Instagram was a foreign word to me until two years back. Can’t believe I was completely unknown to the whole world of Instagram, but once I discovered it, I have been completely addicted to it. Also, I think it is a social platform which has the ability to completely transform an ordinary person into a famous celebrity, of course with some kind of talent.
Recently I tried to explain what Instagram is to my family back home whose view about social media is “different”. What do you think they asked me? Just think about the questions my dad must have asked me. Now that makes for a whole new blog post.
So, in an attempt to make Instagram sound a little fun to my otherwise crazy family, I listed my favorite accounts which are different than others.
They make you laugh, lifts your spirit, makes you wonder and sometimes makes you drool on the prettiest things in the world. Let me tell you something, it takes a lot of courage to be different and to put yourself out there and build a strong fan following.
Here’s the list of some of my favorite Instagram accounts. Simply click on the title of each account, it will take you to the actual Instagram account of that person.
I put this account first because I am a little biased towards it. I love this girl and her courage (yes, it takes too much courage & confidence)! Tanya Rawal is an Indian-American professor at the University of California. Her social media campaign aims to eliminate negative feelings about South Asians by wearing a saree everyday to the university and wherever she goes. She was featured on Buzzfeed (read here) last year and several other publications and I think she is truly inspirational.
My most favorite one. It completely cracks me up whenever I see their satirical sticky note. And I am guilty of taking many such photographs listed in his funny satirical notes. Oops!
You seriously have to check this guy out. He photoshops himself with all famous celebrities. I bet you will be laughing your___ off.
It is too difficult not to laugh at his photos. With 8 million followers, it is obvious we all need a doze of laughter every single day.
This man gets his picture taken everywhere. Butt naked. Now again, I think this takes courage!
Junanto Herdiawan is from Indonesia and he gets himself photographed levitating around the world. With more than 40K followers, the Instagram community really loves him and you can see that in his photos. I have tried this trick and let me tell you it is not as easy as it seems in the pictures.
I love her! Her style is definitely unusual but that’s the beauty of it. I saw her documentary once on TV and have been a fan of her since then. Baddiewinkle had created an empire out of her unusual style. Her followers include celebrities such as Taylor Swift & Kardashians.
Well, she does have a job. A job of entertaining us and making us laugh! She says her dream job is not needing one! I TOTALLY agree!
This is not about a person but about the entire trend surfacing on Instagram about Ihavethisthingwith___. I love floors, flowers, pink, color etc. Too bad if you are not impressed, more than half a million people follow this account. And let me tell you it is not easy to find pretty floors in the first place and then make yourself look crazy standing in the middle of the room trying to take pictures of your shoes.
The title says it all! You might be thinking what’s so special about guys minding their own business and reading a book. 815K people (mostly women) don’t seem to think so. They really REALLY enjoy seeing them.
Its amazing what people do around the world and some of them make a pretty good living out of their creative talent. Any form of art/talent is good if it can fetch you a lot of attention and make a decent income. Hats off to these creative guys who came up with ideas nobody would have ever thought of.
Happy Instagramming everyone!
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