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About the Instagram Shadow Ban

Posted: May 9, 2017 by The Kentucky Gent

If you work in the same industry as myself I’m almost positive you’re aware of the Instagram Shadow Ban. But just in case, let me summarize; several accounts began to notice their posts not showing up under the hashtags they tagged their photos with. If you’re not familiar with how Instagram works, that may not seem like a big deal, but it is. For folks like myself hashtags are how we market our photos and hopefully reach new audiences. So having them not show up is a pretty big deal.  I had heard about it for weeks through various Facebook groups that I’m in and ignored it for the most part. Why? Because there seems to be a new Instagram rumor every week or two. And I didn’t put much stock in this one. That is until I saw a sharp drop in engagement. Then I realized something may be up. Time to do some digging. A tool is now available that checks accounts for the “ban” and sure enough I’m on there. The weird thing though? I was showing up for a few hashtags but not all of them.  It took me a minute to figure out, but the only hashtags showing…

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Tuesday Tip:
#TryDry

Posted: March 15, 2016 by The Kentucky Gent

It looks like Spring is officially here to stay in the Bluegrass, which means several things, but for me personally it means time to start hitting the pavement again. Love running, really do, but when it’s cold out – I just can’t get my butt out the door to run. With warmer, longer days here to stay I’m hoping that’s an issue of the past though. 

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Kindle Paperwhite

Posted: December 15, 2015 by The Kentucky Gent

I’ve been holding off on jumping on the e-reader band wagon for a while now – call me old school, but there’s just something about holding a hardback book in my hand that I love. But when I had the chance to try out the All-New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite I finally decided pulled the trigger. Better late than never, right? 

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