Instagrammaxxing

Who else here actually makes an effort to take good photos for Instagram while traveling?

Like most guys (I think), I used to think Instagram was vain, shallow, addictive, perfomative, etc. and that I was generally above it.

But I've been listening to Michael Sartain on YouTube and he basically advocates for having an Instagram solely for the sake of improving your dating life. Basically taking the Dan Bilzerian approach and instilling FOMO in people.

Anyone here do this? Or are we all too autistic.

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Like most guys (I think), I used to think Instagram was vain, shallow, addictive, perfomative, etc.
    It is.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ya I still think that too. But it is nice having some sort of proof that I'm not a troglodyte who never leaves his mom's basement.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You ain't got to prove nothing to no one, but yourself. And if you haven't done that by now, it ain't never gonna habben.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oops, forgot image.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is the only reason I have one. Befriending other travelers as a single man who isn't a social butterfly is hard enough, but without social media it becomes extremely hard because a lot of people seem to jump straight to the assumption that you have something to hide

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why would they think that? Why are you so insecure?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Having “proof” doesn’t stop people from assuming that (or assuming something worse). I have “proof” and some people still tell me that I photoshopped the pics or stole them and that I never leave the basement. I’m dead SRS. It’s mostly women who say that. Don’t expect things like facts, evidence, or reality to change a woman’s mind kek.

        I have insta but I dont bother using it. If people like me, they like me. If they dont, they dont. And people are skittish. One dude asked me to get his insta and my phone was dead. He assumed I was lying and you could tell he thought I had something I was hiding. Weird, right? But people can just simply be skittish like that.

        Dont worry and just live your life. People will sense your calm demeanor and will calm down themselves, reopening the ability to make friends with them.

        Besides- as a solo traveller, you have MUCH BIGGER PROBLEMS. People are automatically weary of you because you’re a male travelling solo. You’re clearly not a 6’5 chad, there’s no social proof around you, you’re all by yourself.
        >Why aren’t there friends with you?
        >Why are you doing things without other person or other friend?
        >Why no family come with you?
        These are the questions racing through a normalgays head when they see you travelling solo as a male.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This

      Ya I still think that too. But it is nice having some sort of proof that I'm not a troglodyte who never leaves his mom's basement.

      Just take photos and keep them on your phone, you dont have to post them for the world to see.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Just take photos and keep them on your phone
        No.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You respresent everything that is wrong with modern travel. have a nice day

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I take all the picturesque "instagram famous" photos/angles of places just because I can and I'm there so why not, but I don't get myself in pictures, no selfies, I don't care for all of that I don't use social media anyway

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      why take a photo that is identical to one you can find online? at least a selfie is unique

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why would you assume the pictures he takes are identical to one he can find online?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I take all the picturesque "instagram famous" photos/angles of places

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            No, because usually the sheep is not even there. You have to make an appointment.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why wouldn't I, if I'm already there and it's going to take like 2 seconds to take that picture..? Obviously that's not the only photos I take but overall it's fun to look back through all the pics and remember things from being there that you would forget otherwise

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        homosexual

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why take a photo of you if you have mirrors in your house, at least a landscape photo is eternal

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    instagram is broken and/or dead. zucc tried to turn it into a commercial version of tiktok and fricking failed

    >friend posts image, screen refreshes, image is never seen on the main feed again.
    >random sped-up cooking/cleaning/building/ASMR vid as the 2nd video in your feed for a week

    all you can do in hopes of growth is to steal someone elses' content and publish it as your own using a sponsored post, it's absolutely fricked.
    cant even search hashtags properly anymore

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Remember when Zucc tried to make Instagram Twitter as well? That died so fast lmao.

      • 2 months ago
        Jackass

        Thats literally what threads is

        All of the screeching morons that made twatter what it was migrated there after complaining about musk

        Its more disturbing than twitter was because I could just not see it by not having a twitter.

        Now every time I boot up the tiddies & ass insta machine I get greeted with the dumbest opinion Ive ever heard in my life after the second post

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Having an Instagram account and only use it to give it to people you meet? I do that since it's the only social media that's simple enough to be used worldwide. Everyone I met in Japan had one. Having good pics on your Instagram is only impressive if you have the followers to back up your outgoing lifestyle. Otherwise you'll look like a tryhard.

          I found ASCII swastikas, dicks and anime girls on that section. Seems like they're desperate for everyone at this point.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Remember when Zucc tried to make Instagram Twitter as well? That died so fast lmao.

