I’ve been blocked! Yup, you read that right. Did you miss my comments and likes on Instagram over the long weekend? If you did, please accept my apologies. I was temporarily blocked.
Apparently, Instagram took issue with how many photos I was liking within the span of an hour (or a day). But what are bloggers to do when they have a lot of content to peruse and only small blocks of time in their day?
Fear not. After reporting the issue numerous times and even sending Instagram a note explaining that I am a blogger and not a spammer, it seems like my account has been restored. Phew!
My question to all you bloggers out there: Has this happened to you? And how do I prevent it from happening again? After this ordeal, I’m a little trigger-shy and have only been liking a few photos here and there—for fear of being blocked again. With working a full-time job, sometimes I will have 11 hours of content to go through by the end of my work day—which takes me a while and seems to be a cause for concern on Instagram’s part.
I will admit, it was nice not to be a slave to social media over the long weekend, and perhaps this experience taught me to take a step back and do without scrolling so assiduously. But I am happy to be reunited with my Instagram family after my mandatory hiatus. So if you have any tips to share with me on this subject, I welcome them.
And, Instagram, I apologize for being too like-happy for your taste. In the future, I promise to slow it down!
I have never been blocked before but I see other bloggers having this problem all the time. Wish I could tell you more but I guess I’m not liking enough posts which is kinda weird because I feel like I’m on Insta al the time!
Vanessa Steil says
Thanks for your input, Kathrine! I’ll have to look into this issue, as it seems to happen to me frequently.
How strange!! First time I hear of this!! It’s never happened to me.. I wonder if there’s a way around it .. is there a cap to the amount of likes/comments? That seems so strange…
Vanessa Steil says
That’s what I was wondering, too. It seems like if I scroll through (and like) lots of content, I get temporarily blocked for going too fast. I’m not sure if it’s just that I am liking too many photos or liking too many in a short amount of time. I will have to research this issue. Thank you for your feedback!