Why I Don't Want to be an Influencer

March 3, 2022

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day, and we were discussing social media. More specifically, my social media. She asked me if I'd ever want to become an influencer or full time creator. I told her no. In that moment, I knew this is not something I fully want to invest in, but I didn't really have a good answer.

I gave it more thought and realized that I love that it's "just a hobby" because then it doesn't have to have anything other than that. Maybe it's a fear of not meeting expectations or failing OR maybe it's making sure that as long as I post, it's out of joy and not obligation.

Being an influencer is such a cool job - truly, it is. I love seeing my friends from IG and TikTok grow their platforms and chase their dreams as a full time creator. Realistically, I would LOVE to grow my platforms into tens of thousands. However, in actually trying to do so, I burned myself out in 2021. I focused solely on growth. I lost the joy in posting and resented my Instagram for the longest time.

Therefore my blog remains a hobby because I never want to lose my authenticity in the things I post or my interest in creation again. I love being able to leave the platforms whenever I want and return when I'm ready to do so. It's freeing for my mental health and freeing for me to just enjoy social media as a hobby vs an income. 

For the time being, I am happy with my small progress and the content I create and that's all that matters to me. :) 

If you are reading this, thanks for being here and for your support. You are so loved!

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