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Today your no-bullsh*t podcast asks:
How do you manage separate identities and projects as a content creator?
- What do I do when I get overwhelmed with projects? Can I combine them? Give up? Something in between?
- What happens to my audience when I change my mind? Do they get mad? Do they leave?
- What happens when I do something I care about outside my usual content area?
- How do I deal with all the crap that I’m trying to do for other people that’s driving me crazy? How do I disappointing other people without crushing my own soul?
Links to references made in the podcast:
- Why Jema also didn’t run away with the circus, on top of never following through on her intention to blog about circus school.
- I Just Discovered – the website Jema made months ago, but has lingered in the “not as important as Ticket 2 Blog, or Wanderlife.co, or HalfTheClothes.com.
- Episode 4 ? Which explains how long it takes to make “evergreen” content (info that’s good for years and years). And why consistency isn’t really that important.
- Episode 3 ? Where we talk about how your circle of influence is not super enormous (which applies to this episode? the pressure of “everyone” is going to be disappointed is 1- small, and 2- false!)
- The Accountability Partner concept ? the secret to doing everything!
- Felicia’s Wallet ? Berna’s YouTube series about personal finance and how to figure out the rules of money that nobody told us growing up.
- #YouthNotes ? Berna’s big passion that she’s exploring everywhere she goes in her travels
- Episode 5 ? where we talk about Warren Buffet’s 5/25 rule and why it’s a solution to de-stress your whole life.
- Wanderlife.co ? the project Jema is doing instead of taking a break after Ticket 2 Blog launch madness.
- Locations in the world responsible for today’s sound quality
- A super common pattern between male/female travel couples
- Why so many of our/your projects fail (and why it’s okay!)
- Jema’s answer to whether or not Berna should abandon ship
- When Jema usually announces a new project and why
- Why starting something doesn’t make you feel the way you think it will.
- Berna realizes what actually happens to your audience (and why) when you change projects
- Why beginner content producers get confused about content production so easily.
- Why new content producers generally struggle to maintain multiple identities/brands/projects.
- The barrier that many new content makers hit, (that we hit with this podcast!), and how to get over it.
- What it feels like to work on something when you don’t know (or care about!) your why
- Jema’s (traumatic!) memories from baby blogger days & Berna’s identical experiences
- How your audience feels when you show up. And when you don’t.
- What to do with the energy you have for a project that isn’t a fit for your audience.
- Berna’s question about the travel blogger industry that Jema was afraid to answer. But did.
- Berna’s revelations about the consequences of being a people pleaser.
- Why being a people pleaser cuts you off from your actual sense of purpose
- What Berna’s going to do about her content-creator identity crisis
- Berna’s (self-assigned) homework for this episode
- what Berna wants to talk about next week
- How listeners can get their Ticket 2 Blog fix between episodes
- What Berna’s most dreading in her nomad life this week
- What Jema is dreading
- Hilarious out takes