On Wednesday, August, 1 around 6:30 PM I logged in to find something no content creator wants to find — their cannabis Instagram deleted. A wave of emotions washed over me from extreme sadness to the ultimate rage. After taking more dabs than I could count, I knew tears wouldn’t fix this fiasco, so I took action to get my account reinstated.
First, I let people know of the deactivation. With multiple campaigns this month, I couldn’t afford a moment of downtime. I shared Instagram’s notification on my personal account, Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn.