The shadow ban is currently in every small and big bloggers mind and now I want to say something regarding to this case too, this is just an opinion and there are no tips on how to fix the ban, since there are enough articles about that and I couldn’t fix it myself yet:
INSTAGRAM IS NO FUN TO ME ANYMORE.
The shadow ban hit me suddenly and I realised it immediately because my engagement dropped from usually 170 to 190 likes to 50 until 70 likes…. WTF. I was shadow banned for a week and I tried everything I could to get out of this, I read articles on the internet on how to do that and I made it. But after posting 3 pictures I still didn’t get the engagement back I used to have so now I just stopped using Instagram for almost two weeks now.
I AM VERY FRUSTRATED
It is really frustrating to see your Instagram account stagnate and to know, you won’t reach more people with your creative work and your thoughts. I also know that I am not the only one who is affected by this shadow ban. A lot of other blogger accounts are struggling with it too. Since the new algorithm and now the shadow ban, Instagram is more a struggle and a peeve than fun. Right now I secretly hope that someone will come up with a cooler platform and everyone switches to that new platform and we will all leave Instagram behind us.
AFRAID OF ENGAGING WITH PEOPLE
But that is not the case right now, I have talked to my friends who are also active on Instagram and they told me they are scared to engage too much with their followers or the people they follow because they don’t want to be banned… I mean what use is there for a social media platform if you can’t really engage with your people? It is so annoying for a small account like me to be removed from the possibility to engage with people and get to know more people and connect with them.
Instagram is not my priority number one and I have exams coming as well, so I just stay inactive for a while until Instagram gets this problem fixed. More time for me to study- always stay on the positive side!
Are you affected as well? And how do you deal with that problem or feel about it?