Interview: Sam & Amanda Ciurdar
Sam and Amanda Ciurdar are a husband and wife team of creatives living in Southern California. Sam is a full time filmmaker and freelance photographer. Both have built stunning Instagram feeds and together they launched an adventure themed Instagram account that curates some really incredible work for a great cause.
“There isn’t any rivalry at all. We are constantly supporting, challenging, and encouraging each other. It really helps me be better.”
“… the main reason for this account was to inspire every single person to get off the couch and get outside.”
“Wow… I mean, traveling has changed every aspect of my marriage and who I am.”
“Being YOU is something people will want to follow.”
What advice do you have for someone starting an online community or trying to grow their own personal following?
Amanda – Be cohesive. If you’re serious about a following, you have to be consistent with your posts, which can be very hard to maintain at times! If you post 4 beautiful landscapes and then a selfie of you at the mall, you’re going to confuse your audience. Who do you want to be? What story do you want to tell? Put yourself in your feed, talk about your life, create something people want to follow. Being YOU will be something people want to follow.