WHO IS MARCELLA?
Marcella Landreth currently liveS in Ellettsville, Indiana. Her passion for home decor is rooted in her appreciation for showcasing what she loves. Marcella says, “I am older in age, but I don’t let that define my ability to use and grow on Instagram.” When starting @therealmlandreth59, one of her goals was to inspire others that age is just a number and you can do anything you set your heart out for at anytime. On her page, she shares not only her home, but thousands of others’ homes as well. One of the main things that she loves doing is decorating for Christmas! This passion landed Marcella to be featured on large publications such as HGTV. Being from a small town in Indiana, Marcella thinks it’s really cool to see her page reaching thousands of people all across the world. She wants to leave you with one reminder, NEVER let your age, disability, unknowingness or lack of experience hold you back in life from a goal that you have.
WHAT LED MARCELLA TO INSTAGRAM AND TO STARTING HER OWN INSPIRATIONAL PAGE?
When Marcella started her Instagram, she would occasionally share things from her own home, not knowing it would turn into anything. On Christmas one year, she thought she would share some of her Christmas trees she decorates every year. After doing this, her account started growing so fast! She then started sharing other accounts, and has been sharing inspiration photos ever since. Though she likes to share bigger IG accounts, she absolutely love sharing smaller accounts too because she wants to help them grow! It puts a smile on her face knowing that she is helping others grow through her account. It’s a good way to give back to the community!
WHERE DOES MARCELLA FIND THE AMAZING ACCOUNTS SHE SHARES?
Though Marcella finds accounts herself to share, lots of people send her pictures over DM and email as well. Marcella admits she only likes to share pictures and accounts that are genuine and send high quality pictures. Marcella says it’s so easy to find things to share when Christmas and the holidays roll around because there’s so much content out there. Christmas is Marcella’s favorite! Unfortunately, Marcella’s home is currently being remodeled so she is unable to decorate for Christmas this year!
As far as what to share and when, Marcella normally goes with the flow and if something really inspires her, she will share it (asking for permission first of course). If she sees an amazing home or christmas tree that she loves, she wants others to see it as well!
HOW WAS MARCELLA FEATURED ON HGTV?
When HGTV contacted Marcella, she couldn’t believe it at first – she was shocked! So, before replying to their message, she did lots of research to make sure it was the real deal! After responding back, Marcella and HGTV chatted on the phone a few times and emailed back and forth. Marcella was so curious as to how HGTV found her page out of all pages on IG, and the lady who reached out told her she had been searching for new accounts to reach out to for an upcoming article and ran across her own granddaughter’s Christmas tree on Marcella’s page. Everything sure does happen for a reason! This was one of the best opportunities she’s ever had!
HOW LONG HAS MARCELLA HAD HER INSPIRATIONAL PAGE AND WHAT HAS SHE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY?
Marcella has had her page for 3 years now. Her number one tip that she wants everyone to know is to BE YOURSELF and don’t try to copy others. If you get ideas from someone else, always make sure to credit them. Give people credit where credit is due because you will get called out on it! Even if you find a photo on Pinterest, it does belong to someone, so always make the credit visible to your audience.
If people are wanting to start their own account on social media, Marcella wants them to know that it takes alot of time and alot of effort. She says it’s good to know that before starting so you aren’t shocked when you’re working all the time!
HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DOES MARCELLA POST?
During the holidays, Marcella posts anywhere from 1-4 times a day, which is a lot! Not only does she post, she also tries to respond to everyone who reaches out through comments and DMs and admits that gets super hard to do when there are so many people.
SINCE MARCELLA HAS BATTLED THROUGH COVID, WHAT IS HER BEST ADVICE FOR PEOPLE NOT TO IT?
It’s pretty simple, wear a mask. Even if it seems inconvenient, just wear it. Marcella admits she didn’t wear her mask one time and one time only, and that’s when she was exposed. Marcella and her family didn’t do Thanksgiving this year like they normally do, and they also aren’t going to do Christmas which is so unfortunate, but necessary! Keep your distance, wash your hands, and pray we get through the next few months because it is just going to get worse. Respect others and put others before yourself. Also, if you have the antibodies and can donate plasma, PLEASE donate! Marcella is pretty sure that is what saved her life.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND MARCELLA?
If you want to be featured, DM Marcella on Instagram OR email her at firstname.lastname@example.org