Posted Feb 14, 2018 in Fun Dog Stuff
In the year of 2018, social media is a big part of many people’s lives. Whether you post about your food, your family, or your travel, posting on social media can really influence our daily lives. Adding a dog to the mix makes it an even bigger part of your life! According to a recent survey, the average pet owner who has social media posts about their dog at least six times a week. You’re so obsessed with posting about your dog that you are more likely to post about them than you are to post a picture of yourself! When you’re posting that often, it can often be top of mind and be important to you. Here are some insights into pet social media and what the world is posting.
There are plenty of Instagram famous doggies out on the Internet. Many people can actually make a living or have a side hustle running an Instagram for their dog. Some people make thousands for each post they make. Often these posts are partnerships with brands or products that want the post to be seen by many. The more followers you have, the more money you make. There is even a company called The Dog Agency that will match famous dog “influencers” with brands and media companies.
There are a few things you do to make your dog’s pictures stand out. One tip is to really focus on the photography and make it look it’s best. Don’t use flash, since that will highlight red eye, and make sure you get unique and interesting angles. Capture exciting moments, such as playtime, or simple moments when your dog is quite and laying looking cuter than ever. If you’re having trouble getting them to stay still, grab some peanut butter to distract them. It also helps to get down on their level to get the best pic.
Once you learn the best ways to take photos, you’re half way there. Come up with a clever name for your profile and tell your dog’s story! Whether you rescued them from a shelter or it is your family childhood dog, tell the people of the web what has been your dog’s journey and what makes them special. Follow other doggie Instagramers and interact with them frequently. Before you know it, your dog will have lots of fans.
There are plenty of people out there who don’t want their dog to be famous or have thousands of followers. But using technology and social media can come in handy in other ways. Family and friends definitely want to be kept up to date on what your dog is up to or any new places they’ve been. If you’re ever away from home for a while and your dog is staying with a friend, you can also use Facetime or Skype to see them and get them excited to see your face. While it may seem weird, up to 23% of dog owners have used something like this to communicate with their dogs, so it is definitely not uncommon.
In general, posting about your dog on social media isn’t a bad thing. It also doesn’t have to take over a lot of your time if you don’t want it to. Just share what is important to you and have fun with it! Good luck!
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