I want to start this post by saying I AM NOT a beer expert or an “influencer.” I am just a girl who enjoys beer, who likes to share pictures of what I am drinking or where I am drinking, and I love to connect with others in the craft beer community. I started my beer Instagram account only because I didn’t want to keep posting beer on my personal account. I wanted a spot where all my beer adventures could go, and in turn, I could hopefully connect with others who have the same passion as me.
I started my account towards the middle of 2018. I can still remember sitting at the Downtown Orlando WOB and telling my husband I wanted a spot to share all my beer pictures. It was right then and there I made the account. I honestly didn’t put too much thought into my handle. I’m a girl who loves to “meet” beer. (I’m also a girl who grew up in the 90s and loved watching Boy Meets World). I made my page at WOB but shared my first picture from my home while enjoying a beer by my pool
My page steadily grew in followers, but then something happened that made me stop sharing (at least frequently) for a bit. I found out in the summer of 2018 I was pregnant. Obviously, I quit drinking and in turn quit posting to my page as frequently as I once was. Sure, every now and then I would post a quick picture of a brewery I was visiting with some friends or a shot of what my husband was enjoying, but I just didn’t have the energy to post or interact with people daily.
My son was born in February of 2019, and I quickly began to become more active on my page. I was able to enjoy beer again, I had new breweries to explore, and I missed my beer community. Those things all motivated me to well, drink up!
To be clear, this is just a hobby for me. I know some people make this (or try to) their full-time job. I work full time already, and I am a mother to a toddler. Life is too crazy for me to devote more time than I already am to my page. As of now I have a little over 10k followers and people often ask me what I have done to gain so many followers, so I figured I would share some tips on what has worked for me. Stay tuned for part two!