The craziest part of the ridiculous photos people put on Instagram is actually the captions they include. It’s in the captions where we tell our biggest lies. It’s where we cover our tracks and try to justify or ignore our real motives for posting a photo.
Case in point, my friend Donald Miller had given me and the 1,200 other people at his conference a sample from his new book, Scary Close
. His New York Times Bestselling book Blue Like Jazz sold 1 million copies and he’s definitely an author I look up to.
I thought for a minute about posting a photo of the pages with the caption, “So proud of my friend Donald Miller. Can’t wait to read his next book!”
That’s a noble caption at first glance. Look at me celebrating a friend! Look at me helping drive more book sales! I am such a giver!