"Changing my outlook on community and niches ..."
I've been testing and developing this idea for a few weeks now. What is a niche and why should you care? I did not realize how important niches are until recently. My Instagram can attest to the importance of niches and subcultures(topic for another day). Changing my outlook on community and niches has kind of shaped the quality of my content. So... what is a niche?
S H O P T H E P O S T
I'm like "who dat?"
Let me confess something, I am someone who prefers to work alone. I often go a overboard with my attentiveness to detail, it's a virgo thing! I feel like if I want something done with the exact micro-details I want, I better do it myself(and I've also learned this from experience). So when people use words such as "community, 'girl gang', tribe, micro-subcultures" in the blogger realm, I'm like "who dat?".
Changing the narrative...
When I learned to let others in, this is when things started turning around. With Instagram being an ever changing platform, having a community of people who you can relate to and they can relate to you as well is a partial key to success. Like Gina Rodriguez said at Create & Cultivate "if home girl passes the bread to the next home girl, and she passes it to the next home girl, at the end of line, we all get to fucking eat.", and there's never been a more true statement. If I have resources that can help you reach where you're going, girl ask me, let me lift you up. So now, words like "community" don't make me uncomfortable anymore, and I want to be a resource.
connections that last...
You often hear people say "I've met some amazing people online", and this is absolutely possible. For starter's believe it or not, as a blogger most of us run in the same circles of people. It's so easy to spark a conversation with someone, a little "omg, that looks delicious!" can be the start of a friendship that will last a lifetime. If you see something you like, let the person know, that goes a long way!