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Today we got the honor of interviewing Amy (Maisie'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?
Parker: Funnily enough, I started an Instagram account for Maisie just as a way to share our journey with family and friends. Never in a million years did I expect so many people from around the world to follow along! (Although do you blame them - Maisie is a quirky girl!!) I get a lot of people who follow along because they love to see my experience as a millennial dog mum (and one that thinks Maisie is my actual baby 😜)
What do you think sets your dog apart from other dogs on social media? What makes them unique or particularly interesting to your followers?
Parker: There’s two sides to Maisie - the one that is super gentle and loyal. She’s become my absolute rock and the love that we share is really special. I think people love to watch how Maisie is helping my mental health just by being her quirky little self. But then there’s the other side - the goofy & sassy side which people think is hilarious! She’s really growing into her personality. We’ve got a lot of funny content of her being mischievous, stubborn, and giving a little side eye!
How do you come up with ideas for your dog's posts and content? Do you have a specific creative process?
Parker: I honestly don’t have a creative process and I think that’s why our followers enjoy our content. It’s raw and organic. My phone is filled with thousands of photos and videos of Maisie so I simply create content out of what I have already captured. I do try to show the real side to having a dog - particularly a puppy - as this can often be glamorized and I think it’s important to show that it isn’t easy. But it is worth it.
Have you ever faced any challenges or negativity on social media, and how have you dealt with it?
Parker: Thankfully, we haven’t had too much negativity, but we have had comments here and there judging my puppy parenting style. This, of course, comes with the territory of letting strangers from all over the world into our lives! I am able to just ignore the comments as I am confident in the training and raising style that I have chosen with Maisie.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own dog influencer account or share their dog on social media?
Parker: Don’t wait for the ‘right’ moment - there isn’t one! You don’t need fancy equipment or perfect content. People love to see REAL content - so just go about your daily life - just film some of it! Some people may think there’s too many dog accounts out there but I disagree. I can’t get enough of dog content, the more the merrier!
How has your dog influenced your life outside of social media?
Parker: Maisie has improved my mental health in more ways than one. She keeps me consistent and accountable. Having a dog forces me to get up and out of bed, to get some fresh air and sunshine. The loyalty and love I get from Maisie makes any day brighter for me. I know that she loves me for who I am. She really is my soul mate in a dog!
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?
Parker: The funniest moment I had with Maisie was when we were filming content in the bathroom for some dog grooming products. She decided halfway through filming to get on the bath mat and do a wee! It was so funny I couldn’t even be mad. And we got it all on camera too!
What is your favorite thing about being a dog influencer?
Parker: The love and support we get from our followers, particularly during tough times. Maisie has fallen ill a few times as a puppy and it’s so lovely to have loyal followers that give their feedback and well wishes. I also love hearing from our followers how our content has made their day - if we can put a smile on just one person's face through our content then our job is well done!
Lastly, what's next for you and your dog on social media? Any exciting plans or projects in the works?
Parker: So many exciting things are coming! Lots of funny, informative, and heart-warming content is coming. Plus, I feel like Maisie might need a furry friend soon… (still trying to convince my partner on that one haha!)