Spotlight On: The Rock’s Instagram

The Rock’s Instagram, @therock, is one of the top 10 most followed on the platform. He comes in at number 7 with 116 million followers.

But this isn’t just because of his movie star status. The Rock’s Instagram is a joy to follow, largely due to his content.

The Rock shares photos of his food and family, his friends and his most impressive feats. And they all include very personal and well written captions.

Let’s take a look at what we can learn from The Rock’s Instagram.

The Rock Writes Amazing Instagram Captions

The Rock’s Instagram stands out because of his captions. There’s rarely a one word caption alongside a photo on his feed.

No way. Instead, The Rock takes this time to connect with his followers. Many of his captions are in-depth, lengthy and personal.

These captions are usually positive and uplifting. They include his personal beliefs and credos.

Or they’re stories lifted right from The Rock’s life. He shares them in order to inspire his followers, and help those that might be going through a tough time.

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Dreams ain’t just for dreamers. Especially the ones that don’t come true. Good to stand in one of the most famous stadium tunnels in the world that leads to gridiron dreams. I dreamed of walkin’ down this tunnel and playing in the NFL. After what felt like a lifetime of commitment and hard work, I failed to make it and that dream never came true. Stood in this tunnel and had a good sobering laugh with myself… I thought hell, had I been a little bit better of a player… made 5 more tackles and a sack per game and my life would’ve been drastically different. Just wasn’t meant to be and more importantly, I just wasn’t playing the right game. Raising a grateful glass of tequila to dreams that don’t come true. 🥃

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Others are meant to share his accomplishments with his fans. He reflects on milestones and makes sure to include the people that helped him reach his goals.

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*swipe left After years of relentless hard work, lil’ bit of luck, successes, failures, more failures and more successes, my career just achieved a pretty awesome milestone – the highest earning actor in the history of Forbes. I’m a firm believer in the notion that there is no success that happens alone. Success always requires a TEAM. THANK YOU to @danygarciaco (founder of @garciacompanies and co-founder of @sevenbucksprod) for her brilliant enterprise/world building acumen, vision and most importantly, her execution 🙏🏾👊🏾 And THANK YOU to our hungry, brilliant and like vision team/ WME Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown Grant, Tani, Barash & Altman @GarciaCompanies @Jonesworks @Viewpoint.PR @SevenBucksProd @SevenBucksCr @SevenBucksDS @flynnpictureco Team Rock Physical Production Again, THANK YOU TEAM and cheers to always putting the audience first and breaking new ground. And to anyone out there reading this right now… remember, I’m the dude who started with $7bucks. Anything can be achieved with relentless hard work, passion, surrounding yourself with smart people and always ALWAYS listening to your gut. #MakingForbesHistory #HardestWorkerInTheRoom #TeamRock

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But these captions aren’t always super serious. Some contain a hilarious joke.

Funny or frank, The Rock’s Instagram feed contains plenty of powerful words. This makes following along even more entertaining.

You’re not just going to get a picture of The Rock working out with a simple hashtag. You’re going to get a picture of The Rock with a few paragraphs that could change your day around.

We know what you’re thinking:

How does this apply to people that weren’t named the Highest Paid Actor by Forbes? Well, it’s simple. This lesson from The Rock’s Instagram simply proves how important it is to open up.

Instagram often includes pretty edited photos with filters and impersonal captions. But you can change that!

If you’d like to post about an accomplishment, don’t just write a few words. Write a few sentences! Tag the people that helped you along the way. Tell your followers exactly what an important moment means to you.

We guarantee this won’t only help you connect with followers, but it will also help you in the future.

It’s almost like keeping a photo diary of your life. How fun will that be to look back at in a few years?

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The Rock’s Instagram Contains Plenty Of Food

Here’s something you may not have expected to see on The Rock’s Instagram: food! One of our favorite parts of the movie star’s feed is #SundayCheatMeal.

This hashtag is new to The Rock’s Instagram feed. Though we’re used to seeing The Rock being super disciplined, he also lets loose.

Sundays are the time for The Rock to enjoy a nice, hearty cheat meal.

