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We Wore What Feels You Are Bullying Her Photoshop Skills

Danielle somebody, yadda yadda yet another fashion blogger, is crying into her guacamole because @wephotoshoppedwhat has called out her terrible photoshop diet.

oh noes pass the chips

oh noes pass the chips

The regram, which said simply that Wah-nielle (hm, too forced?) had ‘photoslopped herself onto the naughty list’, apparently ignited a debate over whether the account’s behavior is bullying. Comments ranged from saying the account “may tell the truth but that’s not the right way to do it”, to the usual #yougogirl malarky such as “[m]ore often than not, if someone is unapologetically themselves, they get picked apart”.

So yeah, I guess pointing out really bad photoshopping is bullying now, or something. Which means Jezebel has a lot of apology letters to write to Marie Claire and Redbook.


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The Great Gram Purge Begins, Bloggers Act Like They Don’t Care

As reported back on the 10th, Instagram has begun wiping spam and ghost accounts from their system. The results so far are a combination of ‘lulz’ and ‘womp womp’.

Pink Peonies, after jumping to 292k followers during the week following the announcement, is now suddenly down to 287k. Ramshackleglam started out with 12.8k followers and is now down to 7.7k. Eat Live Run is down about 1k, as are Rosie the Londoner and What I Wore. Dooce and Kelle Hampton are both down about 2k.

Racked is showing Eat Sleep Wear had a drop of around 4k followers, while Song of Style dropped from 1.9 million to 1.8 million. Cupcakes and Cashmere and Bleubird both lost about 7k followers.

The most wtf drop was ole Natalie Jean, who lost a whopping 19.3k followers in the purge. She responded to this in her typically sarcastic defensive manner.

Yeah ok JLaw gif to this.

Yeah ok JLaw gif to this.

Is this proof of purchasing followers? It’s hard to say. But surely some of these losses indicate something more than just removal of ‘spambots’ or inactive accounts.


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Barefoot Blonde Has Moved To NYC

Amber, apparently a successful blogger, announced that she would be moving to New York City today. I assume she has already arrived at this point and begun placing triangle patterns and all white furnishings throughout her no doubt bonkers insgrammable apartment.

As for why she has relocated her entire family to a city with the most expensive cost of living outside of Cohaagen’s dome, Amber takes the usual blogger route of claiming vague ‘projects’.

A lot of you have asked WHY we are moving… so let me sort of explain. First and foremost, David and I have been working on something that I am sooo beyond excited to be able to share BUT I can’t yet…

She goes on to tell us that, in a nutshell, she and her husband are going to live off of Amber’s blogging.

Another reason we are moving is because of my blog I have been able to have some amazing opportunities presented to me and everything kind of goes on in NYC so we are going out there to kind of follow some of my dreams. We are going to put David’s work on hold for the time being and go after these ventures we are currently working on.

I mean, at least she’s up front admitting that Davy’s going to become a blog husband, unlike some people who try to hide it for almost a year.

So hooray, just what this city needs – another lifestyle/fashion blogger. But hey girl, congrats on escaping Arkansas Alabama!


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Audrey Doesn’t Even Care If You Know She Janks Her Gram

Audrey, of some “Frassy” blog, evidently doesn’t mind if folks know she has automated her Instagram in order to gain “real” followers.

Maybe try email next time.

Maybe try email next time.

And what is ‘instagress‘? Apparently it’s a service that is “designed to attract attention to your Instagram account and gain more comments, likes, and followers”. Rather than, I dunno, growing followers organically, bloggers now buy followers and carpet bomb social media services with random likes and follows until they get their numbers up. And with 31k followers, the strategies seem to be working for “Frassy”.

Seems there are a hundred ways to game the gram, kids.


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Instagram Follower Cleanup Likely To Upset Some Bloggers


Bloggers who buy fake Instagram followers to inflate their numbers might discover their follower counts dropping over the next few weeks. It seems Instagram is cleaning up their system – and deleting fake accounts.

In December 2014, we’re fixing an ongoing issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists…We’re in the process of fixing an issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists…As we remove these accounts, some people may notice a decrease in their follower/following counts.

They did a similar sweep back in April, but since then the trend of buying fake followers has increased to ridiculous levels. Almost every big time or wannabe big time blogger seems to purchase numbers. Even Rach Parcell, pregnant, is suspected of buying her follower count.

I can’t wait to see how many bloggers flip out when their numbers drop by possibly tens of thousands over the coming weeks. They’ll probably just wait until March and buy another 100k fake accounts, because all that matters in the blog industry is those follower numbers.

I also look forward to watching bloggers scramble to get one of the new Verified Badges from the gram. Just what social media needs, another status symbol!