So I finished the first module and decided that my DA was not what I wanted and sort of hit a slum. I had not expected FEFO to be there at every step along the way. So after my first two prototypes for my original DA something needed to be done. I felt a little embarrassed about them and my engagement was declining, also the time it took to make the prototypes was very costly and especially with no motivation to do it, it was extremely time consuming.
So welcome to my new DA: “Talks with Tas”. It is still a YouTube channel however the content is a lot more broad and can be thought of as a guide to life for my generation; things we were never taught in school than is needed for survival (and social survival). Learning from my previous DA, I also created an instagram account to help promote the channel and boost engagement.
I feel as though I have really embraced the FEFO method (a bit more than I would have liked to) and have realised that it really fits into the “breaking” concept; be it for breaking down the parts of my DA that received or needs feedback, or just breaking down in general.
My new prototypes for “Talks with Tas” are getting more regulated engagement and also feedback from the target audience. Along with this, I’m finding that I am able to post more frequently and the project is less time consuming than the original.
Also, because I’m an indecisive person, I have a second/fall back DA. It is an Instagram account of my dog: @its_bagel_the_beagle
The amount of engagement with this DA has been really good and evident by the fact that Bagel (my puppy) is an affiliate for the brand “Geopetric”, which is an eco-friendly, cruelty-free brand dealing with pet products. For 20% use the code BAGELTHEBEAGLE20.
Recently, Bagel has been approached again by another brand who are interested in him modelling and promoting them.
Overall, I have had many ups and downs with my DA(s) but by making prototypes and evaluating them, the areas that need the most work and iterating become clear through feedback and critical evaluation.
Please go check out my channel, “Talks with Tas” and also on Insta @talkswithtas and @its_bagel_the_beagle. Don’t hesitate to give me heaps of feedback as I move toward the final module.