More Behind the Scenes Instagram Fails

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! šŸ™‚

Now, let’s check out some of my favorite Instagram fails!

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

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:

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

When I went looking for photos for this post, I found 25 identical copies of this empty running trail.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

Tap, tap, tap. Is this thing on?

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

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.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

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:

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

All he wanted to do was get that door handle. It was like it was his life mission. My quads were not impressed.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

Who, me? In the shot? Huh?

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

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).

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

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”. 

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these Instagram fails that *didn't* make it onto my feed are worth a laugh. Enjoy these outtakes and bloopers in a funny behind the scenes look at a running blogger's Instagram page.

Mark Twain said it, not me.

P.S: The original behind-the-scenes post of my Instagram feed was inspired by two blogging friend’s sharing the real story behind their IG feed. Check out Christine’s and Allie’s Instagram posts too!

What’s on your Instagram that has a little trial and error behind it?

Comments

  1. OMG that last one is killing me! They would have to send the authorities to my house – so crazy!! And yes, the timers are just something that we can continue to love to hate, right?? At least my boys are getting pretty good at being Instagram kids šŸ™‚ Thanks for the link back and the laughs!! This topic never gets old.
    May you have perfect pics all weekend my friend! xoxo
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  2. I loved Christine’s and Allie’s as well.
    Alas my Instagram feed is one big fail šŸ™‚ shown full-on camera forward in all its failing glory šŸ™‚
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  3. Omg this really made my day!!! I had such a laugh – on your expenses LOL sorry šŸ™‚ – with these fails! I have sooo many o my own too an I guess I am not the only one! You should turn this into a link up and we all share our fails and laugh at each other’s expense! LOL!!! Have a great day Carly šŸ˜€

    • These posts are so fun to write! I am definitely not organized enough to do a link up, but you should totally do a post yourself! Now I go back and delete all the faux pas from my camera roll and start collecting again for the next one. šŸ˜‰
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  4. Haha! I can’t believe that app!?!? Crazy! I have a little photobomber as well. His head always seems to be popping up in my photos.
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  5. Everytime I see pics on instagram, I always think how in the world did they get that good of shot. But like you said, there are plenty of retakes to get that perfect pic. That quote from Mark Twain is too funny!
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  6. These are too funny! I enjoy seeing the “fails” because it means more pics of your cuties!!

  7. Oh gosh, I feel you. On all of it. The pursuit of IG-worthy pics is a lengthy and exhausting one. And hilarious. Definitely hilarious! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Eleanoris says:

    Carly, they look like some of my photos – esp the blurry ones. I love all the good ones.

  9. Hahaha oh man, I have so many selfie timer fails on my phone! The staggering amount of blurry photos deleted off my phone after every single hike intake is also pretty high up there. Fun post!

  10. Hahaha, I love this! Especially that editing app šŸ˜‰
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  11. Whoa!!! Definitely calm down there with that profanity. haha jk. What a ridiculously fun post! And I can totally relate to the picture that would have been SO perfect if it came out right. I’m guilty of taking 5,000 pictures of my oatmeal so I love, love, love this post!
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  12. I’m definitely giggling about your foot and the 25 identical photos of the running trail. Sometimes I shoot in burst mode and get 20 BAD photos. Which is much worse than 20 good ones!
    What you can’t always see in my photos is my saying, “Seriously? I’ll give you ice cream if you do this for me.”

  13. Is hell a bad word? If hell’s a bad word then half of my vocab list is unusable. I think I’m going somewhere in a handbasket.
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  14. LOLOL I love it, omg the babies! I think I love this post more than anything else you have ever done. Really, I have a lot of fails but I usually delete them because of the no space left on my phone LOL
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  15. Hahaha! Im dying, thanks so much for posting this šŸ™‚

  16. LOVE this Carly haha I did one of these wayyyy back in the day but I haven’t in a while. I really need to cuz it was such fun to read.
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  17. Hehe… I love this. You’re keeping it real! šŸ™‚

  18. I love that you did this!! These are awesome, especially that last one! Say what?! Lately, my camera roll is filled with Jasper’s selfies that he takes after he takes a yoga photo for me!
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  19. Haha! I love “blogging blooper” style posts. Such a fun idea and way to invite readers into the process šŸ™‚ and if I went through my camera roll I don’t even want to know how many silly shots I’d find!
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