I am writing this blog post with an immense amount of frustration. For the second time this year, my social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook have been disabled. Yes, you heard it right, DISABLED! I am at a loss for words because I have put in countless hours and effort to build my social media presence, and it seems like all of that hard work has gone out the window.
I have been a fashion blogger since 2012, and my Instagram account has been my go-to platform to showcase my outfits, accessories, and everything fashion-related. I have built a loyal following over the years (16k), and I have enjoyed sharing my fashion journey with all of you. However, the recent turn of events has left me feeling frustrated and disappointed.
I received a notification from Instagram yesterday, saying that my account has been disabled for violating their community guidelines. I was shocked because I have always made sure to abide by their rules and regulations. I have never posted anything inappropriate, and I have always made sure to be respectful to my followers.
I submitted an appeal to Instagram, hoping that they would reconsider their decision. However, I received the same automated response, saying that my account has been disabled, and they would look into it. This is not the first time this has happened to me, and I am beyond frustrated.
At this point, I am seriously considering whether I need to get my accounts back. I have been a blogger for a long time, and I have built a strong brand and identity. Maybe it is time to move on and start fresh somewhere else. Maybe it is time to focus my own website and on creating content that I am proud of.
As much as I love Instagram and Facebook, I feel like they are not reliable platforms for me anymore. I have put in so much effort and time, only to have my accounts disabled twice in a year. It is not fair, and it is not something I am willing to put up with.
I know that many of you are probably going through the same thing, and I want to say that you are not alone. It is frustrating and discouraging to have your accounts disabled, but we need to keep pushing forward. We need to remember that our worth as bloggers and creators does not solely rely on the number of followers or likes we have on social media.
I am still figuring out what my next steps will be, but one thing is for sure: I will not let this setback define me. I will continue to create content that I am proud of, and I will continue to share my fashion journey with all of you, regardless of the platform I am on.
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I’ll keep you posted
Your girl – SB
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