Time is totally different for us when we’re on vacation. We sleep in, eat more and take a million photos. So, clearly, we want to share those pictures with the world– or at least our social media world. That’s all well and good but at least follow some rules when posting vacation pics. Here are 17 vacation photo rules we should all abide by.
1. Give us some perspective
Tell us where you are. People want to know what beach you’re at or what island you’re on or what cool street we’re looking at. Don’t just give us a beach photo for nothing.
2. Don’t post cliché quotes
You can post a few sunset pics (but please– limit yourself!) and don’t add lame quotes to go with it. It makes the whole thing less meaningful.
3. No one cares about your five thousand vacation pics
People might browse through 10-20 photos of yours. Maybe 50 tops. But 100+ photos? Oh no no no. Nobody wants to look at all of those. Nobody cares who all these people are. Nobody thinks every single photo of yours is interesting or cool. When in doubt, post fewer photos. Especially don’t duplicate photos.
4. You can post one great meal pic
We don’t want or need to see every incredible meal you enjoy. Maybe just one or two. Please leave us in peace and you enjoy your meal without having to post pictures.
5. Limit your sunset pictures
Sunsets are amazing and beautiful and we love them, but we don’t need to see a bunch of them every day. We all see sunsets too, so get over it.
6. Feet in the sand
This is a no-no. We don’t care about your feet tans. And really, we don’t want to see pictures of your feet.
7. Hotel bed shots
Hotel room beds pretty much all look the same. So, why don’t you keep your hotel room bed photos to yourself?
8. Don’t humble brag
Be grateful when you get to visit awesome places. Be honest about how you feel about your experience…but don’t humbly brag about your travels. People won’t like you if you do.
9. Post great photos
Don’t post a picture just to post it because you’re in a cool place. Post great photos, not meh ones.
10. Go easy on the hashtags
Use a few…don’t use a million. It’s obnoxious and no one likes to see it. If you must hashtag like crazy, go back and add the hashtags a few days after your picture has gone in the cycle.
11. Don’t add people you’ve just met
You’re still basically a stranger. Have a good reason for adding someone to your social media.
12. Get permission to post photos of locals
If you’re going to post pictures of other people, get their permission first. They’ll probably be fine with it, but it’s only fair to ask them first.
13. Don’t share too much
People get turned off by those who are constantly posting things about their lives. So, always ask yourself, “Is this an overshare?”
14. Limit the beach/poolside leg photos
We don’t need to see any hot dogs or legs on your photos.
15. Don’t post a million selfies
Selfies usually aren’t that cool. And those goats? They could certainly take their own great photo.
16. You’ll know a great photo when you see it
Post the great ones because we all want to see them. Follow all these rules and you’ll be well on your way to vacation photo bliss for yourself and for everyone else.