Daily Booster Shot ๐Ÿ’‰

Today let’s go discover something new!

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Daily Booster Shot ๐Ÿ’‰

I’m all smiles today =)

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We hit 20 members on Reddit! ๐Ÿฅณ

We hit 20 members on the allthingsdope subreddit!

I started the subreddit on August 11th, 2021 and spent awhile absolutely clueless on how to utilize or promote it. Now it’s become 1 of 10 platforms I publish content to on a daily basis as part of my semi-formalized publishing schedule for 11 active projects/segments under the @GullySteez network.

It’s hard work but it really doesn’t feel like work at all. However, there are times when the vision overwhelms me and I feel unsure of myself. There are times when it feels like I’m publishing content to an empty abyss. But then I get questions regarding the art contests or get hit up by a moderator of one of the Facebook groups and I’m reminded that these little projects are actually providing value and that’s all that matters. I’ll stay focused on that and let the chips fall wherever they fall.
Constant motion.

Be You. Live R.E.A.L.
#GullySteez; allthingsdope.com

1,000 all-time views on allthingsdope.com!

allthingsdope.com just passed 1,000 all-time views in our second full month of having a centralized hub for the entire @GullySteez network.

This is my third attempt launching a blog for my company in the past 11 years. None of the previous iterations worked out in the long-term but I took some valuable lessons from each experience and have grown substantially from each failure.

They say third time’s a charm and I’ve been on this path for a really, really long time but in a lot of ways I’m just getting started.

Time to get back to work!

Be You. Live R.E.A.L.

Grateful For February Growth

February was full of milestones and stepping stones for the @GullySteez network. We reached over 700,000 people on the All Things Dope group and hit 66,000 members on there as well.

We also hit 700 members for Steez Wars Graffiti Club, 800 members on the Gully Music (Hip-Hop) group, and wrapped up our first real month of blogging on allthingsdope.com with over 600 views.

There’s a ton of work to do but the universe seems to get out of your way when you’re attacking your purpose with clear intentions and I have no plans of letting up. Hopefully we can continue growing in March by providing our communities with value!

Be You. Live R.E.A.L.
#GullySteez

My Dreams

It feels like I’m always longing for something and I can’t quite verbalize what that “something” is. I’ve been dreaming about running this company for years and as I look back on the journey I can’t imagine doing things differently. At the same time I have the self-awareness to know that even though I spent a substantial amount of time and energy on my projects I probably could have done more to further my cause. And yet, I have no clue what more I could have done.

These aren’t fully formed thoughts and if you’re reading this then you could probably tell that I’m conflicted. On one hand, my company is over ten years old and hasn’t had any significant income in over 8 years. On the other hand, 8 years ago I had the crazy idea that maybe the future would be based on online communities and that I should start my own. Fast forward to today and my network has grown to include 8 active brands/segments with 200,000 total followers and a monthly reach of a million people per month. The reach is impressive but the financials are not. I have not monetized our following in any way and my company brought in $0 last year. I’m not embarrassed by it. But I really didn’t think it would take me this long to get there and, naturally, I’ve questioned myself several times.

However, I’ve learned that the overwhelming dreams are the best ones to have because they fill you with a sense of purpose. My dream gives me something to constantly chase. Maybe it’s not meant to be realized and maybe that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I try to stay focused on the dream and take steps to achieve my goals. Maybe all this time I’ve been building the foundation and the next 20 years will be dedicated to finishing a skyscraper. And maybe I was supposed to learn to fully embrace myself as a writer before I thought of myself as an entrepreneur. There’s a ton of maybes and more will pop up along the way. That’s part of the fun.

Be You. Live R.E.A.L.