I Hate Instagram. Am I Alone?

💫 Sienna Clarke
3 min readDec 14, 2020

Am I the only square who hates one of the most popular social media vehicles on the planet?

Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash

And it’s not just Instagram. It’s social media in general.

I deactivated, and deleted my Facebook account about 5 years ago. It was meant to be a 30 day break, but after the 30 days, I just didn’t go back.

Instagram is probably next.

It used to be this cool app where you could go to look at beautiful pictures of fabulous vacation spots and cool interior design projects, as well as keeping up with photos of friends and loved ones.

Now, Instagram is nothing more than ads that show up as every other item in my feed, scammers ‘DMing’ me for money, or asking me to become an ‘ambassador’ of some random brand or other, and twerking challenges.

I’m over it.

They say that you shouldn’t buy into what most people post on social media platforms post, and I totally believe this to be true. Most people post only the ‘good parts’ of their lives, and honestly, who wants to see posts about life’s crappy moments?

But I’m not the person who thinks that they can have the ‘life’ that others show off on social media.

I don’t buy into that nonsense.

It’s all of the ‘business coaching’ posts, and “hey, look how much I make” as well as the insane number of ads that inundate my feed on a minute to minute basis.

It’s gotten way out of hand.

As I was scrolling the other day, I counted, and found that every fourth post in my feed was a paid ad.


I don’t wonder anymore why I feel so drained after being on it for 10 minutes.

Don’t get me wrong. I like the concept of Instagram. But it’s become a place that’s overrun with marketers and ‘get rich quick’ type accounts that post an insane number of ads and ‘ad like’ posts.

Little wonder, as it’s owned by Facebook, the platform that I left for just these reasons years ago.

I realize that this is going to sound like sour grapes, but those of you who can remember the days when we could publish content to platforms like Facebook, and have that content…

💫 Sienna Clarke

Single mom to 3 grown ups. Growing into my writing career and enjoying the progress. I write mostly about self discovery, self improvement and relationships.