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Posting selfies? - March 31st 2017, 09:22 PM

So I finally got Instagram and have had it for about 4 months now, but I mostly just have my art and videos of me playing the piano on there (not showing me).

Now, I have posted pictures of myself, and have 2 "real" selfies... one was to show my Halloween costume and one was because I had a funny caption in mind. I have other pictures that have me in them, but either part of my face is being covered purposefully or it's me looking out over this mountain... yeah, just random shit really.
But my point here is that I've never really felt comfortable posting a picture of myself just because. I feel like I'll just look narcissistic and people will be like "wtf". Which I know is unreasonable to think, because I've seen dozens of my friends post selfies for no reason. For some people, that's the ONLY thing they post.
I feel like I've got a really good reputation online, and I get so much positive feedback for the things I am talented at. (Even Andy Grammer liked one of my piano videos!!)

However, I'm finally getting to a point where I actually don't hate myself entirely for once. Because of this, I've been a lot more comfortable taking selfies, and a lot more accepting of myself even when I don't look "perfect" (I've never actually thought I looked perfect, just that was constantly what I was killing myself trying to be.)
I'm probably putting way too much thought into this but I want to post one of my better selfies, I'm just nervous because I really have no reason to post it. I want the caption to be a quote that's relating to my life right now (which is probably really cheesy and annoying), but because I'm overthinking this so much I'm wondering if instead of that I should caption it something like, "So I finally learned how to put together a decent outfit".
Most of the things I say towards myself are often backhanded compliments... like they seem nice, but really I'm just taking a subtle jab at myself.

And that type of negative self commentary should be what I'm trying to get away from, right?

I don't know, I know I'm really overthinking this. A lot of people are probably thinking it's just a fucking selfie, but to me there's just so much anxiety behind what seems like the most simple post. I don't know.

So I guess I'm wondering if that would be okay to post..? Even if I don't have a legit reason?
Also, I'm wondering if anyone else struggles with this and how they got over it.

Thanks in advance~


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Re: Posting selfies? - April 1st 2017, 12:05 AM

Hey,
Firstly, well done posting those selfies! Takes courage to do something you're not comfortable with.
I think it will be ok to post the selfie. Simply because its your instagram, and you can post what you like.
I used to be like you and afraid of posting selfies. What I did was just posted them. It was scary as fuck, i wont lie, but then I got more comfortable and it eased out


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Re: Posting selfies? - April 1st 2017, 11:45 AM

I say, if you're comfortable posting selfies, flaunt it!! I have many friends who struggle to pick the right caption, sometimes it's song lyrics (usually is), other times it's rude compliments, sometimes it's just an emoji or cool word. One guy I follow on instagram takes a random wiki page and copy pastes as much as he can to each of his selfies which is pretty funny. If anyone has an issue with you loving yourself and showing that love to the world, then that's a them problem. Go for it, if you want! It's your profile, do whatever you want with it! And if all goes bad there's always the delete button


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