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PLNU Students Making It Big On Instagram

Some of PLNU’s creative and passionate students are taking what they love and sharing it with the world. Instagram enables these students to make their voices known while relating to other people and what they care about.

The Point recently conducted a Q&A with just a handful of the PLNU students following their passions and making it big on Instagram.

 

Jazmine Brown (@thatcurlytop)

Senior Marketing Major

2k followers

 

The Point: What is your Instagram all about?

Jazmine Brown: “My Instagram focuses on sustainable living. I wanted to use Instagram as a platform to voice that living more sustainably doesn’t have to sacrifice style/design and doesn’t have to be scary… The reality is we all can make small choices that can lead to a great impact on our world. I want to grant people the opportunity to try new habits with abundant grace and not feel like they have to fall into a stereotype when they care about the environment and people.”

TP: What advice do you have for people trying to gain a following for their Instagram account?

JB: “To not care about the numbers, but focus on pushing out things you truly love. I believe people on Instagram can tell when you are ‘trying too hard’ or not being yourself. Just focus on communicating what you love and what you think this world needs to hear/see. Having fun and being transparent are key to being successful.”

 

Lauren LeBouef (@lauren.lebouef)

Junior Communication Major

33k followers

 

The Point: What is your Instagram all about?

Lauren LeBouef: “Over the years it has been mainly about “Lifestyle, Beauty and Health” and a place where my life, passions and hobbies can come together.”

TP: Do you run your Instagram with a business-minded focus or just for fun?

LL: “I have recently started to brand myself through my Instagram account, I have noticed that having a brand mindset has helped me when it comes to working with various big named brands. My other favorite outlet to use is YouTube. It gives me the ability to be personable through video.”

TP: What advice do you have for people trying to gain a following for their Instagram account?

LL: “Be yourself! And have a main theme that people can come to your page for and know right away what you’re all about.”

 

Isaiah Knott (@isaiahknott)

Junior Media Communication Major

6.5k followers

 

The Point: What is your Instagram all about?

Isaiah Knott: “My Instagram is all about expressing who I am, whether it’s my style, my interests, or showing what I have done during the day. I like to keep my Instagram fun and hip to give people a little sneak peek of my own personality through my pictures, whether they know me or not. I am passionate about artistry, socialization, and creativity, which is exactly what I think my Instagram shows.

TP: What advice do you have for people trying to gain a following for their Instagram account?

IK: Be creative and show what you can offer. No one else has that power. Posting frequently also helps people get to know more about your page and how you change over time. Try new things. If you’re a creator, don’t be scared; be bold and creative. Take risks. Think outside of the box and love what you do. If you don’t love what you’re posting, why would others?

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