      Everything he has ever done is about taking what is the popular current thing and making his own version of it, all funded with selling (You)r user date on israelitebook (which again was taking the popular current thing except he also just straight up stole it from the guys who commissioned him to code it). I hate that manlet piece of shit so much

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >friend posts image, screen refreshes, image is never seen on the main feed again.

      This

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Anyone here do this?

    I Instagrammaxxed for awhile. It was a lot of effort and a lot of cringe for not all that much payoff. I'm a decent looking guy with a lowkey and chill lifestyle and personality, so it was not a good match for me.

    I did it solely for dating, but what I discovered was that the type of women who it helped to date expected me to be a high energy and adventurous person, so when I just wanted to chill, they were annoyed.

    I do recommend it if you are a very social and adventurous person and wanting to be with similar people.

    Basically if you are using socials to meet people, they should match the type of lifestyle and personality you actually have and want to sustain in a relationship, otherwise you will have problems.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      How much did you ham up the pictures? I think actual genuine candids can come off chill

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not influencer level, but dedicated effort level. I learned a lot about photography in general.

        I treated it like a photography and adventure travel portfolio, I did learn how to take good pictures of myself but my body and face weren't the sole focus.

        There wasn't any thirst trapping or bulge shots, if that's what you mean. I experimented with hornyposting but it came off too homosexual. Being masculine and sexy on instagram for a men is tricky, unless you don't care what type of attention you get.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          How do you take face and body pics without making it too obvious that you're being vain? I try as hard as possible to take "candids" (eg I'm hiking and not facing the camera so it looks like one of my friends just happened to take a photo of me) so I don't look too vain. Selfies just seem kind of pathetic unless you're in a group, but I feel like my friends arent handsome chads that would make it work, maybe I should hire some handsome looking guides.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the type of women who it helped to date expected me to be a high energy and adventurous person
      The problem for me is that the type of women who instagrammaxxing impresses tends to have the physical features I am attracted to

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what do you do now? I also instagrammaxxed and it works, but it's a ton of effort, lot of money spent, and overall feels shallow. I did get girls, even girls I'm attracted to, but like you said, you have to constantly bring in a ton of energy and bring in a social circle, go traveling, etc - can't just chill out, so idk a better alternative, maybe just build a casual social circle around hobbies and meet through that?

      Also in a situation where I make good money in tech, but I don't want to spend much. I rather just retire very early and not have to show off to get friends/dates.

      Curating it to jestermaxx for roasties is kind of cringe.

      yeah the Michael sartain method is essentially jestermaxxing and curating a larger-than-life brand on social media to get girls to fomo

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Curating it to jestermaxx for roasties is kind of cringe.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're a man who used ig like a woman you're terminally fem brained

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      gunna cry about it?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      true, but what's the alternative?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Find an actual life purpose, social media is feminine in nature unless it's for business purposes. useful as a portfolio of social proof to get laid, not so useful if you want a long term meaningful relationship as it will attract status chasing hoes: if they like you for your following count they will like the next guy with a couple thousand more even more.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I actually like taking photos as a hobby, but I am very unattractive, so having an Instagram isn't going to make much of an improvement on my dating life.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just take a few pictures of yourself with the following and be done with it:
    >in a sports car while wearing sunglasses
    >sitting in a dimly lit room with leather or velvet furniture with an expensive watch
    >on a boat while wearing sunglasses and an expensive watch
    >in a dimly lit room with a glass of whisky and a cigar
    >pretending to work out at the gym

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sartain is a cuck who pays for the girls you see in his videos with he money he makes from selling morons like you the dream.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this. He's an average-looking middle-aged Mexican. No way he's making all these videos in front of these girls explaining how he fabricated all the philanthropy events and photoshoots just to get them to eventually date/sleep with him. Like all these influencers, they pay the girls to be in the recordings and they rent out the homes/cars, then write them off as business expenses while collecting money from insecure teenagers/young 20s for $300-2000 or whatever they charge. Dan Bilzarian does the same thing. Same as Tate. All a grift. Either be very good-looking, be rich/famous, or use every trick to pretend you're rich/popular/charismatic, that's how it all works.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    have a nice day OP.

    PS: if you’re so desperate for women, just get prostitutes. prostitutes have more dignity than most women.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live abroad and travel a lot. I take cool instagram videos of weird tribal ceremonies and beautiful beaches and such but rarely, so I cultivate a mystique

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're using it like a normal, well-adjusted person.
      Instagrammaxxing is about being an obnoxiously narcissitic twat

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >obnoxiously narcissitic
        My definition of that is stupid shit like posing with a sedated tiger or just sticking to the most touristic places, looking directly at the camera, basically looking like someone who's just there to be a completionist.

