Content creating is fun for me. I enjoy publishing blogposts on Fashion and Style Police and videos on my YouTube Channel. I also enjoy regularly updating my social media pages. It is not a chore for me. It doesn’t feel like a job sometimes. I enjoyed creating content on the web long before I took it up as a career. When it comes to content creating, to stand out from the saturated market, you have to build your own identity. What does that even mean? It means you being unique; bringing something new to the table.
Here are 4 ways you can go about building your own identity as a content creator.
Many people never really start because they are afraid of failing or people laughing at them. I rather try and fail, than to not try at all because I will keep wondering what would have happened if I had just started. As for people laughing, let them laugh. If you keep at it and keep improving as you go along, they won’t be laughing for long. You may be laughing all the way to the bank instead.
To succeed as a content creator, you have to be yourself, everyone else is taken. You need to write about articles that resonate with you and those you have good knowledge about. So don’t blog about beauty and fashion, if you have no clue on how to properly apply makeup or put an outfit together. Don’t vlog about gaming, just because it is trendy on YouTube, if you have no real interest in it. It may take sometime but then the cracks will start to show and then you will have no creative content to publish.
Being yourself will help you thrive and you will find your own people that would love to read or watch whatever you create.
Don’t force creativity
Creativity is smashing together two ideas that have never been connected. It is not talent. It is a way of operating. Creativity is intelligence having fun. I got these definitions from a book I am currently reading – FLEX: The Modern Woman’s Handbook by Annie Auerbach and it explains the concept of creativity perfectly. Being creative should come naturally. It is not something you should have to force. If you have to force yourself to come up with blog posts and video content, then you are probably in the wrong job/hobby.
Follow your passions
You should follow your passions all the time. It is easy to tell when someone enjoys what they do. It literally shows on their faces, in the quality of content they produce and in their writing tone. If you want to succeed as a content creator, follow your passions and create content in line with your passions. That way everything you do will flow naturally.
What do you think of these tips? Have you read FLEX: The Modern Woman’s Handbook by Annie Auerbach? Do you struggler’s with being your authentic self as a content creator? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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I agree – being yourself is so important. Authenticity is absolutely key and has been a big part of how I built my personal brand.
Yes it is. Thanks for reading.
great advice here. Being yourself is the main thing and staying true to that too!
Yes it is. Thanks Laura.
Very useful post, can be hard to keep the focus on you and your content when there is so much out there. Good to stay true to you.
Yes it is. Thanks Rachel.
Grest advice. There’s no need to conform to a standard. Being yourself takes you so much further.
Yes it does Brooke.
I completely agree – when you find your passion it shines through everything you do online 🙂
Yes Helen 😊
Great advice. You have to be yourself otherwise people can see through it.
Yes. Thanks Laura.
I just write for the enjoyment of it. If you force it too much it’s clear when people read it
I agree with this for sure. You just have to do you and go with the flow xx
Great article, definitely just need to be yourself
Exactly. Thanks Jenni.
Great article. I hate blogs where the creator obviously knows nothing about the subject. On another forum someone asked if it was alright to write travel posts about a place they had not been to yet?
Oh my! That is crazy.
Hi just as oscar Wilde said ‘just be you because everyone else is taken’
🤭🤭🤭oh My God you are like my WordPress fashionista🤭🤭
It took me a while to find my niche, but once you do it has so many rewards