It's been a while since I wrote a blog piece. I felt it was time again because I was reminded of a few things I said I wanted to do at the beginning of the year, and this blog post was one of them. The title of this blog post is called "Stick to your advice." Ahhh, the good old double-edged sword. We give such great advice, but often we do not stick with it.
So I have been coming up with ideas and noticed I started going back to my typical typography type of designs like the old brand. I forgot my advice :/. It almost cost me also because I was in the process of ordering them to start promoting them to build hype. I sent emails out showing off a shirt that I honestly thought was nice, and people liked it. Someone closed to me read the email and told me they didn't like it. Okay, that's acceptable. They also pointed out that since I rebranded, I must completely rebrand how I even think! They didn't say that, but that's what I took from it. Then a lightbulb went off. They were not wrong in a sense because that was the initial reason idea of why I changed the brand's name. Earlier this year, I also made a blog post expressing how our more Loves not dead hoodie did so well. The numbers showed it, and the feedback showed it. I went against my advice, and it almost backfired on me.
This is a wake-up call for myself and anyone who reads this act on the advice you give yourself. Stop doubting yourself, and also, when it is such a pivotal idea, write on a piece of paper and put it on your wall. Time even erases the traces, motivation, and momentum of good ideas. So hang it up to always see it, never forget it.
As you may know, I've been looking into some brands for inspiration. Teddy Fresh designs showed me that great design can do well on its own, but it's also essential to include messaging.