Sedaker said...

I'm so hooked on instagram. Right now, my feed seems full of babies, baby bumps, food, pets, and landscapes (people need to stop vacationing and making me jealous). Sadly, I also see a lot of events other local bloggers get exclusive invites to...I'll admit, I'm the jealous type.

lil desiqua said...

Hahaha I get so irrationally annoyed when there are no new pics for awhile! I definitely follow more bloggers/ people I haven't meant IRL more than people I actually know- mainly because most people I know are married with children and all they post are kiddie and dog pics. Also, I don't like it when people request to follow me on IG, yet they haven't posted any pics. So weird to me!

Kenzie Smith said...

I love Instagram! I am always checking it, it is so much better than Facebook. I just watched Pulp Fiction for the first time like a week ago!