        I live abroad and travel a lot. I take cool instagram videos of weird tribal ceremonies and beautiful beaches and such but rarely, so I cultivate a mystique

        >mystique
        This is more the vibe that I'm going for in my photos

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand the point of instagram.
    It's went from social and pics of people going with friends, to nothing but staged shots with staged poses with copied captions, to now I don't even know what it is. Just pictures.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It got corporatized like every other social media site. The enshittification of the Internet.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Im a zoomer and I've never had instagram/snapchat or related in my life. Despite that being unusual for my age group Ive never had any problem getting girls. I think it only matters if you aren't attractive enough and/or dont have good enough game to get girls without falling back on normie social circle proof. Of course if you're actually rich and can show off Bilzerian-tier lifestyle that's a different story but if you're larping they can tell in an instant and you're worse off.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Addendum: if you intend to meet girls *while traveling* it especially does not matter at all, the social proof aspect is only relevant in set circles eg within a school where there may be distinct social hierarchy and your IG can be used to assess your place in it

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ok zoomer, who the fricks says "addendum"

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Are you a Black person? It's standard written English

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not Bilzerian tier but I work as a SWE at FAANG. I literally make more than the average salesman or consultant larping as a bigshot, but since I'm a low risk stem nerd (and girls can sense this) I am less likely to spend that money except on like legos and video games and anime figurines. I want bimbo thots so this is where I'm at I guess

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am married. I have Instagram to share pictures of our cats (mostly for my wife).

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is how you're supposed to use Instagram

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Right but unless you're doing genuinely unique, impressive things then you either come across as larp or typical normie which may have the opposite effect of what you intended

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I travel for my own interests not so I can seem interesting to other people. I met so many people thinking I'm a weirdo for not having instagram, like they thought that's the point of traveling so of course I should have one. I don't care, if a potential girl would only date me because of my instagram then I wouldn't want her anyway

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >, if a potential girl would only date me because of my instagram then I wouldn't want her anyway

      What if she had really nice breasts?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        based

        I travel for my own interests not so I can seem interesting to other people. I met so many people thinking I'm a weirdo for not having instagram, like they thought that's the point of traveling so of course I should have one. I don't care, if a potential girl would only date me because of my instagram then I wouldn't want her anyway

        you can rent out really nice breasts, no need to sell your soul for it

        >Like most guys (I think), I used to think Instagram was vain, shallow, addictive, perfomative, etc. and that I was generally above it.
        I don't think that, I just have no friends and therefore there would be no one to even see anything that I post.

        IG, in this context isn't for friends, it's like a dating profile

        >instagram for improving your dating life
        Pretty much the only reason to use it tbh. Instagram is a stealth dating app that functions as proof of you leaving the house and having a life because of the pics you post on it. It generally works. That being said, it's also vain, shallow, addictive, performative and nowhere near as effective as just going out in person and talking to a b***h.

        >just going out in person and talking to a b***h.
        where do you mostly talk to them? like cold approaching or through mutuals? for me, it's mainly tennis courts or from a hiking/social group I run in my town

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I find the same thing.
      Went to Japan with 2 friends and they posted a laundry list of photos on their instagram each day and goaded me to post some that I took because I had a better camera than both of them.
      I ended up posting a couple pics to my story, but it just felt weird to post shit on my profile.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think posting a lot of pictures in a short spam of time, and even those posts that have 1 or 10 pics together, is counterproductive. Therefore I believe you did well by just posting a few of them.

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don;t use Instagram, but I try to take good pictures when traveling, just for me.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cool photo.
      What was the thing that stood out most about Curacao?

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t have instagram because I was born before 2002

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      <---- /oldpeople/

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      1995-2000 were the generation that created and adopted all the social media platforms.
      Zoomers have nothing except the Chinese bootleg propaganda ripoff of Vine known as TikTok.

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >LIVE LIKE DIOGENES AND REJECT EVERYTHING.

    Yes.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Back when I had friends (2018, haha), I did post some travel pics on Instagram, but never got noticed by anyone outside of IRL friends who followed me. Instagram is tough if you don't have breasts.

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Biggest disappointment was realizing just how IG's compression ratios destroyed the quality of my photos - after I had deleted the originals, of course. IG is meant to be viewed on a small screen, where high resolution is not important.

