Noticed anything different? No I haven’t lost weight, gotten my hair cut or colored but if you noticed something different about my online spaces you’ll see a pattern. Regular reader people will have noticed and some of them may have left altogether.
But fact of the matter is, I did something that is kind of crazy just to prove a point (not that out of the norm for me) and I broke my own cardinal rule of having an online brand. I stopped consistently providing content on all channels.
I stopped showing up.
To prove a point of course.
See it’s one thing to regularly hear people tell you that you have to show up. Even if it’s not great, done is good enough. But I have yet to see anyone actually share the results with you in a way that not only looks familiar like stats you are used to seeing, but also to prove that this is not lip service.
There’s no shame in my game here. I’ve spent the time since January really getting my showing up shit together, looked at my progress and decided to run an experiment.
So here is what happened. Not in words but in stats.
It’s not pretty. Brace yourself.
See What I Mean?
The best way to demonstrate to you that you need to show up is to look at those stats plummet. Like my traffic to my site. Like my Pinterest traffic. Like my Instagram impressions and engagment.
If I can leave you with one thing overall it’s show the eff up. Just be there when you’re people expect you to be. You’re not going to make top notch content every time. That happens. But for the love of pearl, show the eff up.