"Have courage and be kind."
This simple yet powerful quote perfectly embodies the spirit of influencer Dee aka @shhh.thisisalibrary. Through her bookstagram account, Dee has created a space for book lovers to escape reality and immerse themselves in the world of literature. But her journey towards creating this space wasn't without its challenges.
Dee discovered her love for reading at a young age and found solace in the pages of books. As she grew older, she wanted to share her passion for reading with others but didn't want to be a bother to those who weren't interested in books. That's when she decided to start a bookstagram account - a digital diary where she could share her love for books without fear of judgment.
But being an influencer comes with its fair share of criticism and negativity. Dee knew she had to maintain a positive mindset and keep her feed full of happiness and positivity despite the occasional negative comment.
Through her bookstagram account, Dee has not only found a way to share her love for books but also, to express her creativity. She has started an Etsy shop where she sells bookmarks, started painting book edges for fun, and even Reps for a few brands.
Apart from being an influencer, Dee is also a soul searcher. She believes in the power of disconnecting from technology and immersing oneself in nature. She recommends Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros as the perfect companion for anyone venturing on a solo backpacking trip.
As someone who has faced her fair share of challenges and criticism, Dee has some valuable advice to offer to her followers. She urges them to not get caught up in the numbers game and to remember why they started their accounts in the first place. She believes the key to staying motivated is to have fun creating and engaging with the community.
In a world where negativity is all too common, influencers like Dee are a breath of fresh air. They not only share their passion with their followers but also, inspire them to be their best selves. So next time you're feeling down, remember Dee's quote - "Have courage and be kind."