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >BOOST YOUR STATUS (with strangers online)
    Unless you're a successful digital-nomad influencer, using Instagram is not going to move you up a social or economic class.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >using Instagram is not going to move you up a social or economic class.
      Well, it does. There's a tier of Fake Gurus who pretend to have wealth by renting expensive cars and posting it online for an ad or their instagram. People are moronic, so they fall for it. Hook, line, & sinker.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fake Gurus are still influencers.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Try to become fake guru
        >Fail
        >Everyone now knows you as a pathetic fraudelent loser

  24. 3 months ago
    Lol

    1989 here. Imagine going to a place like OPs pic and thinking to yourself the whole time about where to take that best Instagram shot of yourself for people you claim to not give a shit about to see.

    Their entire enjoyment of the "trip" isn't derived from their self experiences, but from how others view siad experience VIA likes or comments.

    I got rid of my DSLR/RX100 just because the frequent "that would be a nice shot" thoughts detracted from the adventure. These fricking people don't even leave home psychologically during their LARP trips tye probably booked through IG Your groups to begin with.

    What fricking losers. And most of the people they're trying to LARP on instead of enjoying the fricking destination or not going to begin with (they clearly don't care) not only don't give a shot about to people to an iota of the extent that's believes, but probably have more fulfilling lives to begin with.

    Yeah great you're an alcoholic on a third world beach and hide the property out of frame in all of your shots. What else do you have in your life, in your recent past, or in your near/God help you distant future. Picturing 90% of these people in 10 years is laughable, moreso than wasting the time to examine their present

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You are the one who is obsessed with perceptions, instead of merely taking in the scenery and grabbing some good shots. Photography is an engaging hobby which helps occupy the empty hours while traveling.
      As bitter as you are, I sure as hell don't want to picture you in 10 years. It's going to eat you alive. Most people who take up a travelling lifestyle find it improves their health and outlook on life.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not everyone needs to have photography as a hobby

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Traveling with people who have to make pictures (especially with themselves) all the time are very annoying to travel with.
      However the way the modern world is and the general trends, most will profit a lot by having an abundance of good pictures to choose from, so make pictures regularly.
      Having a nice Instagram account can be very useful for women but the time invested in rotting in front of your screen to create an image of a cool life to attract people with a boring life who are glued to a screen (...) can be used to live in the real world and meeting women there.

      To be fair the obsession with making photos is nothing new. I think it started to get really common in the 90s. No adult I know ever really looked at the old pictures, especially the simple sightseeing pictures without people.
      Nowadays one HD pictures easily from the internet about anything somewhat popular anywhere easily for free, so all that stuff is obselete.
      The next step were compact affordable action cameras aka GoPros where people started doing dumb risky stuff where there was nothing to be gained just to create a funny video that would be forgotten on the internet anyway.

      >I got rid of my DSLR/RX100 just because the frequent "that would be a nice shot" thoughts detracted from the adventure.
      I know that feel but when I don't capture stuff I wish that I had taken it later on.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Taking photos helps you to remember the journey. If you do it in manual it's a nice way to keep yourself busy on a slow travel. Plus you can get soulful photos like those posted from some random dude off flikr from his journey to sk in the early 00's

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Like most guys (I think), I used to think Instagram was vain, shallow, addictive, perfomative, etc. and that I was generally above it.
    I don't think that, I just have no friends and therefore there would be no one to even see anything that I post.

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I used to post on IG mostly to show off interesting shots I was proud of. Stopped a while ago because it wasn't fun. Had a random girl at a hostel bar once tell me my IG was "dead" and laughed a bit at it. Fricked her later that night.

    Thanks for reading my blog post

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like instagram and I like to see peoples travel photos in general. I care less about a pool or beach scene than something historical, however.

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just use Instagram as like a digital photo-book as visual recollection of where I've been over the years. Mostly just have friends and family follow me so I don't care about being a influencer or anything of that. Seems like a lot of work and you really need to know what you're doing to Instagrammaxx or just be an attractive women. The Instagram algorithm is moronic and I can only get like 20 to 30 likes at most and stories get more views like 50 to 70 depending on what the algorithm wants and who follows you and what time you post. Even if you do everything right the algorithm can decide to frick you over. You just need to be an attractive woman or a social media professional to Instagrammaxx.

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is kind of a conundrum, actually.

    On the one hand, taking pictures is a straightforward way to help solidify memories, and posting them on instagram is a quick and convenient way to share those memories with other people - back in the day when someone came back from a long vacation they'd invite their friends and family to watch the pictures they took, and everyone would have to suffer through a million awful pictures of aunt Myrna's cruise in the caribbean. Instagram is just a way more convenient and streamlined way to do just that.

