It’s been about two months I haven’t posted anything on my blog. I could probably go into reasons mixed with feelings of guilt but instead I’d just like to write down what I’ve been up to. This is mainly because after I’ve overcome anxiety, my point of view on life has shifted and I suppose this blog will reflect that. Here are some things that I’ve been up to, have on mind or just want to share with you.
1. Doing Webinars For Mums
Early this year, I’ve started doing webinars dedicated to mums. I have acquired a small group of mums over the past two years. They were mostly interested in writing a blog or starting their Instagram profile, and I was happy to set them up for the road. I did a couple of free webinars but the group turned out to be too small to do it live. Perhaps I should make recordings? Suggestions welcome.
2. Discovering How Anxiety Impacts Us All
After I overcame anxiety at the end of the last year, I became comfortable to talk about it. When I started doing that, I realised there are far more people dealing with anxiety than I ever thought. And that everyone who blogs or does social media and spends a lot of time online in general, faces anxiety to a lesser or bigger degree. I’m thinking of doing more public speaking on this topic, as nobody seems to be tackling anxiety in the context of social media, or, at least I haven’t come across anyone yet.
3. Speaking To Social Media Influencers
In the past two months I’ve been speaking to a good number of social media influencers and how they’re building their profiles as well as monetise the content. One pattern I see with influencers is that it requires a lot of persistence, creativity and skills to produce big amounts of content. The good news, however, is that today you don’t have to have over 10,000 followers to win the popularity game. The game has changed to authenticity and real followers, which makes me wonder – shouldn’t that have been always that way?
4. Thinking Of A New Blog Post Formats
I see myself being somewhere in the middle of this – the anxiety and the influencers and the mums – and that I’m beginning to be more and more interested in writing about how these groups of people use social media, what are their habits, and how they make the online world work with the offline world. It’s undeniable that social media isn’t going away anytime soon (despite the big Facebook data breach) and I’m interested to see where it brings us.
5. Updating My Social Profiles
Another thing that I’ve been working on has been updating my social media profiles. I’ve decided to move forward with my career and looking into opportunities to work with companies, do public speaking, and publish more books. I have been asking for testimonials and I’m hoping to start pitching new opportunities very soon. If you’d like to connect with me on LinkedIn, don’t hesitate to do that.
6. Working My Butt Off On Preparing Course Materials
I don’t remember a time when I was so absorbed in updating all the slides and course materials but I had a pretty intense two weeks of doing that. Perhaps it’s the idea that I want to expand my career and I care about the results more than ever before that drives me to keep a very high standard. So far this has proven to be valuable and last week I got testimonials that were beyond what I expected. Here’s what one of them said:
“I loved it [the Social Media Marketing course]! I’m recommending it to all my friends who study communication, journalism and marketing! I even have friends from Brazil considering coming here [to London] to do the course!”
I’m very thankful and humbled by this praise.
7. Preparing For An Instagram & Blog Course In Prague
Finally, I’m coming to Prague for three days where I’m planning to spend some time off as well as do two evening courses. Check out the Instagram course and the course about blogging (page is in Czech). If you live in Prague, it’s a great opportunity for you to sign up as this is likely a one-time-a-year experience. I hope to see you there!