I’m very much a novice when it comes to Instagram and only made my account public when I launched Martha & George. I’ve noticed it can sometimes create a bit of a love hate relationship and it seems people can be un-followed simply because one of the little squares doesn’t quite fit with another’s perception. I decided to rename my account but keep the photos because though not necessarily relevant to Martha & George they are me, the person behind the squares.
I’ve found some lovely accounts together with lovely people who thanks to stories you almost feel you know despite never having met. Stories is very much an alien concept to me, but then so was starting a business so you never know what might happen in the future!
I’ve been truly inspired by accounts for many different reasons. Through Instagram I have found the confidence to go ahead and give it a go and a platform on which to do it.
I’ve discovered products and services which have contributed to launching Martha & George. Through Sally of Getting Stuff Done in Heels I found White Space, the brains behind my website and brand design. I sourced back drops from Capture by Lucy which help me to show off my products. Charlotte of Stanley and Maud brilliantly demonstrates how you can successfully combine running your own business from home and being a Mum. She also shares in my love of tea and biscuits. There are too many accounts out there to mention but these are the ones that have directly helped and inspired (mostly unbeknown to them).
If it wasn’t for Instagram I wouldn’t have found the small businesses that I want to work with and support. For me that can only be a good thing.