As you know, I launched my new brand a week ago. I’ve spent the past week on edge looking for approval from many. Everyone that I spoke to gave me great feed back and loved what I did with the rebranding (although those who did not like it might have wanted to keep their opinions to themselves). As the week began to go on, the nervous feelings began to fade away. It started to sink in that at the end of the day, it’s my business and I ultimately have to be the one that is happy with it. And I am. I feel refreshed. I feel that the look I was trying project for my business was accomplished. Most people “got it” and that was all I needed.
One of my biggest struggles with the rebranding was starting from scratch. I have lost my Facebook fan base of over 900 people and had to start all over. But as the week rolled on, I found that the fans that I had regained on my new page were my loyal fans. In fact the 169 people that are currently fans of my new photography page are more active than the 900+ that I had on my old page. Coincidentally a fellow photog friend Damaris Mia was struggling with the same issue. She has a large fan base on her fb page, but how many of those people are REALLY interested in her art and where her career is going? We both decided that having a smaller fan base may not be such a bad thing.
There are photogs out that that have several thousand ACTIVE fans on their fan page. And I used to strive to be that way. I always thought that this photography thing was a popularity contest. But at the end of the day, I’m not them and will never be them. I’m in competition with myself. I’m striving to be a better me and do what works for me. While other photographers have been very helpful to me in getting me where I am today, being someone else isn’t what this is all about. It’s about being unique and making a name for myself based on my talents and who I am as a person. God gave me a gift and I am going to use it to the best of my abilities.
On another note, I leave for Italy in a month and a half and I need to get back on track and get in better shape. Tomorrow I start back eating healthy and getting back into my exercising routine! I’m ready to start the process. It’s important to keep my life balanced and have my mind, body and spirit all on the same page. Wish me luck!
This week has been a great blessing and I only look forward to more growth in the future. I am so excited to see what God has in store for myself and Lemon Chic Photography!
Hope you guys had a great weekend!
P.S. – I’m jealous that my mom is at the final four right now rooting on the Texas A&M women’s basketball team! They play tonight at 7pm. LET’S GO AGGIES!
Here is a sneak peek of what’s coming over the next few days! Meet Constance who will soon be graduating from Emory University! 🙂