Both my body and mind have been temporarily drained. I have just returned from a scheduled workout session. Boy, was it tough. But was it necessary? Yes, absolutely. What was it about? Nope, it was not exercised out in the gym, it had to do with managing my finances better. Since a lot of my work is being published on social media platforms, one of the recommendations I received was to push for more followers for Instagram marketing and promotional purposes. I share with you now five of the exercises I was introduced to as well.
The first exercise I was introduced to was this one. I had to write descriptive captions to go with my pictures. It’s something I could sink my teeth into. I might not be very good at it right now but I really like writing. I enjoy the tricky idea of keeping narratives to a minimum. And then giving justice to the old saying that a ‘picture is worth a thousand words’.
Next up, I had to become more active in the arena of interacting with leading influencers in my neck of the woods. The third exercise I had to start putting into practice is purely administrative. I have to do a whole lot of editing work.
Fourthly, I had to take another look at how my platform’s settings were currently configured. This can be likened to regular chores around the house. See how quickly it all goes to rack and ruin when you neglect it.
Finally, and this one I like, I had to work at it in trying to come up with a uniquely recognizable and visual style. What I like about this exercise is that I get to spend some time away from my own platform. Go someplace inspirational where I can do a little mind-bending. And then I can have that ‘aha’ moment. But then the hard work begins. Not quite back to the drawing board. More like back to the net.
Not quite copying what the leading influencers have done and used, but taking a page out of their manual that seem to work so well. One of the best ways to learn is to up the ante as a follower yourself. While you’re paying your respects as a follower, you get to ask the tricky questions. Just how did you do this, my good sir. I really would like to know. Don’t be shy. No-one’s going to think you’re silly when you pepper them with questions.
In fact, you might just inspire them to have what I now like to call those ‘glad you asked’ moments. Hard work, I tell you, but there you go. I believe it can be done. And I’m not afraid of hard work. Are you? Thought not. Well then, get to work. See how you do. Maybe in the future, if we are on the same platform, we could share some notes. How about that then? Good luck, and enjoy your work.