Instagram life vs real life

The other day I was feeling so overwhelmed with first world problems, I posted this picture on Instagram and poked fun at myself.

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But I really should have posted this picture instead.

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Awh yeah and you know I branded that pic!

Bam was mad because he didn’t get walked for the second day in a row, there’s a sink full of dirty dishes and the floors desperately needed some attention.

Everyone knows that people post on Instagram and social media in general are pretty much the highlights of their day/life/moment.

A lot of times these images portray a polished life everyone wishes they had.

If you dare to post a “real life” pic {*cough the one above *cough}, it’s like a giant welcome to Unfollow City. Ha!

I used to care a little about my social media following. I had an app that kept track of who followed/unfollowed but it drove me bat shit crazy and I deleted it awhile back. Best decision ever.

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If I were to post a picture of a Unicorn with a Butterfly on it’s horn with the text saying “I love you all, you are the reason I awake every morning” I would loose 5 followers. I don’t understand people, and I’m beyond caring any more. I’m gonna be me!

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Look, I LOVE social media. I check it all the time to see updates from friends + family, news, local happenings, etc. I post pictures, some of whatever I’m up to, some inspirational, some real life and a lot of dumb pics just because.


Bam has more followers than I do anyways…….

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I have to type all his thoughts cuz he doesn’t have any thumbs. Really that’s the only reason I’m still in charge, his lack of an opposable digit. He’s probably secretly working on that right now, planning my overthrow.

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I think I just scared myself a little. Now I’m worried that he just might……..

Do you post the real you on social media?


Do you really care if people unfollow you?


Do you think Bam is going to take over the world?

I’m starting to think his cuteness is just a brilliant disguise of an evil mastermind! 

8 Comments on “Instagram life vs real life

  1. 80 percent of my instagram posts are pics and video of my cute labradoodle or my exercise of the day which usually includes a garmin or runkeeper stat along with a selfie. I don’t have a ton of followers and don’t follow whether they follow or unfollow. That stuff doesn’t hang me up. Frankly my one dear friend who doesn’t use Facebook loves to see my pictures and that was the main reason i started IG. LOL. Bam is TOTALLY plotting. Be careful of those Jack Russells. 😉

  2. Okay I absolutely love this post!!!!!! And this post is the exact reason why I follow you and read your blog!!!!!! Love you and that sweet little Bam to death!!!!! Xoxo

  3. AMEN sista! I totally agree. I rarely use or get on Instagram. Be you and if someone doesn’t like it you are better off without.

  4. I totally agree with you. I always like it when people post real stuff though because it makes them more relatable.

  5. I love scrolling through my past pics and the memories it gives me. All this social media is to share it with others but it’s still really for ME. Follow or unfollow if you like. I’ll still be posting what I love.

  6. I love posting on Instagram but not so much on Facebook. For some reason I find Instagram easier to deal with and less drama. I don’t have that many followers and I am totally okay with that. I am not in it to be Ms. Popular so I could care less about that. As long as I motivate or inspire one person I am a happy girl. 🙂

  7. The fact that you are real is why I follow you on IG and read your blog. Stories about Bam trespassing where dogs aren’t allowed, struggles with injuries, and also perfect days with yummy coffee.
    If people can’t handle your awesomeness they’re better off elsewhere.

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