Shift focus

I have been thinking a lot about the instagram algorithm. and how supposedly it only shows my post to ten percent of my followers. I get annoyed when the ten percent of those followers don’t engage with my post. so I want to try to get them to engage, so that it boost my post.

I need to shift focus. I should start concentrating on looking for new followers. so that those would be in my ten percent and hopefully engage.

Stop flipping concentrating on people that aren’t gonna change how they use insta. But find new people that hopefully do engage.

Reciprocal 

I worry that I only have followers because I follow people back. And I know that for some followers of mine, that is the case. Its getting to the point that when I don’t post something superman related on twitter, ill check my follower count throughout the day to see how much it dropped. I really don’t like feeling like this at all. As far as instagram goes, I know people see my stuff but just lurk. The thing that hurts is that I know its people that follow me and that I follow back. I would like to think its because I follow a lot of creatives, and they follow me. But I use instagram to support EVERYONE I follow. I don’t scroll without at least giving a like. So when it isnt reciprocated it kinda hurts my feelings.


This is why I have to learn to start having zero expectations of how other people act. I know not everyone is like me. I know people follow me just to lurk, or just to see what I’m doing. With no intention of ever liking anything. Heck I can tell more people share and save my post than actually comment on it. So I know people see it. That is why today I am going to clean out instagram and fb of all the people I follow and that follow back. Because I am scared that they will just leave. And Im sure they will. But I would rather follow people of the same likemindedness as me, than not. Also, need to look for the actually people who aren’t creatives, and just like what im doing in general, without expecting a follow back in return. Thats the hard part, because I have to keep believing that my end game down the line will work out, and have to trust the process of the long game, and not the follow to unfollow and social media games people play. 


Learning to be sincere from here on out, if I don’t want to see someones content, I won’t follow, regardless if they follow me. I can’t keep basing my fans to a just people who are only following me cause I follow them back. And here is where im going to actually start getting tested.


The hunt for people who actually like me for me, starts now.

Epiphany

All this time I was trying to get big companies to notice me so I can be an ambassador or a influencer for them. But instead of thinking that way, I need to document all the companies I do use. and then once I actually get “big enough” they will seek me out. spending time and plotting how to get them to notice me is a waste of time. Instead, I just need to work on building a following, then the companies will come.

Taking it slow

I have had this idea in my head that I need to move so fast toward my “finish line” Trying to take it a bit slower for the next 6 months here in Montana. Today was a great start. made myself spend an hour in the gym. did my hair. went to go get measured for a new suit.

I have to realize that I have more time than I think I do, take it slow and not treat the finish line like a race to see how fast I can get there. but to try and enjoy the process along the way.