I recently wrote about taking a break from FaceBook and from the Bubblews bank page. It’s been difficult, but good at the same time. There’s more I’m changing though, and it’s a bit unsettling.
I’ve also decided not to do additional promotion of my old work for a while. I’m not fretting over getting traffic to my older writing. It’s a bit hard not to think about it, but it was stressing me out to spend so much time monitoring old posts and re-promoting them on social networks. It did bring in some more money, but not as much as I’d been hoping for.
So now I’m taking a step back. I’m going to do my very best to have some faith that my work will do well on its own. I’m going to believe that I don’t need to constantly watch it and promote it. I’m going to let the universe take care of getting my words in front of people’s eyes, and getting them to do the promotion for me. That’s a more natural way for things to work, and that’s what I want.
I know some people will read this and nearly have heart attacks over how “wrong” this mentality is. You “have to” do this or that to be successful. Well, I’m going to lean on my old “Says who?” comment. There are people who got famous just being themselves, they never once tried to make it happen. Who says I can’t be one of those people? Who says I can’t just do what I do and let it go? Who says my work won’t find a rabid audience all on its own, and maybe several audiences since I offer multiple kinds of content? Naysayers, that’s who, and I don’t listen to them.
This whole shift I’ve been going through lately feels odd, but not in a totally bad way. It’s just breaking from habit, and that’s often a bit unsettling, but it can be a wonderful thing. And the way I see it, chasing success hasn’t worked for me yet, so why not put it in the Universe’s hands and see how that goes? I’d be insane to think that doing the same thing over and over is going to get different results, so why not try something new? It will either work or it won’t, and by the time I know which direction it’s going, I’ll probably have a plan or inspiration for where to go next.
So, no promotion this week, and I’m not even going to peek at the bank page until Sunday night when I cash out. We’ll see how the numbers are at that time. I’ll also have a better idea by then as to whether this plan feels right. I’ll be sure to let you all know how it goes.