***Originally posted 4/7/19 on @publiclandshateyou***
As many of you are aware, a few influencers who have been called out on this page for their illegal behavior have taken it upon themselves to create a crusade against this account. That’s not really surprising considering that a number of them have lost corporate sponsors. However, the thing with Instagram is that you don’t get warnings, and once an account is gone, there is no one to contact to plead the case that an account was unfairly targeted by a small number of scorned individuals.
So, what’s the solution? A medium completely disconnected from Instagram’s algorithm in the sky. A place where I can say whatever I want, use as many characters as I want, and call out whoever I want without censorship, and without the worry of a few pissed off individuals deep sixing this entire thing. I get hundreds of messages each day that make it clear that people are fed up with influencers abusing our public lands for personal profit. I’ve created a space where this movement can grow, without the fear of being trampled on by Influencers (like the poppies have been).
All posts that I make to Instagram will be duplicated on the blog. A mailing list has been created so that I can send a weekly email with the worst offenders along with information about who you should contact to voice your displeasure. If this account ever gets removed, you’ll be notified immediately about which back up account to follow next. I can play cat and mouse with the best of them, and this mouse just learned a couple of new tricks
So poke around, sign up for the mailing list, and let me know what you think. There are no ads. I’m not trying to sell you anything. My only goal is to get the word out that we are fed up with narcissistic behavior on our public lands, and that there is a platform trying to keep people, influencers, and companies honest on social media.
And, as part of this post, you’ll find some screenshots from companies that have responded to YOUR input. We are making a difference, and these messages are proof of the results. Keep up the good work!