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Today we got the honor of interviewing Natalie (Hank & Boone's Human). You can find a direct link to their Instagram here.
Here is their story:
Can you tell us about your journey to becoming a dog influencer? What inspired you to start sharing your dog's adventures on social media?
Blanford: We simply started an Instagram to be able to share Hank’s adventures and to watch him grow up. Once we discovered there was a whole community of others also sharing their dogs and adventures we knew we landed in the right spot. Hank makes us happy and we wanted to share that with everyone else! Then once life brought us another GSP puppy Boone, life got twice as fun!
What do you think sets your dog apart from other dogs on social media? What makes them unique or particularly interesting to your followers?
Blanford: We got Hank involved in Fast Cat a few years ago not knowing he would actually do well. The dog sporting community has opened even more doors for us with new friends and support we never thought we would need! Hank has been within the top 5 of fastest dogs within the breed for German Shorthaired Pointers which earned him Best of Breed this past year at Invitationals and we think makes him unique! Boone is practicing and working hard to be just as good as Hank.
How do you come up with ideas for your dog's posts and content? Do you have a specific creative process?
Blanford: Positive and funny content is what works best for us. If Hank & Boone make us laugh, we know they will make others laugh too!
Have you ever faced any challenges or negativity on social media, and how have you dealt with it?
Blanford: We avoid the negativity. We are here to make others happy. If there is anything that pops up, we just scroll right past.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own dog influencer account or share their dog on social media?
Blanford: Post often to keep your followers engaged. We find sharing content on our Instagram stories keeps engagement up!
How has your dog influenced your life outside of social media?
Blanford: We have met so many amazing people (and dogs!) through the dog community, some of which have become very good friends!
Can you tell us about a particularly memorable or funny moment you've had with your dog during one of your photo shoots or adventures?
Blanford: The very first time we put dog shoes on both Hank & Boone was probably our funniest moment. It was quite the show to see them learn to walk in them!
What is your favorite thing about being a dog influencer?
Blanford: Making others laugh. Our dogs bring us so much happiness and we enjoy being able to share that with others.
Lastly, what's next for you and your dog on social media? Any exciting plans or projects in the works?
Blanford: Just sharing our adventures and things we discover this year!