Instagram shut me down!
Hello, my friends! If you follow me on Instagram you will already know what a nightmare I've been dealing with since last week. Although it now feels like a lifetime! UGH. For those of you that don't know, I was hosting a fun fiber giveaway with a couple of my maker friends and 3 FAKE accounts were created impersonating me. However, for unknown reasons, MY account was also disabled. It is impossible to find an actual person to speak with at IG or Facebook. I have gone through all of the steps to appeal this as well as proving my identity. It has been beyond frustrating. All of my hard work was erased in a matter of seconds. I had tirelessly built my following up to 13k. Countless photos of my work. All those connections. GONE. And through no fault of my own. It's maddening!
So while I sit back and wait for Instagram to do the right thing, I have created a new account and have slowly been trying to find my peeps. My maker community has been so incredibly supportive, so much so, that when I started my new account and it grew to 2k in less than 24 hours, Instagram then blocked me because the algorithm thought I was a scammer/bot. UGH. That being said, I am now taking things slowly. And if you haven't already found my new account, I would love to reconnect. You can now find me:
I have learned many things from this experience. One of which is the importance of my subscribers. I will be focusing on building that list. When you sign up, you'll get a 10% off coupon good for my whole site! Please join me so I won't ever lose our connection again.
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Thank you all so much for your support. It truly means the world. This stumbling block will not defeat me. I'll talk to you soon!!