    On the other hand, trying to take the perfect instagram picture takes precious minutes, possibly hours, away from your vacation and your life. You might become so worried about taking a good picture, posting it at the right time and with the right hashtags etc. that you stop actually enjoying your vacation. Besides, pictures for instagram tend to be uncreative - most people try to either look good themselves or look good by proxy by showing that they've been to a certain famous place. This leads to formulaic and visually uninteresting photography, while if you just take pictures for the sake of capturing moments or points of view you might end up with some really interesting photography.

    I think the best compromise is to just have a private instagram profile where you post stuff for a close, tightly knit selection of friends and family who might enjoy knowing more about you and what you did. If you're dating, just tell that person you prefer to keep your ig private for the just aforementioned reason. If the person you're dating needs to see you doing the "cool kids" stuff on ig (taking and posting constantly the same formulaic pictures to show you're just the coolest guy ever) then they're probably a vain and shallow person, and if you want to impress them you're vain and shallow too

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >He wants to impress shallow roastoids
    Lol
    Lmao even

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Say what you will but I've gotten laid just by my instagram not being shit, waking up to a DM from a chick "Heyyyy". Feel free to be Mr. "I DONT CARE ABOUT GIRLS LOOK AT ME!", more for me.

      • 2 months ago
        Dylan

        That's literally the only reason I still have an IG acct. Before the pandemic I was fricking this hot blonde who DM'd me after liking my Insta posts. She was way above my league but liked my "social media persona" or whatever.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What's your grid look like? Is it mostly travel photos?

          • 2 months ago
            Dylan

            Travel pics, nature pics, city pics, foodie pics, photos of me with friends at events, selfies, and occasional videos.

            My sister who lives in Nashville has way more followers than I do but I have over 1k now so I'm not exactly obscure.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              do you use your real name on this? I rather not have family/old friends add me on social media. It's literally just a dating profile and the followers/likes are fake and the stories are recycled over and over to see which girl I've recently added is getting hooked on my profile

              • 2 months ago
                Dylan

                I just list my first name on my insta.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I try to make an effort with my photos, and I don't mind hunting down the popular spots but I try to get there early morning when no people are there. People flock to them for a reason, but they are the easiest photographic views to capture. Pic related are some pics I took when I was in Japan.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    28 y/o upper middle class guy here, so I have friends who do shit
    I follow 600 accounts on insta, 450 of them being humans and not corpo/concept accounts

    like, tops 20 people posted a story yesterday and at least 4 of them are from a couple who are traveling

    noone posts on insta anymore, but everyone's checking something out if you post it, its not dead I guess but its dying for my generation

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >instagram for improving your dating life
    Pretty much the only reason to use it tbh. Instagram is a stealth dating app that functions as proof of you leaving the house and having a life because of the pics you post on it. It generally works. That being said, it's also vain, shallow, addictive, performative and nowhere near as effective as just going out in person and talking to a b***h.

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Taking good photos is hard. If you're travelling with friends they will be very fricking annoyed if you constantly ask them to take pics of you doing something cool. It is very very hard to make sure the pic is high quality, isn't blurry, other tourists arent in the way or in the background, that you look good in the pic, etc. It will take many tries and your friends will definitely get pissed off at you and also likely suck at taking photos, which means they will need to take even more for you to find a good one. I am considering hiring a photographer
    t. tried to flex on my instagram with pics of me swimming in 5 star hotel swimming pools and flying first class after a breakup to spite my ex

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I tell my friends 1-2 weeks in advance that my insta needs some spice and they should be ready to take some photos when the time is right
      my experience is people usually enjoy this interaction, esp women

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      In the case of pictures with oneself:
      The beginning is hard because you want to have great pictures quickly which usually takes time, money and energy. However the more (good) pictures one has, the more relaxed one is going about the whole topic. I think one won't worry if one has at least 20 different good pictures from the previous 5 years.

      >t. tried to flex on my instagram with pics of me swimming in 5 star hotel swimming pools and flying first class after a breakup to spite my ex
      Lol, another classic case of wasting money to impress people one doesn't like. Did you ever get to know her reaction about these posts?

      The biggest flex you can have in 2024 is having no social media presence.

      Witnessed -

      I’ve never had social media and I’m already lamenting when it becomes “cool” to have zero social media

      I think it is already seen at least as slightly positive but I doubt that it is ever going to be more than that.

      Just buy them for $5 to make your profile look somewhat real. That's what I did.

