Photo Vomit [22]: Instagram Favourites







Hi. My name is Joy and I’m an Instagram addict.
  • If you ever feel like you’re posting too much on Instagram, DON’T. It’s your account. If your followers feel like you over-post, all they have to do is hit the UNFOLLOW button.
  • Those filters are your friends. Use them. But never use the hashtag “no filter” if you’ve filtered the shit out of your selfie. There is a way for your followers to call on your bullshit.
  • Remember when you have to upload your picture in an app that resize your photo to square? Well, Instagram finally listened! Yay, for landscape attribute!
  • DO NOT USE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY when you’re taking a picture of food porn. It doesn’t make the food look all that appetizing. If the restaurant is too dark, that’s a sign that you shouldn’t be wasting some quality time with your loved ones by doing close up shots of your food.
  • One sure way of getting people to follow you? LIKE, LIKE, LIKE. Yeah. But be honest. Don’t like the picture because you’re looking to score brownie points. Like the pictures because you like them.
Joy’s Guidelines to following an account.
  • Do I know you from somewhere? You look kinda familiar. Oh yes! You visit my blog from time to time, right? And remember when we fangirled over that book? Yes! Yes! I know you. So yeah. *clicks follow button*
  • God. Why are your pictures so perfect?! When I grow up, I want to be like you. Sigh. Yeah, I’m jealous, but heck… *clicks follow button*
  • You live where?! Finland? Norway? India? China? Australia? Sweden? OMG. I’ve always wanted to visit your country! *clicks follow button*
  • Roses are red. Violets are blue. Your words are porn. I think I like you. *clicks follow button*
Do you have an Instagram account?
  • I just started recently on Instagram so I am still getting the hang of it. My twelve year old niece set it up for me and explained everything but still not sure about a few things. I really like the pictures you take, maybe I should follow you on Instagram too πŸ™‚ Is it just Joyousreads as well?

  • I love your pics Joy! They always look great… I love that you are an addict!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  • Jazmen

    This is too funny. Lol. I am on instagram but my pics are not amazing or personal like yours. I just gram about books. I think I’m following you, if not I will. Your pics rock!

  • I’m an IG addict too!! One of the reasons I’m hardly on Twitter anymore is because I spend all. the. time on Instagram πŸ˜€

  • Firstly, nice photos shared up the top. Those couple are really lovely.
    Instagram is, like Bec says, great. Definitely. I haven’t been on it for long, but I’ve enjoyed the experience a lot and it’s so fun finding out that one of your blogger friends is on it, too- like when we found each other on it- and following and LIKING ALL THE PICTURES. It’s great. And you’re such a great ‘gram friend, Joy. You’re awesome. xx

  • You are too cute Joy πŸ™‚ Love this post. <3 And yaaay for Instagram πŸ˜‰ I love following you on there. <3

  • Ah, love the black and white pics! I’m on Instagram, but I only use it when I’m travelling to put up my pics. I think I need to try taking some more bookish photos.

  • Bec

    Instagram is great! I love scrolling through all the book pictures on there. I don’t utilise my account anywhere near enough (mostly because I have no photography talent)

  • Joy these are GORGEOUS. I have such a love for black and white photos like this. I must either not check instagram that much or it hides your stuff from me because I never see these D:

  • I’ve had instagram on my phone since I first bought it about two years ago, but I didn’t really start using instagram until the past two or three months. I’m not so savvy with the program, but I love gazing at other people’s photos. I’m so enamored of the photos with all the books surrounded by strategically placed elegant tchotchkes (kind of an oxymoron, that). I’d love to do that one day, but then I shutter when I think of all the clutter that will create in my small apartment…

  • Buahaha I love instagram but I’m not an avid poster, and I don’t take good enough photos πŸ˜› I love seeing your osts though Joy, especially all your new books *drools*

  • LOL!! I love the following guidelines!

  • shootingstarsmag

    Hah! Great post and lovely photos. I don’t have a smart phone…one of these days…but until then, I don’t have an Instagram account. I love all these book photos though.


  • I LOVE those pictures! Especially the first one with the branch and the third one. I have to admit I kind of suck at instagram. I only signed up as a trade off for my friend signing up to twitter, and now I DO use it, but not that often. I always used the but-I-never-even-leave-the-house excuse, but those pictures above are inside and they look awesome, so… oops.

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    These are GORGEOUS! I love seeing Instagram pictures more than posting them, so I love seeing these pics! πŸ™‚

  • Clever post haha
    I too am an Instagram addict πŸ˜‰

  • Lol, I took a dark pic of my food

  • Ahaha I am completely head over heels into instagram even though I haven’t been around it for too long. I have two accounts actually – one is a bookstagram and one is more recent and a nailstagram. Of course, I am following you too πŸ™‚ I love the filters and Insta’s new update as well! I’m loving these black and white pictures. I never quite know when to use black and white actually.

  • Finally, photo taking tips! You know I am a fan of your photography, and thanks for following me even if my posts are barel book-ish. My IG is my “safe haven” where I get to post shit about ME so it’s kinda boring to follow for bookish peeps. lol

    Anyway, I love that moment with your DH & your son.

  • I saw your insta for the first time but I love the book closeups you have! And that 2nd picture above is so cute :”D I always procrastinate about pictures on instagram way too much, so you’re right. Just post whatever amount of pics you want to.

  • kindlemom1

    Great black and whites!

    I don’t have an Instagram account but I have been thinking about getting one. Maybe now is a good time to sign up?

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    Your pictures are so gorgeous Joy! I need to follow you on instagram immediately:)

  • I’m still getting the hang of Instagram. TBH I like looking at photos that other people have taken than taking my own photos since I’m lousy at it! Yours are some of my favorite!! πŸ˜€


  • Ksenia

    LOVE this post, Joy! Your photos
    as always amazing! I don’t have Instagram account, though I think about it. I
    just feel like β€œ why would anyone want to look at my pictures”.

  • I am one of those people that don’t post too much on instagram because when I feel like posting, I want to post everything and then I’m like, NO ONE wants me to spam them. Gahhh.

    Fantastic post, Joy! πŸ™‚

    ALSO, I love your photos! They are always so fancy and pretteh!

  • Melliane

    don’t do instagram but your pictures are always so nice. lus, black and white is always something different so I really like the new ones