To share or not to share?
- “Don’t share controversial topics. You will lose followers. Keep your platform a positive place.”
- “Keep sharing because people need to wake up and the followers you lose bring you that much closer to your real tribe”.
I’ve heard it all.
What a mind f*ck it is to be on social media, especially right now during this pandemic. Stay silent and pretend like everything is okay? Or share things and then get censored on instagram, facebook and/or youtube? Or get awful messages calling me horrible things? I could just share happy hormone posts in order to protect my business and keep a “positive platform”, or I could venture off a little and share things that may make some people uncomfortable (even though doing this makes me lose followers), but at least they are MY TRUTH. Not everyone will like it. But maybe some people could relate to what I share. Maybe I would feel a little less alone…
The thing is, I see all sides of this. I don’t think there is a right way but I do think its important to share your truth. I battle with protecting my business and trying to grow my following while also staying true to myself and not being a cookie cutter blogger who only shares the good stuff. Eye roll.
I also feel like if you are struggling to survive and get through the day, its totally okay to not listen to anything that is happening in the world right now and just want to avoid it all. Some people are just getting by and that’s okay. I’ve done all of the above. There is no right or wrong way.
Something else I’m struggling with is wondering what am I even doing anymore? Do I still want to be a vegan blogger? I’ve worked so hard on keeping my blog alive and now on writing my second book… but with what feels like not a lot to show for it (and not very much money… says every author haha). I can’t think about it because it immediately brings me to tears. I know the opportunity lies in the aftermath of the book and authors nowadays don’t write books to make money necessarily, but rather to have something to bring them to the next level and share with the world. I think what I’m trying to say is, my creativity has been totally tapped out and my brain… completely fried. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m very happy and thankful my first book has helped a number of women. And very excited to get this cookbook out and into your kitchens!
I can’t wait to focus on making a course or starting a period coaching program, being more interactive with you guys, and putting my books to use! This is what is missing from my life. A community that I actually have time to interact with. I feel like I haven’t had one second to breathe since 2018 and it all stems down to how much writing two books back to back has taken out of me.
So you guys, I’m not giving up. It’s been 6 years of working for myself and not one second has been easy. I still believe I have a bigger purpose. I must continue, even if I don’t know how or in what direction I’m going. I’m thinking about all of you. This may seem like a confusing blog post, but it’s one that needed to be written for my sanity.