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!
One thing that I have stopped doing is looking at the analytics for my content. Whenever I used to post something or even do a live stream I would be looking at the data related to it to see how successful it had been and then I took it as meaning progress for myself.
For a while now I have started to try and avoid looking at this data. This was mainly because I really interact negatively with this at times and it can change my whole mindset if I am not careful. I want to measure my progression but focus more on quality rather than quantity. What this means is that I like to compare myself to myself.
Looking back over the year so far I focus on what I am doing differently from the beginning of the year (when I went part-time at work) to this point. Initially, there might not appear to be much of a difference but for me, I feel that I am engaging much more with the process of creating content and actually providing some ‘value’ with the things I am creating.
This theme of value has definitely run through everything that I am doing at the moment. If you are reading these short blog posts then you will hopefully see how being a supporter on any of the platforms you are getting something more than what you might have got before. I know that a few short blog posts might not be that much more, but it is something 🙂
I think that most of my processes have also improved as have my skills. I am becoming able to focus more on my content creation days which means I get a lot more done. Before I just sat watching YouTube videos or box sets instead of creating content. I am constantly looking to develop and increase my knowledge and understanding of platforms such as Instagram and to learn new skills that will make an impact on the overall quality of my content. I am learning so much more about Premiere Pro and Audition that I didn’t know before!
So, although my numbers might not be increasing that rapidly, I am making very good progress at the moment and I hope to continue to do so in the future – this is definitely something that I really love to do – I just need to make it in the field of numerous other people now!