Are “LIKES” Affecting Your Life?

I’ll say it! Does someone out there know something I don’t know? What is up with the “LIKE” game? Have you ever noticed there are some people out there who get literally 8,000 LIKES for a post that’s grainy AF and dark? Or, no offense but a post of the most heinous looking person will get 32,000 LIKES and comments about how beautiful they are?

You post a picture of yourself winning Miss USA and you get 10 LIKES? What is going on? Somebody spill the beans!! My daughter says they’re buying LIKES. Who wants to do that? Everyone can’t have the money to spend on bots and services! Also aren’t people afraid of the infamous SHADOW BAN?

I have heard whispers of a new algorithm within Instagram, but how do we know that’s true? Are we comforting ourselves with some sort of made up urban legend, or has someone from the inside confirmed? I’ve witnessed a person document feeding the homeless at a food bank get 100 LIKES and another person get 500 LIKES for a posting their 20th picture of the baby’s birthday party! WE BEEN SAW THOSE!!!! I think I need help, because while I know I should not be consumed by this I am.

I understand you have to give love to get love, which I why I try to comment often and daily and have joined groups, in which we work to support each other and build a following. However, I was EXCOMMUNICATED from one of my favorite groups for not following ALL of the administrators. Clearly this wasn’t on purpose. Why would I follow five admins and not six? I didn’t realize there was a warning in the group, I thought warnings come via the bot, where missed engagements are recorded. NOPE. I’m OUT like yesterday’s trash. I’m sorry, isn’t this a bit much? I even tried to speak with the admin, and admitted it was clearly an oversight. NOPE. I’m OUT. What is this, The Hunger Games?

Mistakes are punished with banishment and social media death? Sheesh. Welcome to the Jungle. If you’re in on the game, let me know! I’m trying to get this hustle going! Comment and let me know your experience on IG.

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The Truth Is Like Barbed Wire.

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You’re Done Having Babies. Period.

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Why we need to enforce a PARENT DRESS CODE at school

Rant time! Last week I stumbled upon a news story concerning a principal, who decided to enact a dress code for parents. Carlotta Outley Brown, the principal of James Madison High School in Houston has banned parents from entering the school in pajama bottoms, sagging pants, ripped jeans, head wraps (not religious), hair rollers, leggings […]

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I Posh, Therefore I Am.

Why do I Posh? I started as a buyer. I was on a mission having followed a really cool blogger, who wore a pair of Vince “Bogart” flats all over Europe. She raved so much, I HAD to find myself a pair. That was my first experience on Poshmark. After my third purchase (a pair […]

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The S List: 10 Awesome Things You Need

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3 Surprising Childhood Triggers

As I was scrolling through Pinterest this morning, looking for new and exciting recipes to WOW the family with, I had a thought. Certain recipes were popping up as I put in One Pot meals or Instant Pot meals and I realized there are so many childhood memories, which are triggered by recipes I grew […]

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