Focus, Nicole. Focus!

 

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Okay, so right now my brain is going in 50 different directions all at the same time and I can’t keep up! I need focus!

Focus.

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my platforms lately. How can I make this better? What am I doing wrong? How can I bring in more people? I felt like I was missing something, but wasn’t sure what direction to go.

So, I sought some advice from the super lovely @Bisky_Scribbles, who suggested I need to narrow my focus because I was stretched too thin. While this conversation took place weeks ago, it was something that stayed on my mind and something I gave much consideration to. I gave it a lot of thought, wondering what exactly I could do.

Ultimately, I knew Bisky was right. I was doing way too much; I was all over the place, and in the end that resulted in a shitty product (yeah, yeah language sorry).

So I have decided I want to focus mostly on making Youtube vids and vlogs. I feel like I’ve finally found a niche I can wiggle my way into with my #WriterProblems videos (posted every Wednesday). Whether this is true or not, who knows, but I feel it’s right for me and that is what is important. I’m not claiming that because I found this “niche” that I think that’s going to send me to stardom or anything crazy like that (simmer down kiddos), but I think I can get the biggest audience there and whether or not that’s true we don’t know yet and we won’t know for a long time because audiences take a long time to build, but I feel like it’s finally right.

I have so many video ideas that I can’t even contain them. They all want out and they want out right now. As soon as I write one down, a new idea pops into my head, and I have to write that one down too. I’m still very much an amateur when it comes to filming and editing videos, but there is always room for growth in anything we do, so yes: I will make mistakes, I will get flamed, I will suck and at times hate myself and my work, but one day I will look back at my first videos and realize how far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown. It’s just a new adventure with a lot of learning ahead, and I’m all for crazy times, so bring it on :)

I will still, of course, be writing (always my main priority) and on twitter (@TheNicole_C), but my writing blogs will come fewer and fewer with more time in between. I’m not totally abandoning the website, I’ll still pop in from time to time, but it is not my main focus anymore. I don’t know where this will take me, or even if it’s a wise platforming option, but I just feel like I need to test the waters. I feel like it’s right, so I’m gonna do it.

I’m not sure if this is what Bisky meant when she gave me her awesome advice, but it’s what I took from it, so thank you Bisky for helping me see what I needed to do :)

 

Nicole Michelle

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