Change in direction

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!

I woke up a few moments before my alarm went off this morning and immediately got up. I usually doze or try to stay in bed for longer, but when I am creating content, every minute is needed.

Yesterday I tried to change the direction of my podcast, the inwils interval. I had thought of the idea, wrote the script, and recorded – well I did it all and was ready to publish. However this morning I had a change of direction.

As I went out on my morning walk, I started to think. I didn’t like the podcast episode I had created. I didn’t like the feel or the content. I kept trying to say to myself, you need to let it go and see what people think. But there was something very wrong in my head about it.

So after my walk, I scrapped it and started again.

The second attempt went better and I am quite pleased with the final product. Rather than going down the small content route, I’ve moved to share strategies that I use as a small streamer. I felt that I had a lot more to talk about this and actually got several more ideas for episodes as I wrote the script.  I’ve recorded it and felt good, so I am thinking I might be going in the right direction.

I also saw a post on Instagram that sort of related to my current thinking. It was talking about one of the topics I struggle with – my niche!

The post said “Your niche is not who you are but what you post about”

That really resounded with me as I certainly realised that my nice is not a small content creator, that is what I am – my niche is something completely different – what though/ I’m not sure.

I do need to add some images to these posts, and liven them up a bit 🙂

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