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Doing my own thing

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!

During my annual leave from work this year I have definitely been on a journey. One of my weaknesses in life is that I always think that my own ideas have no self-worth so I am constantly looking at how other people are doing things in order to copy and have their success.

I have changed my workflow and content creation several times. I have changed profiles, captions, and even the structure of videos and shorts. I have made so many changes that I was actually feeling down and negative about the content I was providing.

My Instagram feed is full of influencers telling me how to gain more followers and improve my retention and extend my reach. They have told me to niche down, to focus and to share several stories, posts and reels a day! Although I might be able to achieve this, I felt that I was not comfortable with this. I had a lot of ideas about what I wanted to post about but with this new workflow these ideas were not acceptable and so I was spending long hours trying to think about new ideas and failing.

And that was when it hit me – again!

I’m not an influencer or a social media entrepreneur or even a small business. What and who I am is quite unique. As one person once commented about my playing style in MMOs, I am unorthodox in my approach. But, despite this, I have had some success.

Therefore, after wasting a HUGE amount of time trying to be something or someone else, I have reverted to being just me and continuing with my way of doing things.

I might not achieve global success or end up with a worldwide reach but I will be doing what I enjoy doing and will be reaching out to the people who I want to be part of our community.

Next time I am going to remind myself of this much earlier on! It will certainly save a multitude of sleepless nights and complete mind blocks!

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