When it comes to social media, most of the posts we see are posted over and over and over again that the last version you get is a complete mess!
A picture is first designed by a source. Users screenshot it mainly on their phones & then get ‘creative’ on instagram with the filters (that I stopped using two years ago) and then post it. People who work in digital marketing should however track the main source and not depend on user-generated-content.
If you don’t get what I mean, check the two pictures below:
The first picture is the clean version (the one that was first created), the second one was clearly cropped, filtered, and “9gaged”.
If you work in digital media and you’re responsible of posting visuals, just do one step to the job and GOOGLE the picture. Posting a picture, that you can find elsewhere, on your page with a 9GAG sign and a lousy instagram filter is just lazy for your fans.
Moreover, the above serves well with respect to the post below. First, it is horribly cropped (we can barely read the copy), plus we can see the instagram-tagged-person-icon to the bottom left of the picture. It’s better for you to recreate this visual, or not even post it at all than post it as it is.
Whether a post is ‘liked’ or not doesn’t really matter. Respect your fans and give them something appealing to the eye. Respect the aesthetics of things even if it’s plain social media that will only trigger your fans’ attention for a fraction of a second.