The selfie is so yesterday. I mean, how many awkwardly angled selfies or bathroom selfies can a person take in one lifetime?
I for one am done. I’m out. I loved you for many a year, but I’m moving on, selfie.
I’m not handing over my iPhone and checking into a monastery.
No, no, no, my dear, I’m simply leveling up my game. I’m leaving selfies behind and moving into the big leagues.
My face will become my art.
I am art.
I self-portrait now.
The connoisseur’s selfie
Admittedly, this may be a phase I am going through for the next hour, but a self-portrait reveals so much more about who we are as people.
Do I always want to reveal more about who I am as a person? Absolutely not, but it sounds deep and meaningful. And I am all about that.
Not only will becoming a self-portrait person rather than a simple selfie person make you sound mysterious and cool, it can also help to blow up that follower count.
More than 10 million self-portrait posts show that we’re not alone.
The 16 best self-portrait hashtags
For those who are down to go full-throttle at this new beginning, here are some of the most popular self-portrait hashtags to choose from next time you upload your artful self-portraiture to Insta:
A new direction for selfies and self-portrait hashtags
Of course, I jest. Selfies and self-portraits can very happily co-exist in the same Insta world.
It’s not every day that you have the time to produce a piece of art that is the self-portrait, but our trusted selfies will always be right there in a couple of swift hand movements.
And when you do have the time, what better way to celebrate your unique self than through the medium of self-portraiture?
The image itself is no doubt going to stand out from your usual day-to-day posts already, but to make sure that as many people as possible get to see you in all your glory, upgrade your hashtag game too.
Just a few more self-portrait hashtags to help you shine on Instagram & Facebook
Here are some more popular hashtags to consider adding to your self-portraits:
#photo #faceoftheday #likeme #selfiesfordays #igersoftheday #selfiestick #selfiesaturday #picoftheday #prilaga #ig #artist #fashion #bnw #bhfyp #photoshoot #selflove #portraitmood #canon #blackandwhite #vision #selfportraitphotography #face #drawing #eyes #instagram #life #hair #self
And don't forget: These are the most popular hashtags, but you can stand out even more by being unique.
When you take so much trouble to produce a beautiful image, think about which hashtags are going to resonate most strongly with others, too.
It’s time for your self-portrait to stand out from the crowd.
Are you ready for your close-up?