Becoming successful on an organic basis has definitely become a struggle. Even though there are more social media platforms than I can count, the ability to advertise your work and endless amounts of opportunities around every corner, it's becoming increasingly harder to stand out and build a supportive following. While I've definitely been guilty of 'spamming' in the past to promote my content and to gain people's attention, I quickly learned I didn't enjoy the like4like, follow4follow, comment4comment attitude I was confronted with in return. Even though I have nothing against groups that are intentionally created for exactly those purposes, I'm finding it hard to find my place online. I've made it a point to be consistent, improve my content, be the best blogger I can be, but being faced with creators utilising spam bots, buying followers and going on like4like sprees, on a daily basis, can definitely be discouraging. I know that promoting my content should be my number one priority but for me this takes away from the fun of creating content in the first place. Because I suck at being supportive of other bloggers, in a way, and don't participate in social media threads, blogger events or twitter chats, I decided to put my audience first. While it is working, replying to comments within 24h, always responding to private messages, be insanely active on my Snapchat, show my personality and give people a chance to connect with me, progress is slow, really slow.
Want to know what I do with my life besides blogging? Take a look on my Youtube, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat all at joliennathalie! I host self care parties, tour my house, cook, declutter and show exclusive behind the scenes footage! You're welcome ;)