Curious about what I learned by doing 30 Reels in 30 days on Instagram? Maybe the better question is, what did I learn by getting out of my comfort zone and doing the hard thing. I’ll answer both questions in Episode 79 of Just One Simple Thing. Stay tuned!
Y’all. Do you ever get a crazy idea and then wonder what ever in the world made you think it was a good idea? For a lot of us, that happens at least once a day.
I decided to do a series of Instagram Reels …. One every day in the month of August.
As it turned out, it wasn’t as hard as I expected, and it was actually fun … sometimes. So here are a few things I learned from doing 30 reels in 30 days.
1. There is no guarantee of instant growth.
While it may be tempting to buy into the hype that this is super growth strategy, it actually reinforced my belief that there is no “one thing” that is going to make all the difference in your ministry or business journey.
2. Some things work, and other things don’t.
It’s more important than ever to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, and doing a Reel every day gave me plenty of opportunity to try different things.
3. A plan and a system make everything easier.
I would have never made it to the end of the month if I had tried to create all new stuff for this series.
4. Everything is more fun with a friend.
My friend Wren Robbins and I discovered that we were both doing reels every day in the month. During the month, we checked on and encouraged each other.
Overall, I’m glad I did 30 reels in 30 days. I learned a lot about how my audience consumes content on Instagram, how to create good reels, and how things are changing on the platform. But most importantly, I learned a lot about myself. I can do hard things outside of my comfort zone, but in order to do that, I have to set myself up for success.
What is the hard thing you feel God leading you to do? The thing that could help you grow or learn a new skill? Name it, then make a plan to do it! If you head to my free Facebook group Plan & Pray with Do A New Thing, you’ll find a template you can use to capture your commitment. Share it on your social media and tag me @doanewthing so I can cheer you on!
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