      After I got some good photos, I boosted my profile (read: ran ads) to girls in different places countries based on what I think would be aspirational to them. Ie. showed pictures of myself in Paris to girls in Quebec, pictures of me in Portugal to girls in Brazil, etc. That got me 100-200 real followers pretty easily for around $50. From there, you can promote your profile to girls in your hometown whenever you feel like it. If they like a pic or view your story, I like one of theirs and follow them. If they don't follow back after 24 hours, I unfollow them. If they follow back, I DM them.

      This is another secret about instagram. You can get girls to look at your profile for way less than it costs on any dating app. Tinder is basically unusable nowadays unless you pay shit tons of money. Instagram is cheaper, and has more reach. Not every girl has a Tinder account, but EVERY girl has an Instagram account.

      I am harem maxxing while all the autists in this thread cry about it.

      Have you ever met anyone in your e-harem irl?

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I feel pity for anyone taking pictures of themselves. I feel more pity for guys who take pictures women doing whatever, especially while holder their bags/coats whatever. When I see it (and I see it often) I want to blow-up the fountain or whatever bullshit they think will get likes. I can't wait for them to go into the pods.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Seethe.

      >Basically taking the Dan Bilzerian approach
      Meaning paying hookers for photoshoots while also not having sex with them.

      Cope.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think these types of feelings go away when you get a bit older
      everyone who thought taking a pic was lame turned coat as we continued to age, now people just post stuff and take pictures of stuff as life can be cool if you put some effort in your early 20s

      I'm 28

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Basically taking the Dan Bilzerian approach
    Meaning paying hookers for photoshoots while also not having sex with them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I gain more pleasure from others' jealousy than from actually fricking the women

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        cause you're gay

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you should transition because you think like a fricking woman
        off yourself once you chop off your dick

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i finally opened an instagram after my gf forced me into now i am connected with her friends somehow but i am too autistic to post anything there but the FOMO is real there to get competitive.
    /trv/bros how to stop giving a frick about these pretentious roasties and just post whatever i want in this israelitegram?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Enjoy getting cucked

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Instagram is a mental illness social media platform that parasitizes on FOMO. That's why it's for women. They try to one up their fantasy lives in pictures to gain followers and defeat their enemies by lifemogging them. Unless you're a homosexual don't use it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you're NOT on it, you are getting lifemogged. You are a ghost. Nobody knows you exist because you have no proof you have a life.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why would I care what other people think about me? Looking for attention all the time is for women.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >attention
            No my friend, it is not attention that we are after. It is attraction. We do intagrammaxx to ATTRACT. And it works.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Maybe it's just a generational thing, but let me tell you I'm 27 so my age WAS the generation that was the first to adopt this shit. Instagram started off as people showing off things they liked, things for their friends etc. Then it became staged captions, fake laughing, prostitutes jumping in the air at pumpkin patches. And now as I've aged everyone that ended up having families and careers barely use it anymore while the used up prostitutes on there are still doing the same poses, with the same captions, but increasingly by themselves or their siblings. Sad, but Instagram turns prostitutes into navel-gazing unfrickable cat ladies with no remorse.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Women do it for attention 100%, there's no denying that. For men its different though.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                That's why men don't need to use it and neither do women

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Well guess what buddy, 4.48 billion people use social media. So you can either get with the fricking times, or you can live your life like a fricking ludite/contrarian/hermit, whatever the frick you are.

                Honestly I don't give a shit if you use it or not, but if 4+ billion people use it, there must be a benefit to it besides the little dopamine hits.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Were you born with instagram on your hand you huge fricking moron?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                No, I learned to instagrammaxx and now I'm coming back to spread the good news and free you from Plato's cave, allegorically speaking.

                I bet you already have instagram, you just use it like a consoomer and never post shit, or post shit that looks like photos your grandma would stick on her fridge.

                You have to get the right angles, lighting, editing, clothing, etc. It's an art form and it's fun. And it works.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I learned to instagrammaxx
                No, you vapidc**tmaxxed. Enjoy your miserable life.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Lmao, cope.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I engaged in behavior that has been proven to have negative effects on my psyche
                >no, I am not the one coping

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Producer vs consoomer.

                It's right there with the tired 'violent video games cause violence' trope.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Producer vs consoomer
                What? You can't even make sense anymore, instagram has already made extensive danage to your brain.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I appreciate the posts, anon.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I've considered it before but every time I get the urge I think about how much effort I'd have to put in and then it slowly subsides. Going through the meticulous process of finding the right lighting, angles, etc just seem like a drag to me. Plus it's only once in a bluemoon I do anything that I'd consider worlthy of putting on insta.

                But I've heard of good results from people using traditional social media as a dating app, even more so than dating apps themselves. I guess it's just easier to build a personality there than dating apps. Honestly I just wish I could meet someone through twitter. It's the only mainstream social media I use. Moreover the userbase there seems less normie than insta.

