How was your weekend? I’ve been learning a lot about Instagram over the past week or so, and it’s been fun. Not that I haven’t learned a lot since starting up my account (that could cover several posts, to be sure).
Let’s get to it for today.
In a Facebook group I’m a part of, they had kind of an Instagram bootcamp (which is part of what I’ve been up to this past week).
One of the assignments was to make a meme and post it. Okay, fine. Which was followed by another meme (or that’s how I interpreted that). I’d never really done this before, but it wasn’t too bad.
The next set up was to have 9 pre-scheduled posts done–AFTER doing a bit of research.
I found that out late, late on Saturday night, and I was so brain dead I would’ve never pulled it off in a century.
So after Sunday’s yard work, I had to get going on it…which leads me to my point:
I need to concentrate on speed sometimes.
More, more, more. Yes, do the research, and yes, edit too. But I also realized I’d never get everything done in time if I agonized over every little thing (although I did catch a wrong word in one of the memes–and it didn’t have very many to begin with).
I’m naturally a very creative person, but given enough time, sometimes I’ll talk myself out of something or get paralyzed by any number of things (the scope of the project, the tasks involved that I’m not familiar with, or what-have-ya).
It may be a bit tougher for me because I’m super detailed and methodical about almost everything in life. Which from the outside can mean I’m slow to get things done.
In the end, I realized I had to get inspiration, tap into it fast, and just do it. And it did me good to look at funny stuff for a few hours.
There’s time for toe-dipping…but there’s also some times, and some challenges, you have to take a flying leap into the deep end and do your best.
And of course, that works for fiction, emails, and anything else you care to write…whether you’ve tackled that type of project before, or not.
Until next time,