Wednesday, 6 September 2017

MY INSTAGRAM WAS DISABLED AND I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG

Those of you who follow me on various social media platforms know that my Instagram has recently been undergoing some turmoil. First, it appeared to be hacked and now it has been disabled for no reason at all. Over 5 years I managed to garner a following of 135,000 followers. It was completely unexpected but something I took very seriously. Instagram has been a huge part of my life for such a long time now and to find it completely heartbreaking that all my hard work has been washed away in a second. I don't understand why this has happened and it scares me.



What is the point of Instagram, what is the point of using a platform and building a following if it can all be deleted without any warning. No emails, no explanation, no nothing. It is horrible to feel that powerless and to think this could happen to people's businesses. For a lot of people in this new world of social media this could be their livelihood. That is horrifying. 


I am ashamed to admit I actually cried about this. The loss of control and the fact that all my photos, photos of holidays and weddings. Really meaningful events in my life have all been erased and I have no way of getting them back. That really does upset me so much. I thought writing this would make me feel better but it is actually just making me feel worse. I wish there was a way I could get it back. 


All my research has helped none. I have tried everything. I don't get the option to appeal when I click on my log in, reporting it as hacked hasn't fixed it all. I thought I would just rebuild and it would be better, a chance for a fresh start but now I just think what is the point? They could just delete that one too. So seriously, what is the point? 


I think since Facebook took over it has been on the decline and everyone is awaiting the next cool thing. Facebook is also a contentious subject for me as someone hacked into my account and stole about almost three grand from me. The reporting procedure for that was a complete unorganised mess as well and you can imagine the distress and pain that caused me. I just feel like I am utterly done. I have spent so much time on these apps and platforms all for nothing. Thank you for all your kind messages, my Instagram handle is, or used to be, alittlekiran. I am so devestated and disappointed by this. I can only hope it doesn't happen to any of you. Thank you for reading. 

Do you think Instagram is dying?

Love 
Kiran
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32 comments

  1. I would be so upset and I don't have anywhere near as many followers! Best of luck in getting in contact with the Insta team, I've never heard of anything like this.

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. I know all I get is the same automated message every time x

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  2. I'm so sorry this happened to you! I agree, ever since Facebook bought Instagram it's been going downhill ever since. Try submitting a complaint to Instagram via the Better Business Bureau, I know someone will definitely respond there so hopefully they can resolve this for you!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. That is such a good idea! I will, thank you so much Jennifer, never would have thought of that in a million years xxx

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  3. I was wondering why my follower count on IG was dropping like flies. I am so sorry that this happened to you. I really hope all of this works out for you, I hope that you are able to work it out and get all of your photos back!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  4. I'm so surprised that it's not easy to appeal them disabling your account. I hope you get it all worked out. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. Some people were able to appeal it but for some reason I can't scroll on the Learn More page. I don't understand it at all x

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  5. This happened to my friend and she got hers back! Don't give up hope! Appeal it and you will get your account back lovely!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  6. Wow that's awful, I hate IG now! xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

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  7. Oh Kiran. I am so sorry to hear this has happened to you. How horrible! I can't believe they can just delete an account without any word of warning. Instagram is getting worse! I hardly post on there now. I hope you get it back soon! Xx

    Toni | sheergloss


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  8. So sorry to hear about this! Honestly Instagram is ruining itself. Some of it's biggest users are creators and they're driving them away. If it doesn't sort out soon, the CEOs will certainly regret it!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, I don't know why they have made all these changes. I wish they would keep it as it used to be x

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  9. I really feel like it's gone downhill since facebook took over! I can't imagine loosing 5 years of hard work like that, I really hope it works out for you x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Thank you lovely, I am actually a little distraught about it. I have so many photos and memories on that platform. All of the holidays and weddings and it's all just been erased. Not cool bro x

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear this, love. I can't even imagine how awful you felt. It's really overwhelming when you think about it really. I mean, in few seconds everything you worked for or even called a job can disappear. You can't never be 100% save on social media. I just hope that you feel better now and that nothing like this will ever happen to you again... x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. It's so true, I don't know I just feel unstable really it really hits home how much I depend on such platforms for my blog. Nothing is self sufficient x

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  11. Happened to me to but I got it back, cannot believe that it is so difficult to get your back and nobody can help you. It is so sad that this platform is dying, I am patiently waiting until someone creates a similar app so we can all transfer there and be happy again. xx

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. I hope so, I wish I was smart enough to do it. But they would probably sue the living daylights out of me x

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  12. Ah that is crazy!! I honestly do think they will restore it when they get around to it - they had to disable so many accounts after the hack so it will take a long time for them to bring it back. Have you tried contacting their UK team or their ads team? Usually they are actually manned by people so there is a bit more chance of someone responding to you! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. How do I do that? I can't seem to get a single human anywhere. I keep getting automated messages over and over again x

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  13. Ohhh...thats really bad... dont worry I hope you will be able to restore it ...all the best..
    Beauty and fashion

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  14. This is what kind of terrifies me about being a blogger (especially as I'm not self-hosted) - it feels like all your work can be taken away on the whims of the platform you use... Hope you get your account back! I think this has happened to a lot of people as I lost loads of followers whilst this was going on

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I know what you mean, I think this is why I could never be a full time blogger. It has scared me shitless, thank you Jasmine xx

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  15. Ah kiran, this so awful! I was there was something I could do to help. Instagram is not in a good place right now. And THB i would cry if it were me too. I hope you get you get account back xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Thank you, I do feel a bit pathetic but god that's five years of my life. Thank you for reading xxx

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  16. I'm so sorry this happened to you :( I will surely cry as well if that happened to me. Maybe is someone with no life (or god knows what) is reporting you? That happened to a bunch of Instagram users I personally knew. They have over 10-100k followers and said their photos are getting reported.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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    1. I think that is what happened, also I posted a video of a boy applying makeup and that makes some people a little distressed. But surely that's not fair. . . ugh I don't know what I am going to do x

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