Yes, I'm so sick and tired of fake accounts following me on Instagram! I have never been a huge fan of Social media. Mainly because it is extremely time-consuming. And time is the most precious gift that we have in life. The older we get the more we realize that. That’s why we distance ourselves from toxic people, liars, negative thoughts, and useless activities.
Being an indie writer and lyricist, Social media is part of the marketing and PR game, whether we like it or not. Or at least that’s what these platforms make us believe. And I played along for way too long, even though I see that my sales are not coming from my media campaigns.
But in the summer of 2021, I started my online petition #HumanityB4Nationality for better rights for refugees regarding education and integration. So I had to be active on Social media. And when I released my very first song with my feat. Artist Thir13een in February 2022, it was clear that I have to continue this time-consuming game, whether I liked it or not.
So I opened an IG account, especially for my music projects. I always put a lot of time and effort into preparing the content (images and messages) but when I see mainly obvious FAKE accounts with topless men in the Gym, images of doctors (surgeons), or men with a poppy following my account, it makes me sick to my stomach!
In the previous weeks, I had to BLOCK hundreds of fake accounts weekly. It’s actually unbelievable how many sick people invest their time to create fake accounts. Honestly, if Instagram would remove all fake accounts, they would lose millions of accounts within a day! And this is probably the only reason why they don’t do anything about it.
It was also interesting how they treated my music account. For my latest release YOYO & CHESS, LILY AMIS feat. THIR13EEN I was more active than ever before and reached more accounts than ever within a short time.
But guess what Instagram did? They limited my account activity. I wasn’t allowed to share posts, like, or comment on other posts for a week!!! One wonders why?!
They don’t do anything with fake accounts but limit my activity as an indie artist during my most important promotion week! Im DONE with Instagram and I don’t know if I will ever return to this platform or even hand it over to someone else to take care of it again. Life is too short and precious to waste it on corrupt platforms! I'm no longer your YOYO!!!!!