So what does The Rock eat when he’s cheating? Mounds and mounds of sushi!

Oh, and chocolate chip cookies.

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The #SundayCheatMeal Cookie Train 🍪🚂 rolls on… its 1:30am (post Sushi Train) and time for dessert. Let me ES-plain what your eye balls are looking at right now/ Double milk chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies with creamy peanut butter smothered between the two cookies. The camera angle makes these nuggets look small, but they’re huge. How are they you ask? Well, they’re just like my nickname after I drink tequila – Big, tasty & heavenly. I’ll go to hell for that one, but not before I take these cookies to pound town while watching the OG trailblazer himself, Quincy Jones’ doc on Netflix. Love it. I need to have tequila one day with this brilliant man. If you ain’t cheatin’, then you ain’t eatin’ my friends. Enjoy! #SundayCheatMeal #HelloGluttony

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But he doesn’t just post a delicious plate of food. No, he also expertly describes what he’s eating. And lately, he also fills us in on what’s he watching.

No cheat meal is complete with a good documentary! On The Rock’s list? “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” a documentary about Mr. Rodgers, and “Quincy,” Netflix’s documentary on Quincy Jones.

So next time you cook yourself a delicious meal, post it! Ordered some impressive take out? Share a snap! And say The Rock inspired you.

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The Rock’s Instagram Shows Off His Softer Side

At the end of the day, The Rock is a loving, family man. We might forget that after watching him save the day on the big screen or while remembering his wrestler past.

The Rock is incredibly close to his three daughters, Simone, Jasmine and Tiana. This is obvious from his Instagram.

Whether he’s writing them a lengthy loving note via a caption or sharing a throwback, the girls are often on his feed.

Not only does he share adorable photos with his darling daughters. The Rock also shares hilarious stories behind the photos.

And his longtime partner Lauren Hashian pops up from time to time. Here’s a sweet photo of The Rock doting on his lady love while she feeds their youngest baby, Tiana.

But what can you learn from The Rock’s softer side?

We’re not all tough, buff movie stars. But what this part of The Rock’s Instagram shows is that it’s important to show all the sides of your personality.

If you’re known for being a tough cookie, maybe show off a photo of your pet? Or if people know you to be quiet and reserved, share the fact that you also run triathalons.

Instagram is a great place to let the real you shine. So show off your unusual hobbies or that surprising side of your personality.

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The Rock’s Instagram Includes His Friends

The Rock’s Instagram lets us see what it’s like to really be friends with him in real life. Spoiler alert: it’s hilarious!

The star has a ton of famous friends, and these guys don’t escape getting teased on Instagram.

There are plenty of jokes made at pal Kevin Hart’s expense. Including some hilarious photoshopping.

But all jokes aside, he also dishes out compliments about his close pals as well. Like his co-star Emily Blunt, for instance.

He’s also pals with Magic Johnson. And he’s not afraid to tell the world how much he loves the NBA legend.

The Rock’s Instagram shows he really adores his friends. He’ll even take time to brag about their accomplishments.

Who wouldn’t want a friend like that?

Here’s the cool part:

Not only is this easy to apply to your Instagram, it could change your life. When was the last time you let your best buddy know you were proud of them? How touched would they be if you publicly declared that on Instagram.

The Rock’s method of complimenting his friends on social media is something everyone should try. It’s a place to share photos of the good times, and those usually go down with your pals.

So instead of sharing a photo from last night with a generic caption or Drake lyrics, take a tip from The Rock’s Instagram. Give your bestie a shout out!

Let your friends know how much you care. It will brighten both their day and yours.

What’s The Bottom Line?

The Rock’s Instagram is unlike any other movie star’s. He opens up and shares what’s in his heart through his captions.

It doesn’t matter if he’s posting his sushi cheat meal or his adorable daughters. The Rock’s captions are guaranteed to make you laugh, smile, or even sometimes cry.

If you’re not following The Rock yet, what are you waiting for? Let him inspire you and bring happiness to your own Instagram feed today.

By Megan

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