Hey guysss, hope ya’ll are doing well! There has definitely been a decrease in activity since the initial launch as most of you guys have already said here before. I just wanna give my input on this cuz me and some others have been frustrated by the decline in activity and some are feeling a bit lost right now. If you’re one of these people who feel confused, just know that you aren’t alone.
Something that gets me annoyed is constantly hearing people say “don’t compare yourself to others” or “don’t focus on numbers”. That’s not even advice, it’s simply just baseless statements that you kinda just say “haha, ok” to but it doesn’t help your case whatsoever. It’s human nature to compare yourself to others so don’t beat yourself up for doing that.
If you’re comparing yourself to other people who constantly get on the popular page, just know that almost half the time that they are there, it’s luck. Not saying that these people aren’t talented because they totally are, but so are so many others that are often left behind and their content gets hidden from most people (hopefully this will change with algorithm updates). It’s ok to feel frustrated that your content isn’t being shown as much as others, but try not to beat yourself up for that.
In times like this, you just have to appreciate the little things. For instance, instead of having your mindset be “oh man, why isn’t my byte getting as many likes as ____”, just try your best to see the accomplishment of getting at least one like, or one comment or even just getting one loop is pretty neat cuz that means that someone is actually watching your byte(s).
Appreciate the fact that there are at least some people who are supporting your bytes. If someone tells you to not focus on numbers, yeah that’s true and all but it won’t fix the feeling that you’re having inside because that statement is easier said than done and doesn’t really give much help on how to deal with these frustrating feelings that you’re having. In fact, based off of experience, hearing people tell you this will end up make you become even more frustrated about your bytes not doing as well as others.
So here’s some actual advice instead of those cliche statements; no matter if it’s one follower or a thousand, try to solely focus on the fact that you actually have followers and have people that support your bytes and with time, your following will eventually grow. You’re allowed to be annoyed at the fact that your byte isn’t doing as well as other bytes, but try not to let that control what you post. Post what you wanna post, when you wanna post it because if you’re too afraid that your byte won’t do well so you end up not posting it, you won’t even get any followers, likes, etc. in the first place.
What to do with posts that flop; well like I said before, appreciate the small things. Be grateful that at least some people were there to support your byte and use that encouragement to push forward to create more content for those people. If you have followers, that means that they wanna see more of what you post and you’re doing something right so keep doing you and just create!
I understand that it’s frustrating to post and then not get a lot of likes on it cuz it may not be active at that time, but if you have confidence in what you create, that’s all that should really matter. Don’t let other people define what you think is a good byte or not. If you aren’t getting as many likes as you wanted, just move on to the next post because if you’re going to be so hung up on the fact that it flopped, you’re going to drive yourself crazy. That post will always be there so let’s say that one of your bytes does do well in the future, people will scroll through your account and watch the bytes that didn’t do as well when you posted them and the traction on your account will bring more attention to the posts that ‘flopped’. I think a common misconception is that if you post and it flops, it won’t be seen by anyone else ever again. It will and if it’s a slow process than that’s completely fine. Everyone’s accounts move at their own pace and it’s takes a while to accept that (I’m still trying to accept that) so I hope this forum post will give you guys a whole new outlook on things for the better!