I think I just need to brain-dump this somewhere but it’s a common issue I have with the things that I do. I’ve got my main business (because 'Round the Cauldron essentially operates like a business with ad revenue & stuff), the courses I’m working on, my shop with crochet and tarot readings, writing crochet patterns, writing books, recording audiobooks, writing guided meditations… I have so many things I want to put toward 'Round the Cauldron but I’m afraid of “scaring away” part of my audience because it’s my ADHD brain’s way of doing all the things.
I focus on one aspect for a while before finding interest in something else and latching on to that. I know I can’t realistically do everything exactly the way I want while also keeping my freelance work (which I need because bills exist ) but it makes me feel scattered and all over the place.
So… yes, just dropping this here as a brain dump
I think it’s normal to lose followers when you pivot, and I think that’s okay. Your people will follow you anyway. I think it’s really about building relationships.
Here’s an example. Years ago, I started following a witchy knitting podcaster. Over the years, she’s pivoted to zero waste, being a doula, and now photography. And that’s totally cool. (The doula bits weren’t my fav, but I would just click fast.)
Your people will find you and stay with you.
I think you should just continue to do what feels right to you. People will come and go but you know developing those relationships and having those loyal followers is what masters.
I’m the same way, I mean I can jump from subject to subject so it wouldn’t bother me if you went all over the place with your witchy stuff.
I’m the same way! I’ve been working to get my business off the ground and I’ve got so many ideas swirling in my mind about what to do and when to do it. From baking to journal making, to jewelry and macrame, I also love plants and plan to add a few to my inventory here and there, but more than that I will be offering handmade plant-accessories for my customers who love to pamper their collections. I get it! And one thing I’ve learned along this journey is that if I’m going to be authentically me in my business and build relationships with my customers, there’s no reason to “tame my wild side” too much! I’m an eclectic witch and I embrace this passionately so why stop with my personal life? I’ve set my intention to make my business as eclectic as I am, and offer a fun variety of items that will forever change, with only a few things that will stay consistent. I know that my audience and customers are out there and I know that when they find me they’ll be hooked and they will keep coming to see what new things I will have to offer! I say embrace your thoughts and see where they take you!
Thank you all for the thoughts and advice! I have to remember it’s about community, as you said. That’s the important part. I’ve always advocated for authenticity online by creators and ‘influencers’, and I’ve struggled with that myself in the way of being every part of me rather than just the witchy part, ya know? I know that’s a big part of who I am and what I do, but it’s not the only thing