New year eve fireworks

New year? new ideas?

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!

Despite what you might think – I have two new years each year!

Working in education for most of my life I have worked within the constraints of the academic year. This essentially starts in September and finishes in July. August is the month for vacations and, for me, trying to keep cool and avoid the heat before autumn returns.

At the start of September, I always like to reflect and identify what I have learnt during the summer vacation. If you have read the other short posts you will be aware that I have made several changes this summer, some probably not for the best! The most important thing I have learnt this summer is ‘be yourself inwils’. There is a quote that I like that says – “Comparison always leads to disappointment” and I think this is definitely true! Be me, do things how I do them and see what happens. You are learning from your experiences. Only ever compare yourself with yourself!

As I return back to work after a month off, I also need to adjust what is happening in my content creation. the danger is always that you create a workflow or a content creation posting schedule that you can’t possibly maintain when you return to work. I have learnt this the hard way in the past and have tried to maintain consistency with my content schedule over the vacation rather than increasing it to a schedule that would be unachievable.

One thing I am toying with at the moment is whether these written posts are actually too long. I am wondering whether they need to be shorter or have an audio version added to them in order to read and/or listen to them.

I do enjoy writing them and feel that I am connecting to you my supporters on a personal level. So they will continue but might change their format.

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