It All Started With A Mouse
All my life I have been the biggest Disney fan I know! From watching their movies growing up, dressing as princesses for Halloween, and of course visiting the theme parks. As I grew older I began to visit Walt Disney World much more frequently and with that came tons of photos! I began posting them on my personal Instagram page but I noticed the more Disney photos I posted, the less engagement I was getting. In an attempt to share my Disney photos while not annoying my friends with an overwhelming amount of Disney posts, I created an Instagram account specifically to post Disney pictures. Captain Jackie Sparrow. Within 3 months I had grown this account to over 3,000 followers and 5,000 within my first year.
I loved sharing all my Disney content and having a place to connect with others who shared my love for Disney. Each trip I would generate tons of photos to keep my account content fresh until the next trip. This was a great system and a great way for me to utilize social media to help me share my love for Disney.
However, once the COIVD-19 virus hit and Walt Disney World shut down indefinitely I was left with little to no content to post. I didn’t want to lose the large following I had built up so I had to brainstorm and find a way to create content without being in Disney. I began to post stories and occasional grid posts of my everyday life. These posts began to attract a new audience while still captivating my current followers.
After much time and consideration, I had to make a decision and completely switch over to a lifestyle account in order to continue to grow. After making this switch I was able to grow my account to over 10,000 within six months.
While I love sharing photos and stories of my life I felt I wanted to share more! I then came up with a plan to create a Youtube Vlog where I could document my life through videos. Here I was able to give my audience a more in-depth look into my life and allowed me to share a more personal connection with my followers.
I am now taking my content another step forward by creating my website and blog so I can have a base for all my content creation. Sharing my life through my content is something that I am truly passionate about and I hope I can inspire others to take action and create that Instagram account, or blog, or Youtube channel that they’re scared won’t take off. You can achieve anything you set your mind to and I hope to inspire others to do just that!