First week of the site being live is in the books! I learned 3 really important things.
- Be patient. I get all worked up that people aren’t jumping at their phones to follow me. That’s because I haven’t proven myself as ‘worthy’ enough to earn the right to be followed. I have to play the ‘instagram algorithm’ game and be patient. Which is ok! It’s only been a week. I have to remind myself that people will follow along the more Celine Kaye gets shared. This is way easier said than done though! If you’re asking: Why do you care how many people follow you on instagram? My first goal is to get approved to work with a company called RewardStyle. They only approve folks who prove themselves through a growing instagram following and blog traffic. If I am approved to work with RewardStyle then I can start monetizing this site. “…monetizing this site” Those words sound lovely! I can’t wait for that day 🙂
- Be confident. On Saturday I was out running errands and a lady came up to ask me where I got my gold slip-ons (see the photo below). I looked at her for what felt like an eternity, because I was contemplating telling her I have them linked on my blog. I ended up just telling her the brand name because I wasn’t confident in telling her I had a blog. Why? No clue. I guess because it’s a saturated market and I didn’t want her to think “oh sure, another one of those girls.” I was so mad at myself for not having the confidence to send her to celinekaye.com! I kid you not, 30 minutes later another lady asked me how I get my eyelashes so long. My response? I had the audacity to tell her what I do to my lashes, instead of telling her I had a blog with detailed information coming soon! So clearly this lesson is going to be the hardest one for me to learn.
- Be self-sufficient. I have these random ideas throughout the day but I stop myself from making it happen because I think “I need my photographer for that.” NOT TRUE CELINE KAYE. I have an iphone and I have a husband who can press a button! I need to be more confident that I can supplement my photographers work with these spontaneous ideas.
I do know that writing is therapeutic and jotting your goals down helps yourself be accountable for them. So here’s to learning from these lessons and improving each day!
Coming up on Celine Kaye is home decor and Michael. Hooray!! Thank you for following along 🙂
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