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 talk about this a lot and often share this positivity with other people in my stream or across social media platforms, but it is more difficult to take on the advice yourself.
As a small content creator, your sphere of work can be very limited. For the majority of the day I am sat in front of my computer typing or recording. Sometimes I might change location to record a reel or video but generally, I am alone in a room within my small four-room flat.
At this stage of my content-creating career, I am not spending time in video calls or meetings that require me to be connecting with people and this means that I am often left alone with my thoughts and doubts.
We all have doubts and need to work on our self-belief and confidence – if you think you don’t then I would wonder if you are being honest with yourself. But when I am working hard my thoughts can soon revert to their default state of being negative. This can be compounded when I am congratulating and engaging with other people’s fantastic content wondering how they have managed to get to where they are now and how far I am away from that point.
I know I need to stay positive about things and writing these small reflection blogs actually does help me achieve this. Reflection is a powerful tool to learn from and blog writing allows me to do this.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I am trying very hard to stay positive but sometimes it is difficult. During these times I need to push those negative thoughts out of my head and focus on the positive and think of all my community saying my mantra back to me.
“inwils, stay positive”