Instagram banned hashtags
25th February 2021

Once again, I found that I had used one of the Instagram banned hashtag. Now, this has nothing to do with the infamous “shadowban” practice controversy. I simply noticed a slight drop in engagement compared to previous posts, so I decided to investigate a little. Turns out that the hashtag...

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Happy New Year London New Year fireworks
1st January 2021

Happy New Year my friends! We are finally leaving 2020 behind us… Such a challenging year for the whole world! Exactly a year ago, I was fighting with the crowds to secure my spot up St.Paul’s Cathedral in London to get the sunset aligned with the London Eye. Something I...

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My Photography YouTube Channel - Fabien Butazzi
25th April 2020

I created my YouTube account in 2006 and managed to wait 14 years to open my Photography YouTube channel. Now it's time. Too late?

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26th August 2019

This must be the first creative advice I give in this blog. But I have developed a few techniques to help with my creativity and it feels fair I share them here. So let’s begin. One that’s always been very fruitful, is to constantly look away from my bubble. In...

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Fading figure leaving along rail tracks
9th May 2019

You might have heard of this thing called “shadowban”. Allegedly, Instagram has ways to punish spammy content and counter the rise of bots, fake accounts, etc. What Instagram does is flag the suspicious accounts and consequently slash the reach and engagement that these accounts receive. And that would obviously be...

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