Planet Simon – Me and the World
Hi there bloggies!
I’ve been quiet these last couple of weeks and I’ve been thoughtful. That’s why this post is out on a Wednesday rather than the usual Monday, I wanted to ping something out becasue if I’m honest – I have no idea what the hell I’m doing!
I got thinking about the Planet Simon brand, the content and the message I’m trying to communicate and audience and I can’t escape the feeling that there’s a big issue with it all.
So the first thing I did was look at the home page of Planet Simon, what does it say? Is it a Sci-Fi Blog, yes but No, Is it a site about writing, digital art, creativity or some kind of weird philosophy? Yes…. and no. This then fed into a bigger issue – me. We’ve been told to write or blog about our passion and sure why not becasue that’s a clear message and your brand is then you and your passion. But I don’t know what my passion really is. I could say that creating stories and taking others people to other places with word and art is the thing and sure you wouldn’t be wrong but Planet Simon doesn’t actually convey that!
So I’ve been in discussion with a few people and it’s surprising that I’m not alone here. There’s a few things seem to be cropping up:
1) What we feel we need to say or do changes, identifying that change and finding traction can be a struggle.
2) What is our message?
3) Who is our audience? Will the audience we’ve built up be connected with that change?
4) Valuable content – one of the things I’ve been thinking is that what I post needs to have value, so for example if I put up on Pinterest or share it in some other way would others see value and want to invest their time looking at the content?
5) How my of me personally needs to be in here? If your message demands that you need to be more personal for the reader then fine but what if not – is it even necessary and as someone said to me – unless you’re Kim Kardashian or Tom Hardy – who cares?
For me and I think for many our goal is to make an impact on the world with the passion that we feel, I think most of us know that this is hard work and any success is to be celebrated we all invest time to create or post stuff for others to see to connect with the world so that readers invest time in reading – to be that change we want to be in the world.
When you have that you have value, when you have value people listen which created more value and so on….
While no doubt (I hope some of you) will say that there is value in my content and that’s always good to hear, I have to ask if it really is valuable, if it really is worthy?
I’m ok guys, I’m not going anywhere but I’m realising I need to work out what I have to do, I have some ideas but this place, this temple of me as it were needs to be much, much better than it is.
Have you guys got any thoughts???
So… I don’t know what’s going to happen now. I need to re-group and re-think once again what it is I’m going to do with Planet Simon, it might become something else, I’m not sure. Yet.
I’m going to have to think about it and take a break to do it, but then I might be back next week with new ideas. Who knows?
But if any of you have thoughts on this – I don’t mind if they’re challenging I would love to hear them.
I need to say thank you to Sam who has helped me a lot this week to try and work out a few of these things out. She’s been very helpful.
I’ll be about answering your comments and reading posts and stuff like that, I’m always grateful for your visits and your kind words. I hope to be back real soon!
Keep smiling and writing!