So I did it. I officially changed all my social handles. And you’re right; So what!
My episode of “Camp From The Port” with Jade had me in deep reflection. I was literally asking myself questions like “Who am I on social media for?” “Is this who and what I want to be?” “Am I forcing the issues of Brand Building?” “Am I authentically me on these platforms everyday?”
The answers were cloudy. Then I thought back to being home in Freeport. That energy and love. Who I was recognized as and how I was in my “resource” purpose. All of a sudden “CamQuotes” felt more like a product than a person. Cam is a person. Camp is a person. CamQuotes is merchandise, thought provoking words and ideas. So I decided I would make a redirection. I will continue in the Social World as I do in the real world as “Camp From The Port”. That’s literally who I am. I want to be me. I’m no longer subscribing to the “character” or “personality” angle. That’s not me. I got too wrapped up in being a digital media personality and although great content came from it, nothing has felt better than the times I said, “I’m going to do some shit I want to do”
This site started off with a bang because people loved the transparency, openness and artistry of what was being posted. Will I change the name? Right now, no because it honestly still makes sense.
First Black Champ with J.R. Bang works and feels good because we are truly die hard wrestling fans and it’s fun for us to talk about it in our own way.
Bangin On Lunch Tables with Mic Jonez works because we are hip-hop babies. We love and live the culture and we express ourselves passionately about it.
With all the above an organic, authentic name change was bound to happen. The best nicknames are the ones that are given. I was given “Camp” at birth. The Port is where I’m from. Freeport, Illinois is nothing like Chicago and I’ve never been embarrassed to be where I’m from because I know the person that I am and I can find comfort in any zip code.
Technically, social media isn’t even built for people like me. The latchkey. The loner. The person that can only be around people for so long before needing that escape to be alone with their own thoughts. My focus is on greater things than “building a following”. And being honest, social media hasn’t gotten me closer to any of the things that I am truly after.
So with that said, Cam will keep quoting, but I’ll always be Camp From The Port. And that is perfectly find with me.