Pay to Play Part 3: The Instagram Shadow Ban

[icon name=”bolt” size=”48″ color=”454545″] I am so upset. First of all, I am writing this on Microsoft Word rather than WordPress on account of the fact that my Internet has died on me and now I have to lug my Macbook all the way to the office, on the tube, to scab off the wifi at work. And to avoid…
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PAY TO PLAY: A STORY OF INSTAGRAM ENGAGEMENT

Late in the summer of 2016 was the big algorithm change on Instagram that set fire to the fury of many of the app’s dedicated users. Since then that frustration hasn’t died down, if anything it’s just gotten stronger. Whilst I have had my fair share of heated opinions towards it, ultimately I don’t think that there’s any point in…
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THE PLIGHT OF THE BLOGGER’S BOYFRIEND

Ask a blogger with a boyfriend ‘who takes your photos?’ and more likely than not, the answer will be her significant other. One of the most common grievances that I hear from my friends in the industry is how hard it is to produce great quality images on a consistent basis when they don’t have a dedicated man with a cam.…
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WE ARE ALL ONIONS

You know that scene where Shrek tells Donkey that ogres are like onions? Well in many ways, Instagram accounts are too. With each update rolled out, there’s a layer that goes deeper into that individual’s personality. I can’t help but think of that maze in Westworld and that Facebook (who owns IG) may be up to something a little sinister…
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THE TOMBOY BAG

Maybe you can relate to me if you’re one of those girls that sway dramatically between dressing like a boy (as chic as possible, of course) and wanting to swan around your home covered in glitter, wearing a princess dress – I think this comes from a childhood of being limited to being Mulan and let’s face it, she’s not…
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