Behind the Instagram: Never Published

Welcome to Instagram week here on The Fashion Newcomer! I was trying to brainstorm content for this week and I stumbled upon a draft that sparked my interest. It was all about Instagram (I won’t spill all the details because it will actually be published on Wednesday!) and I decided it would be so fun to do an Instagram themed week here on the blog.

Today’s post is all about what we planned to post but couldn’t. As bloggers, there are a multitude of reasons as to why something doesn’t it make it onto our actual feed. I’ll list a few (but there are more): someone unintentionally getting into your shot, a photo not matching your feed, having only one opportunity to take the photo and missing it… you get the gist.

Last year, a ton of us did Behind the Instagram posts (myself included, read it here!), but rarely do we ever discuss the backstory of what could’ve been. The pictures below are a mix of things I would’ve liked to post or before taking, had the intention of posting but things got in the way. Think of this as an Instagram version of The Post Graveyard where I showed my unpublished drafts!

IMG_9040Dear cars (that includes you, metrobus), I am trying to take an Instagram picture… can you disappear for a quick second? And to the sun – if you could’ve just waited a few more minutes to set, that would’ve been great.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetBloomingdales frozen yogurt is fabulous and in person seemed like a great photo opportunity for Instagram… until I took the photo and realized 1. It did not go with my theme (which is already falling apart/I unintentionally made a theme but that’s a whole other story) and that the froyo looks a little gross. Oh well.

IMG_9696To that guy’s leg: could you just have moved over a little bit? And to the owner of the shop: can we try a different type of flooring? Something perhaps a bit more insta worthy? Thanks.

IMG_9632I actually put these up on Instagram for a little bit and then took it down. It just didn’t go with my theme. And also, I feel if Bloggers as a unit had a designated flower, it would peonies. And these just aren’t peonies (right? My flower knowledge is limited).

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetThe Bloomingdales dining room is so chic and Instagram worthy but it was filled with people, so the only shot I could get was a side shot of the dining room. Although empty, it came out weird and blurry and again, not on par with my accidental theme, so it was then, unfortunately, coupled with the other misfit un-Instagrammed photos.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI believe Instagrammed this once and again took it down. I love this mantra (I have it on a shirt!) but this was too busy of a photo.

IMG_9919Besides the lighting being weird here, I feel as if the only food bloggers are allowed to Instagram are cute shots of ice cream cones (and apparently only cones. No cups allowed). This cannoli donut was pretty good, but alas, would not be making it to my blog Instagram account.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetAnother photo that made it onto my Instagram (this past weekend actually!) before I took it down. I love this photo and it showcases the charm of the cute Connecticut town I was in, but unfortunately, does not go with my theme at the moment. (I swear I’m really not one of those people obsessed with themes but recently I’ve been noticing it more and more and it’s seriously engulfing what I do and don’t Instagram. Yikes – that sentence was so blogger-y I don’t even know!).  I still might use this photo because I love it, but it didn’t fit this time around.

If you liked this post, I tag you to do the same on your blog!! I’m pretty fascinated with how Instagram feeds come together, so feel free to do your own version — and let me know if you do!

xoxo, Jamie

Instagram Week Post #2 up on Wednesday!

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2 Responses to Behind the Instagram: Never Published

  1. Jenni says:

    I love this idea for a post! I recently started my instagram back up again so I don’t really have any pictures to share yet, but I can’t wait to make one of my own once I have some. I love that last picture of the star lantern, it has a very inviting feel to it.

    Jenni // The Beautiful Little Fools

    • The Fashion Newcomer says:

      I would love to see you do it once you have some!! I’m so glad you like that picture! I will probably still Instagram it eventually.
      xoxo, Jamie

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