Being an entrepreneur, community leader, business owner, visionary, industry expert etc., is overwhelming and forces you to wear many hats. One of those hats includes being a digital content creator. We continuously hear that our business or brand will not thrive without a positive online reputation. Mentors recommend to mentees to take courses on ORM or online reputation management. Especially since COVID-19, businesses and brands had to pivot online just to survive. Thus, ORM is more imperative now than ever before.
Which social media platforms feel more authentic to you? I prefer IG above the rest. Yet, I consume content from YouTube the most. With so many options, we have to be true to ourselves and select the social media platforms that flow with our authentic selves during each leg of our journey. TikTok feels too inauthentic to me. FB is a mainstay. However, I want to grow by entering into new online territory, but I'm experiencing some fear. There are too many options and once I commit I have to work on my ORM on that new platform.
As we know fear and growth come together. Growth will not occur without facing fear. Thus, I am pondering which social media platform to add to my IG and FB accounts. Now that I have introduced the world to my artwork, I think Patreon is my new terrain.
Who has Patreon? Who is a follower of a creator on Patreon? I want to hear from you. I heard a creator share and I quote: "I would rather have 300 followers on Patreon than receive 10K likes on an IG post." Do you agree? This is a paradigm shift for me; however, I am contemplating the statement and becoming more conscious of my beliefs and practices regarding social media. My thoughts are provoked and interests piqued.
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