It’s time again to have a laugh at my own expense and expose the ‘oops’ moments that don’t make it into my Instagram feed. If you missed my first installment, please check out all my previous woes with self timers and OCD cleaning (just for the photos, of course!) here. And don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram! 🙂
Now, let’s check out some of my favorite Instagram fails!
Self timers. The technology behind every running blogger’s sweet action picture for their IG is also the reason why a good deal of our down time is spent deleting hundreds of gems like these:
When I went looking for photos for this post, I found 25 identical copies of this empty running trail.
Tap, tap, tap. Is this thing on?
It’s not always self-timers that result in delete-worthy masterpieces. Sometimes, you ask your four-year-old to take a picture of you and you’re less than impressed with his vision.
He’s not ready to be a blog assistant. Yet.
Speaking of kids, isn’t there a saying about working with children or animals? Mine are definitely expert photobombers, or at least totally disinterested in getting the perfect shot on the first take:
All he wanted to do was get that door handle. It was like it was his life mission. My quads were not impressed.
Who, me? In the shot? Huh?
Oh boy! This is so fun, mama! Hey, am I blurry when I wriggle constantly? Yay! Let’s clap!
Sometimes something just goes wrong with your ‘lighting’ (I uses that term very loosely, given I’m using an iPhone propped against a tree on a self-timer mode).
Had that photo turned out, I could have insert-motivational-quote-here all over it. (Even though I don’t believe I can motivate you.)
While on the subject of quotes, they are also not exempt from almost becoming Instagram fails. I can’t tell you how many times I read back and check my spelling before posting. Thankfully I haven’t screwed that up yet. But as I found out on New Year’s Day, not all text editing apps are created equal. In fact, some are apparently created by evangelical Christians who strongly object (note the three exclamation marks!!!) to my use of “hell”.
Mark Twain said it, not me.
What’s on your Instagram that has a little trial and error behind it?