Thursday Thoughts: The Truth Behind The Instagram

Possibly a little late to get on the bandwagon with this one, but lately I have been loving this tag that has been floating around lately is the "Instagram Secrets Revealed." The idea came from this Bustle article, which is really well done and reveals a lot of truth behind the likes and filters of one of the most popular apps out there. I will let some of the article speak for itself, and honestly I can definitely test to the reality of what it takes to get the perfect picture (I am totally guilty of most of these). 

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling, someone who I really admire and looked up to. It's weird meeting someone from the internet in real life. At the end of the coffee date though, I left with a different view of my idol, as someone who was to be admired for their kindness and genuineness as a human rather than pretty pictures and a fabulous wardrobe (though she does have a fabulous one that will never change). The celebrity culture and idea of perfection is one that I think our generation faces on a day to day basis. I really appreciate how bloggers have taken the time to write about the reality of trying to get the "perfect picture," because at the end of the day, even people with thousands of followers on Instagram still walk around with cracked iPhones. :) 

Here are some links to what people wrote when they spilled the truth behind their most popular photos. Really funny and worth checking out. 

Happy Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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