The times they are a-changin. It’s what is happening in the blogger world and has been for quite some time. The pandemic changed how companies wanted to get their product/service/idea out there. And since I had my little crisis for the last few years, I only vaguely noticed how things were changing. So, the question is to be direct: where do we go from here?
So here I’ve been in 2023, trying to gather myself and get paid work. And I was mostly getting ignored while I did. Which, let’s be honest, didn’t help my motivation or courage to keep moving forward. Today, after some crying and being mad, I decided I would do my best to move forward. I can’t lose Angie’s Angle, but I must learn to bend new ways simultaneously.
Where Do Go From Here? Time to be Direct and Honest
You might be asking, how have things changed? Writing a story doesn’t seem to be the jam anymore. However, it will always be my jam. Videos, videos for the company alone, and affiliates are the main recipes.
While I like affiliates and try to use them, no one seems to buy from me. I will never be one to push products, ever. I will always share how it comes naturally. And being a pushy saleswoman is not what I signed up for. Affiliate links will be shared in a story or a quick share on my social media. This will likely become an even more significant part of Angie’s Angle.
Videos. I am starting to like them more, but they still aren’t something I am 100% comfortable with. I will dabble here and there. At the same time, I am trying my best to showcase what I can do for companies. It’s a bit easier now with Lily. Different ways to video and tell stories. It’ll be something I’ll start working on more this Fall.
As for Angie’s Angle, the blog
I will be telling more stories. I decided the best way to try and put my best forward is to tell my stories. Hopefully, companies will still want me to help tell their stories, but I have to keep doing this for me. With stories come views, and hopefully, a few sponsored things come my way because I did get a few this year, just not many.
I have one more story to tell, and after that, I don’t plan to focus until Fall. We have a couple more things that will leave me little time on the computer. So, I figured putting myself out there in the Fall would be my best recipe.
The plan is to keep moving forward and tell our life. Tell my stories. Keep sharing. Keep learning.
To be direct – With your help, I can pick myself back up some, with a little courage and wishes.