It’s looking more and more like Instagram will never respond to my support tickets and appeal requests and @sylphaex_backup will have to become my main profile. This is super shitty- I have no idea how to get back to the 16.5k I was at before. That took years, and IG drove 90% of my print sales and web traffic, so it’s a pretty big financial...
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sylphaex:
@catdad Amen to that. I wish I wasn’t so affected by this, or that there was some alternative, but 90% of my photography print sales and traffic came from IG and now my sales have tanked. *sad trombone*
catdad:
Yeah, their bans and shadow bans are much more harmful to women who generate income from self-promotion.  Considering how hypocritical they are and the amount of money you make them determining whether or not they'll apply rules to you or whether or not they'll give you a second chance, there really needs to be an alternative platform that's fair to everyone.

On top of everything else going on right now, a big model changed her name to my old modeling name and now my IG has been deleted for “pretending to be someone else”. Here’s my backup page if you’d help me out. From 16.5k to 8... depressing lol. IG is where 90% of my photography print sales come from so this is a pretty harsh...
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miloszbeardlove:
That is so stupid... It should be always the rule to first look if maybe someone has the name already for a longer time. But unfortunately IG seems to be only in for the money and wants to show the world who "really" is important. So sad all this digital "who's got the biggest" is going in the wrong direction.
sylphaex:
@miloszbeardlove True- I hate having to be so dependent on social media. It’s a sad reality for pretty much anyone in more artsy fields. We depend on that audience and there aren’t many good alternatives unless you’re already super established. Especially transitioning more from being a model to a nature photographer- now that’s quite a jump. Had to work my ass off to gain and maintain an audience. If they don’t give me my account back and I have to start from the bottom, so be it, but I have noooo idea how to get back to where I was- that took years and years of work, and I had barely half the following of many other girls I know. I did reactivate my FB like page though, which still has 99k ish, probably going to drop again though when suddenly people have a half naked chick they don’t remember in their timeline lol 😂

Sorry I’ve been gone for so long and unresponsive to messages. My kitty, my baby, my child, Tarot, is very very sick. He has been in the vet ICU. We still don’t know what is wrong with him. He does have acute pancreatitis, but has developed a lot of other issues, and we don’t know if the pancreatitis is the cause or something more. His...
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catdad:
{hugs} and good luck!
liasworld:
Oh my god! I just saw this.... How is he doing?!?!

By any chance is anyone going to Conquest of Mythodea? It’s my first year and I’d love to meet up with people. We are camping in Wayfarers’ Arrival as a pirate crew.

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sylphaex:
@miloszbeardlove You could get away with saying just about anything because I know like three sentences in Bavarian 😂 Learning Hochdeutsch, but because I’m in Ismaning and the people around me speak Bavarian I pick up a little bit, which only serves to confuse me further. Lmao
miloszbeardlove:
No need to worry 😉 German alone can be confusing sometimes and then switching to bavarian is like entering another world. 😂 And depending on where in Bavaria some words can have a different meaning or one thing can be said in six different ways. 😁 If you would understand german well I would recommend watching NEW WAR on Rocketbeans.tv this month. Me and my co-commentator have used several german dialects. 😊

I’ll be on the SuicideGirls Twitch channel on Monday & Thursday from 3-5am PST, or 12-2pm CEST, and on my channel- Twitch.tv/Sylphaex - afterwards for another hour or so.

I mostly stream shiny Pokémon hunting but will be replaying the Borderlands saga soon in prep for the new release and today probably Dragon’s Dogma :)

Come hang out and chat!