So, I know that it’s Top Ten Tuesday, but I already did a post with my resolutions and one with books I am anticipating/wanting to read. I know that this list doesn’t necessarily equal the books that have been published in the last year and that I want to get to in 2016, but I still feel like that would be a rather boring and repetitive post on my part. So, instead I want to talk to you about some social media updates on my side.
So, I’ve seen everyone gushing about some finds on Bookstagram and I too think that it’s a great platform to showcase books (well, and other stuff too). My iPod is pretty old and didn’t support the app, neither did my phone, but I saved up some money and got myself a smartphone with a great camera.
Instagram was one of the first apps I downloaded, excited to finally create an account and put out some photos of my own. Well … that didn’t exactly happen. I tried to sign up, gave them my mail address and made up a username that was still available and then clicked on “Continue”. Nothing happened. I clicked it again … nothing. So, I went back a step and tried to register again. The app told me that another user was already using that mail address, so I figured that I could maybe just sign in. I tried that and the app informed me that my username was deactivated due to some terms & conditions violation on my part. Now my questions is, HOW CAN THAT BE IF I HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING MORE THAN FILL OUT MY NAME? In addition to that, I never even received a mail stating that I registered on the platform at all.
Being the persistent person that I am, I tried this with two more mail accounts and different usernames and got the same result. When I try to log on, it just tells me that the account is inactive. The frustrating thing is that they don’t have any support mail address or report button for non-users of their platform, so I couldn’t even contact them.
Hunting around the site, I finally found a way to do something. I tried to tell them that they deactivated my account by accident and they sent a mail, telling me take a picture of myself with a handwritten code they sent attached, so that they could verify the account belonged to me. There is nothing on said account. NOTHING! So, a photo certainly won’t help. They haven’t responded since. I then resorted to writing them on Twitter, but there hasn’t been anything from there either …
Apparently this company hates me! I am not sure if they’ll respond to my Twitter messages or the mail … we will see, but for now it seems I won’t be able to get a Bookstagram account of my own.
So, something that did work was me creating a Snapchat account. There were no real problems there, other than me not really knowing what to use it for. Guess I’ll just take random pictures of books and other stuff for now. Not having many friends with the app makes it kind of useless, so if you want to add me, my handle is kat_impossible.
That was the not so little update from my side. How are you doing with social media? I seem to have an endless account varying from Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Tumblr, Bloglovin’ and so on and still it never seems to be enough. Do you have strange stories to tell like I do?