Alone at the top

These are very short reflective blog posts. Please don’t worry about anything I say in these. I hope they provide you with some background on what goes on behind the camera!

After a tough day earlier in the month, I started one of my early morning routines of scrolling through Instagram.

I do sometimes believe in fate. There are some strange things that happen in my life that I think, if you are open to them, can actually support. I’ll tell you about my strangeness about numbers later on!

While scrolling through the stories and reels I came across someone who was talking about multi-passionate people. If you are not aware, one piece of advice that comes up in any influencer’s growth strategy is the process of ‘niche down. Basically, this is focusing all your IG posts and reels on one area – the area or topic that you want to be known for. Initially, I had thought about being a productive person, but I found it so hard to target this area consistently. I also enjoy live streaming and trying to stay positive and of course, RPG systems. I felt that I didn’t have the expertise to focus completely on one niche and this was what was causing my crash and burn issue earlier.

So, while watching the IG content, I came across a post that was talking about multi-passionate people. Basically, these were people like me who had a number of passions and who felt could not niche down. The person was basically saying that multi-passionate people are another group of content creators who exist and that being multi-passionate is fine! You might not grow at fast, and all the content might not be applicable to all your followers, but they know this when they follow.

This gave me some hope! I think I am one of these multi-passionate people. In a way, that is what makes me, me. I am not a master of one element, I am mediocre in a number of areas. I’m happy about that and maybe it will help me move forward.

Before we go – numbers. When I look at clock times I tend to see palindromes or some other sort of pattern. I know that I probably look at the time and only acknowledge it when I do see palindromes or patterns like 1234 but I thought it was interesting. Well now that I have committed it to type, it probably comes across as I am some sort of crackpot!

All the best – inwils!

Please do not mistake or worried about this week’s title for the exclusive blog post! I’m fine and nothing is wrong. I was just feeling a little bit isolated and wanted to share the reflection with you as my supporters.

Creating content is a very solitary process. I have never realised this while watching other people’s content. From the outside it looks like everyone is having a fantastic time, smiling and laughing and recording it for the world to see.

The reality is that you smile a lot while on camera and then spend a huge amount of time with gritted teeth. Once the lights are off and you are sitting there editing the world is completely different. Not only does the mood change but you are required to keep yourself motivated and passionate to the end. Sometimes you want to reach out and ask, how am I doing? or what do you all think? but I’m not sure that is what content creators do. I have moved away from asking people, what should I do? in favour of trying to decide for myself and taking responsibility for what and when I create.

Best Pan Lid EVER!

Preamble In last month’s post on Perfect Poached Eggs you caught a glimpse of my favourite pan lid ever! I have to admit that some people did ask me about it (well just my mum 😁) so I thought I would write a recommendation post about it so you could all appreciate how great it…

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I have spent the weekend streaming. I really enjoy it and love interacting with the community and having such a fun time. In fact, I often don’t realise where time goes. But when I finish there is quite a downer as I almost come back to reality. It is like everyone that you have been interacting which leaves the party and you are left by yourself.

This is when I have to really push myself and focus on the job I really want to do. Working for myself and creating content. I actually spoke a lot about this in this month’s inwils interval, if you want to hear more. I promise it’s not a complaining podcast.

Writing this has actually helped me focus back on the things I want to do so thank you for listening 🙂

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