Have you ever felt like your hard work and dedication go unnoticed in the vast world of numbers and metrics? Well, you're not alone. In this blog I want to shed some light on your unseen efforts and why it is absolutely valid for you to feel a sense of fulfillment, even when those numbers don't reflect it. Sound good? Great! Let's do this.
1. The Number of Followers vs. Your Priceless Time and Effort
Okay, let's get real for a moment. We've all been there, eagerly checking our follower count, hoping for that magical boost. But here's the deal: your worth extends far beyond those digits. Think about all the time and effort you pour into creating content that truly matters to you and your audience. Late nights, early mornings, countless edits—you've given it your all. Take a moment to appreciate the journey and the incredible work you're putting out there.
2. One Viral Post vs Hundreds of Non-viral posts
Ah, the elusive viral post. It's appealing, right? But guess what? Even if you haven't hit that viral jackpot (yet), it doesn't diminish the value of your journey. Every single piece of content you've created, whether it received a million likes or just a handful, has contributed to your growth as a creator. It's the ups, downs, and everything in between that make you, You. So, let’s try to embrace the posts that failed(just in numbers) along with the posts that performed well in numbers. It’s all part of the learning.
3. Success and popularity vs Trolls, missed opportunities, and criticism
Let's Handle the Critics! It’s something we all face—criticism. It stings, it hurts, and it can make you doubt yourself. I feel you. But here's the deal: your authenticity and genuine connection with your audience hold so much more power than negativity. Embrace the constructive feedback that helps you grow, but remember to block out the noise from the haters and trolls. I know it’s easier said than done. But hey, if we keep trying to not let the hate affect us, we will get better right? That’s the goal. To do Better than yesterday. Take good care of your mental health because it’s only the beginning and you got more things to achieve on your way.
4. Money vs a great deal of time and energy spent creating quality content
Let's talk about that big green elephant in the room—money. Sure, earning an income from your passion is a dream come true. But let's not forget the countless hours you spend perfecting your content, the late nights brainstorming ideas, and the energy you pour into every creation. You're not just in it for the money; you're driven by passion, creativity, and the desire to make a difference. Your work holds immeasurable value, regardless of the digits in your bank account. But when you get good compensation for your work, you totally deserve it no matter what people who don’t know about your journey and the struggles say.
I hope you feel the love and validation you deserve after our little heart-to-heart. Your journey is unique, and the world needs your creative spirit. Remember, your worth is not defined solely by the numbers game. Celebrate your unique journey, support your fellow creators, and find validation in the connections you make and the impact you have on individuals. You're making a difference, one piece of content at a time. Together, we can redefine success and create a space where every content creator feels valued and cherished.
And hey, if you ever need a cheerleader, I'm here rooting for you. You've got this!