Why is updating your IG bio so scary?
What a ridiculous title for a blog post. Of course it's not literally a scary thing to do. Some people do find it terrifying to speak publicly or talk about themselves, and I'm generally not one of those people. Usually I'm pretty comfortable chatting away about who I am, what I've done, and my plans for the future, even if they're entirely different tomorrow.
For some reason though, even after working so hard for over a year on building a portfolio of clients I love, and making the stressful and exciting decision to hire a team, I have procrastinated owning this on social media. Even as I'm writing this, I have still not brought myself to post these successes on our company Instagram page. Connor, my boyfriend, couldn't believe how confidant I can be on YouTube, baring all about anxiety, work, PMS, anything and everything, and yet not having the confidence to even update my IG bio and own up to my success.
Even writing this I can already tell how clearly this is imposter syndrome, you don't need to be an expert to know that entrepreneurs of any age will often feel like they're completely winging it.
As well as this, Instagram is a different landscape to YouTube and TikTok, and my other channels.
YouTube subscribers are loyal and supportive. You wouldn't spend 20 minutes of your time watching someone you DON'T like, so I've realised that most of my subs genuinely support me and want me to succeed, so I'm comfortable oversharing a little.
The TikTok audience are strangers, most videos are viewed more on the For You page than by your followers, and though strangers are also quicker to judge, I don't care what strangers think of me.
But Instagram is hybrid space of strangers, supporters, and the most stress-inducing audience: people that actually know you IRL. Why is it when we are speaking to people that actually know us, we feel the most cringe?!
Anyway, I kinda wish I was ending this blog by saying 'Here's how I've overcome this feeling' and some profound advice. Definitely not the case, and I think this is going to be an ongoing challenge for me.
If you've ready to the end, and you have any thoughts, slide into my DMs. I'd love to hear from you!