I’ve Got My Instagram Account Back! Time for a Giveaway!

I’ve been enduring quite a #firstworldproblems sage over the past several months that’s finally been fixed!

When I started this blog, I created an @theforwardcabin Instagram account to go along with it, figuring I’d post pictures of trips and the like. Well, I never got around to using it as much as I thought I would, and would occasionally browse around, but not really delve into it as much as I should have. Fast forward to last year, and I decided I would get back into again – after all, all the cool kids are doing it. I started realizing that it was a great way to post trip report pictures, landscapes, and other scenic views – and I was jealous of the other pictures I was seeing scattered throughout Facebook and Twitter.

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Well, for whatever reason, I couldn’t get into my account. It had my correct email and would send me password reset emails, but still, it wouldn’t let me in. I tried changing the email on file to no avail. The support center on Instagram was admittedly next to useless as it would provide a contact form to report an issue, only to get an automated response that wouldn’t help my particular case. I figured hope was lost. Having my Twitter (@theforwardcabin) match my Instagram (@theforwardcabin) was important to me. When you want to define yourself on social media, consistency across all platforms is key. Sure, I could have changed it to a “the_forward_cabin” account, or some variant, but for me, that would have bugged me for the rest of my life.

In any event, I snooped around Google for direct contacts at Instagram who I contacted pleading for help. After about 50 or so emails to various folks (I kid you not…), I finally got a response from a helpful gentleman who fixed my account! Within a matter of moments, I was in! Success!

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Time for a Giveaway!

So, in celebration of this “momentous” occasion, I’m giving away a $25 American Airlines gift card!

How do you win? Follow me on Instagram! I’ll pick one of the followers between now and Friday at 5pm EST and contact them on Instagram to claim the prize! It’s as easy as that – follow me on Instagram, and you’ll automatically be entered in the drawing to win. Too easy.

In any event, I hope you’ll follow along with my travels as I actively use my Instagram account now!

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