So, you may have noticed I don’t actually have any pets of my own. I used to have two goldfish named Anna and Elsa (I was a little Frozen mad at the time) and I have had both guinea pigs and hamsters briefly in the past, but as we are renting we haven’t taken the plunge with any proper pets for the family yet.
Having said this, I am totally intrigued by the world of Insta-Famous pets, a topic recently looked into by HiHouse. As a blogger, carving out my own social media presence alongside writing, I must admit I am a little in awe of the accounts set up in honour of animals who have no idea of their fame across the internet. If you have a pet and fancy setting up an account on Instagram, I have put together 5 tips for making your pet insta-famous. You’re welcome…
Keep Content Relevant
Posting shots with Christmas trees in the background in mid July probably won’t go down too well unless you are being ironic. Try and keep things relevant, taking into account holidays and special occasions and posting content to match. More often than not a short, punchy caption to tie the image to the event will really help but don’t feel you need to go all out with themed shoots. Have fun with your photos and post images you would love to see yourself.
You don’t necessarily have to post every single day, but it is definitely a good idea to get into a routine of posting so that those who follow your pet’s account will know when to expect a new image. Consider posting at around the same time each day you upload.
Don’t get caught up in posting aesthetically pleasing images all the time. Sometimes the most raw, personal moments are the most popular, whether that’s cuddles on the sofa at the end of a long day or a behind the scenes look at those walks in the rain (or the mess when you get back home from one). Utilise the stories function to share more with your pets new fans and build a community around them by sharing their individual character.
Dare to Be Different
Instagram isn’t all about the picture perfect puppies. Perhaps your pet is a little more unusual. Don’t be afraid to build an online presence for your pet just because you don’t see others like them online. Sometimes being unique can totally pay off. And if you have a breed of dog that is all over insta, it doesn’t mean you can’t think outside the box when it comes to content to stand out from the crowd. Be bold and original with your photos to make your mark.
Don’t Lose Sight of What’s Important
Yes, it’s lovely to be recognised for your hard work and efforts, but remember that the most important thing is your pet’s happiness. Put aside time to play away from the lens and make sure you aren’t losing sight of your priorities as the follower count builds.
This is a collaborative post, however all words are my own.