                My hobbies include snowboarding, rock climbing, language learning, cooking occasionally, and working out. Maybe I could just post shit like that?

                Idk guys I just want a gf but I just can't find anywhere to meet them 🙁

                yeah this is another thing that bothers me. Social media maxxing seems like it would be a lot more viable if I was younger, like 21 or something. But I'm 27 too. Wtf am I suppose to do grind away on and hope I get a following so a cute girl slides into my DMs with "Heyyyy"? I'm running out of time I really don't want to be one of those "dating over 30" people.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You will make it.

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just enjoy amateur photography and upload my pictures to IG like a scrap book. I don't care if people I know aren't interested, I just do it for me.

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t really make posts anymore but I will always post a billion photos and videos on the story feature. I find it fun to “re-live” the day, it also allows my family to see the places I am going. Does anyone really get laid from insta anymore? I always assume if a person is making lots/very professional pictures then they are running some sort of business or influencer shit and will not respond unless your offering them a shill deal. Those thots on there must get thousands of dms from horny pajeets.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    have a nice day disgusting, vapid zoomerscum

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Instagrammaxxing is good for people who might be slightly too weird or introverted for normies, thus they have no group photos with the boys, but they are not actually on the autism spectrum so they are capable of going and having a good time like OP's picrel represents.

      People like think they're too good for Instagram when really it's the opposite. They got filtered.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Vapid c**t

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I do. I've met women from my instagram. I had a chick message me the other day telling me my life is so interesting. I'd say it was worth it, the downside is caring too much about dopamine hits/likes and stuff, I hate falling into that trap.

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I should just start an instashit and post architecture with human geography analysis. Refer to papers, make theories.
    Oh wait that's academic twitter. Well shit.

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If I'm rich and actually travel constantly, but just average looking at best and don't do luxury shit, is posting on insta going to get me b***hes, or no?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Of course it will, anything can get you b***hes if you're average.

      Are you actually average looking though, or leddit 5'5 balding basedbeard self-proclaimed average looking?

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    show me the michael video

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's his whole schtick so there's a million videos but this one is only 5 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        sure, this could be considered a based take but if you are ugly or clueless, no amount of "instamaxxing" can save you

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the minute you get famous the false rape accusations start coming in

  46. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're 5 years late to the train. Everyone's on tiktok now. You vill dance to ze fruity songs

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      TikTok is pure entertainment. Instagram is more about conveying status/vanity.

      Also DMs on TikTok are weird.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The biggest flex you can have in 2024 is having no social media presence.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Holy shit my first get!

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The biggest flex you can have in 2024 is having no social media presence.

            Did you make a wish anon?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I wish to be a travel vlogger and make based videos around the world for you all to enjoy.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’ve never had social media and I’m already lamenting when it becomes “cool” to have zero social media

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Chad or chadlite only. Any normie or ugly guy on there gets shredded by women. You are NOT welcome to dance to those gay songs as a normie or uggo. You’ll even get ostracized for it if you do. And rightfully so.

  47. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How to increase follower count? I want to increase mine to 300-500

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just buy them for $5 to make your profile look somewhat real. That's what I did.

      After I got some good photos, I boosted my profile (read: ran ads) to girls in different places countries based on what I think would be aspirational to them. Ie. showed pictures of myself in Paris to girls in Quebec, pictures of me in Portugal to girls in Brazil, etc. That got me 100-200 real followers pretty easily for around $50. From there, you can promote your profile to girls in your hometown whenever you feel like it. If they like a pic or view your story, I like one of theirs and follow them. If they don't follow back after 24 hours, I unfollow them. If they follow back, I DM them.

      This is another secret about instagram. You can get girls to look at your profile for way less than it costs on any dating app. Tinder is basically unusable nowadays unless you pay shit tons of money. Instagram is cheaper, and has more reach. Not every girl has a Tinder account, but EVERY girl has an Instagram account.

      I am harem maxxing while all the autists in this thread cry about it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have some pretty good photos that I do with DSLR photography. I think people would like them but could you explain further? I'm a 30 year older boomer.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Are you in the photos? If not, they are kind of useless unless included as part of a photo dump (instagram calls them carousel posts).

