My Bookstagram was Hacked!! How it felt to be “off” the grid and What I did to distract myself.

Hey guys how’s it going? This may seem a little clickbait-like, but this did actually happen for me. My instagram was hacked for two weeks and still is as of today (I created a new one that I am using for a fresh start now if you’re interested).

But today’s post is discussing how I dealt with not having a legit bookstagram and what I accomplished. I hope that if this ever happens to you, you can learn what to do in the meantime and please if you can, support me getting back into Instagram again.

I dug a little deeper into some of the other social platforms out there

This image is from the Child Mind institute conducting a study about teen social media addiction

When it came to being hacked, I was not sure what to do with myself when it came to what I was able to look at social media at home after work. I had to ask some of my friends what was happening or if there was something going on I needed to know like an addiction etc. So, I explored elsewhere like TikTok, Facebook, the bloggersvere, and even became more active on my discord. I liked doing that because it gave me perspective on the consumer (what would I want to watch or read about, why people are obsessed with tiktok etc.) plus I wasn’t seeing who I used to follow both positively and negatively (my wallet was probably happy with me as well haha). I think for me though, I needed to be cut off from one platform to better utilize another.

I consumed a lot more media

Being hacked, there were times I also felt like there was really nothing happening in the other platforms, or I was waiting for responses from others so to distract myself, I consumed a ton of the One Piece Anime after I got home from work or a book/manga in between. It showed me that I didn’t have to use a social media platform to comment on how I felt about a certain piece of media but that I could just enjoy it or hate it without an audience. However, I did miss being able to post about my emotions ASAP.

I still had some creative juices flowing so I felt less pressure to create content however, I wasn’t sure where to put it.

I feel like this point was one that was probably the most devasting unfortunately. I am one of those people that loves being creative (even if it epically fails). So not having an Instagram for a bit made me think of all these ideas and think to myself “Ah! now where am I going to put this???” That’s ultimately why I had to start over with an account that’s still going to be me but evolve into something better. Unfortunately, I don’t have a college schedule anymore plus I want to be more social with people so I am not sure how things will turn out, but I am excited to try.

I understood who was in my media corner, and appreciated the “fans” that were able to find me outside of Instagram

Now this! This is something wow I couldn’t fathom when I figured out this while I was off of Instagram. Maybe it’s just because as a creator, you never quite know if any of the content you present has an impact on anyone or anything that happens around you, but it does even if it is just a little bit. I had a few people speak with me wondering what ended up happening plus! I was able to hang out with someone outside of work and the internet and we are trying to make it a regular occurance. I wonder if I hadn’t gotten hacked, that this would have happened but I may never know.

Most Importantly, to take a break when I need it and not feel so much pressure to produce content.

Take a break! Cappuccino with biscuit. Vector illustration.

The last aspect was one that I didn’t think about until being off was that being all connected to social media was that with anything you can get burnt out with it. I see it all the time with content creators they take breaks, and they stop creating content and I truly didn’t understand how they could do that until I was forced to. Taking a break though, gave me a new perspective on what I want my new account to be and what I want Sushirainbow to be as a whole. I have content created seriously for about 3 years now and had my former Instagram for 5 without stopping so perhaps I needed that break unintentionally.

Well, I hope this was helpful for someone and now you know what I learned from being hacked. What about you? What do you think you would have learned from this experience? Let’s talk about it!!!

Published by Sushirainbow

Obsessed with books, anime, manga, and helping others. This Blog will consist of Reviews, Recommendations and Overall Thoughts. I also have an Instagram with the same name.

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