the influencer game

If your question is ‘where have you been over the last week‘, you could probably find your answer on my social media. Hannah the Influenza I mean, Influencer is tired. I don’t think I’m built to do late-night events over an extended period of time anymore – is this a sign I’m getting old, or just over it?

It’s been an okay week, despite the whole Monday monsoon blues. I almost miss the rain, but I’m pretty sure my white shoes don’t. Everyone seems to be getting ill – whether it’s chatter about a mumps outbreak or just a viral flu being passed around. I’d crack a joke about how I’m always (mentally) ill, but that might be in poor taste.

One of the reasons I started writing on this site is because I needed somewhere that wasn’t Twitter – because how could I compress all my rambling into 280 characters – to write personal things. By personal, I mean the essays that I can’t exactly write for work. With working as a writer, you’d think I’d be sick of writing but I just need to write things for myself. At least, before my brain drains itself of any and all creative juices and I forget how to write things that aren’t listicles. All in all, this site is less for other people and more for me. If you happen to read this and resonate, then hey. That’s great.

Speaking of social media and influencer life, I finally got around to a) activating my Facebook page and b) converting my Instagram profile to a business profile. It now says ‘public figure’. I’m slightly amused. I’m doing this because I may or may not be slightly obsessed with analytics and it’s actually fun checking impression, views, and where my follower count seems to be from. If you haven’t already, give me a like/follow. Validation is nice.

Whatever it is, in the influencer world of personal branding and millennial things – I know personal branding. I mean, I live and breathe it. Thanks mom. While this might be an exercise in marketing, I did make a promise to myself that I’d only put up content that was honest and real. It sounds fake, but really – I have good days and bad days. I don’t expect things to be sunshine and rainbows all the time. I mean, I write about mental health and have a mental disorder myself – it would be unrealistic to have a bias towards whatever content I post during a swing, whether up or down.

Should I start putting up more informative content? I feel like blogs are pretty much dead and I don’t know if I’m really a blogger in the traditional sense of the word.

Thoughts in the comments, validate my fluctuating narcissism by following me on any of my social media profiles.

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