[Creators Spotlight]: You are not in competition with someone so don't care what everyone else is doing - Linda Malecaj
Creators are the heart and soul of Tealfeed. As they continuously work towards feeding us more information every day. In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Linda Malecaj. Linda, the Marketing Specialist at VSight, shares some incredible incidents from childhood and explains how content creation is educational and fun at the
Creators are the heart and soul of Tealfeed. As they continuously work towards feeding us more information every day, it's only fitting to bring out their journey for the world to know.
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us.
Today we have with us Linda Malecaj. Linda, the Marketing Specialist at VSight, shares some incredible incidents from childhood and explains how content creation is educational and fun at the same time.
Continue reading to find out more!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? What lessons did that person or those people teach you?
The most influential people in my life have always been my parents and my sisters. My family has been always supportive. My parents taught me a strong work ethic – to aim high, work hard and value every opportunity. My parents have guided and comforted me in every difficult situation that I have faced.
In addition, my sisters constantly inspire me to achieve. They hold the opinions I trust the most. I’m so often inspired by my sisters who live boldly and without any fear.
Tell us about your childhood, what was the best part? Is there any specific incident that has largely influenced the kind of person you are today?
There are so many memories. They have all shaped me in some way. New Year’s Eve family gathering, going to the beach on a summer holiday, and spending time at my uncle’s house are the memories I remember most vividly from my childhood.
I would like to single out as a special memory the time I used to spend on summer with my father in the city where he was working at that time. My father used to take me everywhere with him. I used to hold his hand and walk, like every kid. All the way I would ask him silly questions and he would patiently answer all of them. Explaining everything beautifully.
As I grew up I became quieter, and our conversations started to fade a little due to the fact that we live in different countries but I know that I will always be daddy's little girl.
Where is your hometown, and what was it like when you were young?
My hometown is the capital city of Albania. It is filled with memories. Moving far from there has made me watch from far its growth and development, maybe change to some degree as everything does, but my feelings for it remain the same. I loved my hometown when I was young and I love it still today.
How important a role does content play in your life? Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
Having a role model like my parents has a huge positive influence on my actions and motivate me to strive to uncover my true potentials and overcome my weakness. Having them pushes me to make the most of my life.
Having them as my role models has been a must for my self-improvement because I needed to have a standard to strive for or compare myself with. I am a full-time content creator, for 3 years already. Working as a full-time marketing specialist has been one of the main reasons that brought me to this field.
What’s that one aspect of being a content creator no one talks about?
I think that an important aspect is being creative, having the ability to create art with your content.
Being creative not only can help to build trust and authority between you and your customers, but it can also boost your website's ranking in search results, create and increase audience engagement as well as generate leads.
What’s the most satisfying part of being a content creator?
The content created is very educational and fun at the same time. Being a content creator gives you the opportunity to constantly learn new things. You’re always researching topics, keywords, audiences, competitors, etc.
If you get bored easily or have a project management mindset it will work well for you. But there’s enough repetition that you can get really competent and fast in a certain area of content creation.
What are you up to currently and what are your long-term career goals?
I am already working as a full-time Marketing Specialist & Copywriter for VSight , a company that offers to the market its product named VSight Remote which allows you to complete your maintenance operations with effective AR tools, streaming live videos and audios, sharing 3D objects, PDF, etc.
I want to move into management in the next five years. My current role has given me a lot of experience, and considering my major in Political Science & International Bussines will help me achieve the specific goals I’ve already set to achieve.
What drives you to create content regularly?
Working for a company like VSight that deals with Augmented Reality which is one of the main technological trends make me stay always up to new updates for always creating new content.
How do you make sure that you aren’t affected by nasty comments and negative things said about you?
I always try to be a more balanced person. I don’t let negative comments have much effect on me. I believe in myself a lot. I don't allow myself to become infected with toxic negativity. I do not engage in a difficult person's habitual skepticism.
Why did you start creating content on Tealfeed?
Tealfeed has been a great platform for me to publish my articles related to technological trends and more specifically Augmented Reality.
The background and the audience of the site have been the main reasons that I have decided to start creating content on Tealfeed.
How would you want people to remember you?
As a creator, I want to be remembered as the person who was bold enough to chase her own calling and pave her own path, inspiring others to do great things.
In addition, I would love to be remembered as a person who is always keen and open to correction, always ready and eager to learn.
What's success for you and when you would consider yourself to be successful?
Success is something that you have to define for yourself, and no one can do it for you. I would consider myself successful when I am doing something that makes me happy, and something that I enjoy.
In addition, I would consider myself successful when achieving the goals that matter to me the most.
Who’s your favorite creator? Why?
I would say Neil Patel. He is a New York Times Bestselling author. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies.
As one of the most prolific names in the digital marketing world, Neil Patel is as polarizing as he is well-known, often tiptoeing the line between a genius marketer and a mad marketing scientist.
To every individual who’s planning to start out as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
I would like to just give advice to everyone who reads this, be at peace with yourself and be guided by your own wisdom.
Work hard every day. Give time to yourself to rest if needed. You are not in competition with someone so don't care what everyone else is doing. Focus on yourself and your self-development.
Few maintain consistency, few remain unique, and fewer are the ones who do both of these right, and earn a spot in Tealfeed Spotlight.