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Today we got the honor of interviewing Cindy (Zeus & Atlas'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?
Blackman: It started as a way to document Zeus’ puppy growth and slowly grew to being a creative and silly outlet. Once Atlas came along it continued to be a way to document his growth as well.
What do you think sets your dog apart from other dogs on social media? What makes them unique or particularly interesting to your followers?
Blackman: We like to show all aspects of ownership. The good, the bad & the ugly while trying to keep things as light-hearted as possible. As far as uniqueness, I think the one thing that sets us apart is firstly our decision to only promote products we actively use and our transparency.
How do you come up with ideas for your dog's posts and content? Do you have a specific creative process?
Blackman: Most of my ideas happen late at night when I’m laying in bed or on walks with the boys. Some are winners, some aren’t, but I try to have as much fun with the content as possible and not think too much about it. Our account is meant to bring joy and be a reprise from the daily feed of chaos happening in the world.
Have you ever faced any challenges or negativity on social media, and how have you dealt with it?
Blackman: We haven’t encountered any thankfully!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own dog influencer account or share their dog on social media?
Blackman: Have fun with it! Don’t take it too seriously and trust your gut!
How has your dog influenced your life outside of social media?
Blackman: I tend to be a homebody. I’m quite a recluse who suffers from social anxiety, but with Zeus, because he has such a need for socialization with other dogs it’s pushed me out of my comfort zone and I’ve met some truly amazing people both in person and also on social media that I would not have ordinarily conversed or engaged with.
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?
Blackman: Our Christmas photos is one that really stands out. Shout out to all pet photographers for their patience and their photoshop skills because wrangling those two was stressful, messy and chaotic haha. I ended up getting into the photo with them mostly to wrangle them in and it ended up being such a fantastic photo of the three of us. I’m so happy I have that image which was completely by happenstance as I planned to only have the photographer take photos of them without me.
What is your favorite thing about being a dog influencer?
Blackman: It’s fun! It’s silly! It’s a fantastic creative outlet with good company of other dog influencers. It’s a very supportive community.
Lastly, what's next for you and your dog on social media? Any exciting plans or projects in the works?
Blackman: We can’t wait to travel more in 2024 and continue to explore and share all of our silly adventures!