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Teach me oh wise one
            I dont have as many from my trip before covid, but my big trip last summer I have a quite few with me in them (was teaching girls dslr photography)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        where do you recommend living? I like living in small towns, but idk if this strategy will work for me or I need to move. I'm ok driving out to places and getting a hotel/airbnb. I just hate living in cities

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I got like 100 matches in 2 weeks in South America for free. why did you spend $50 for pen pals?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Tinder is dry for me everywhere I go. I honestly just wanted to run $20 campaign to see how it would turn out and was pleasantly so I did it again. Having a little bit of real engagement helps with the look and feel of your profile. Fake followers and likes tend to have profiles with Crylic letters so they're obviously fake.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Holy shit that’s pathetic. I have 0.00 doubts that you’re some smelly pajeet

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Seeing this cope more and more on this site. I'm 100% British/Irish ancestry.

          Stop looking at AI generated images of Indians playing in poop and thinking it's real.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That last sentence confirms what you are poojeet

  48. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >have a bunch of now curated photos from my camera
    >My follower count is 80
    What are some basic steps to increase followers? I'd like to get to 300 and then populate my page with some of those photos.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/dMd5nwU.jpg

      Who else here actually makes an effort to take good photos for Instagram while traveling?

      Like most guys (I think), I used to think Instagram was vain, shallow, addictive, perfomative, etc. and that I was generally above it.

      But I've been listening to Michael Sartain on YouTube and he basically advocates for having an Instagram solely for the sake of improving your dating life. Basically taking the Dan Bilzerian approach and instilling FOMO in people.

      Anyone here do this? Or are we all too autistic.

      >Anyone here do this?

      I Instagrammaxxed for awhile. It was a lot of effort and a lot of cringe for not all that much payoff. I'm a decent looking guy with a lowkey and chill lifestyle and personality, so it was not a good match for me.

      I did it solely for dating, but what I discovered was that the type of women who it helped to date expected me to be a high energy and adventurous person, so when I just wanted to chill, they were annoyed.

      I do recommend it if you are a very social and adventurous person and wanting to be with similar people.

      Basically if you are using socials to meet people, they should match the type of lifestyle and personality you actually have and want to sustain in a relationship, otherwise you will have problems.

      Instagramaxxing is doable and I spot it all the time with my private bot account.

      Prime example is this guy:
      https://www.instagram.com/davidandgerry/

      Some very basic American dude who has bought like 82k followers and started his own business in order to apply for the verified blue check.

      Then it's just him wearing make up / blue contact lenses and heavily editing his photos.

      It's all a total facade and it almost seems pointless to be honest. I realised that all women are doing the exact same thing and after meeting with a handful of them after being wow'd by their profiles and then almost a different person showing up to greet me....

      However I think if you use it purely as a tool to showcase occasional cool things in your life it will be a net positive for your dating life. I've never had a personal instagram account in my life but the amount of times I've been asked from women for my ig is getting insane.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >https://www.instagram.com/davidandgerry/
        This guy is looksmaxxing (not instagrammaxxing) and is probably gay. Definitely not what I'm going for.

        A better of example of what I'm advocating for is something like @ruub or @justinhouwers if you want someone with less followers.

  49. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what's a proper way of buying followers? something realiable I mean, not weird bot names and creeps

  50. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This thread is giving me cancer.
    Fricking vain zoomies think they're celebrities or some shit. Whatever makes it easier to get zoomettes since you're all a bunch of beta incels IRL

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    do that in st marten

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    women assume you're gay if you have lots of stuff on your instagram
    >t. 1 post

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >effortlessly bold 80IQ moron whose only social media is a facebook he hasn't posted on in 7 years wanders out and fricks dumb prostitutes automatically
    >insecure anon who admits he already knows better starts quoting notorious grifters, asks other anons for validation on his new strategy and gets defensive when he's clowned on
    anon pls

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know about "instagrammaxxing" but I definitely posted on insta during my recent few months to the Mediterranean and Middle East. It was easier to keep friends and family updated this way. I did notice the posts with my face in the top of the "stack" got 3 to 5 times the amount of likes as the ones where I took a photo of the object, and buried a photo of me later in that "stack"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is what I like to see, and yes, I've found the same thing regarding putting photos of myself at the top of the stack.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have one picture of myself (to show I'm handsome) and the rest is scenic shots and general photokinographie to show I'm well travelled but not vain.

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Social media is all a waste of time. I've never had Instagram, Facebook or any other social media, just enjoy travelling instead of looking for pictures to post online

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do I fix my PTSD dead looking thousand yard stare so I don't look like a souless zombie for Instagram/Tinder photos?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Burst mode.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not a bad idea. Thank you, anon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's how instathots and professional photographers do it. Spam enough photos and something will turn out decent.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ive seen this mentioned before in Youtube vids as well, thank you man.

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