The Vicar of Dibley is one of my favorite TV shows. It’s about a female Anglican priest named Geraldine Granger (played by Dawn French) who serves a parish deep in the English countryside. I was recently rewatching “The Christmas Lunch Incident” and there’s a scene where Geraldine is freaking out because it’s Christmas Eve and she still doesn’t have her sermon written. “Right, now some frightening facts,” she says. “It’s the biggest gig of the year. It’s a one-woman show. There’s 12 hours to go. I have no ideas at all.”
Hi there! It’s Jason Loch again. José asked me to do another post about my experience as a content creator, this time focusing on my interactions with my readers and how I’ve used their feedback to shape my online persona. These can be some of the scariest parts of being a creator. Not only is the Internet not known for kindness and charity, but feedback can easily leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused.
A few weeks ago, José discussed the importance of having a strong online persona. Despite its importance, it isn’t always easy to sit down and think about one’s persona, and it can be tempting to toss it in the ‘too difficult’ bin. I know because, in addition to being the Senior Editor here at Newstex, I’m also a content creator who has had to grapple with these issues. Jose has asked me to share my experiences, and I hope it’ll make the prospect of sorting out your persona a little less intimidating.