Date: 07/06/2022 - Upvotes : 45 - Words : 940
I Admit it. I'm Selfish!
What happened today
Over in the Ecency discord we had a brief conversation going that was about content creation and creating for the audience. I had to disagree based on my own experience. In case you haven't figured it out yet I create content on a wide range of subjects. I try to stay focused and at least do a series of content around one central subject. But I just cant even do that. When I create content I don't do it with you, the audience, in mind. In fact I will be brutally honest with you. You are the last person I create content for, lol.
Dont get me wrong!
I do appreciate all the love and rewards you all have thrown at me these last two+ years. It feeds my ego and boosts my drive. But honestly if that all stopped over night I would still keep doing it. Why? Because I create content to feed my own selfish desire to learn. To then take what I learned and create something with it. Whether its a piece of artwork, a song, a podcast, video or just my own opinion on something. I am very selfish when it comes to content creation. I have started several podcasts where the sole purpose wasnt to create a podcast to get a sponsor. It was so I could learn about something. Come to think of it every podcast I've done was to so I could learn something. Lol. I'll go into talking about those some other time.
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During our chat in discord I (probably a little to verbose) stated that you shouldn't create content about a subject you dont like. I stand by that very strongly. I and others as well, are not interested in reading, watching or listening to someone drone about something they obviously have no interest in. They will argue that the consumer cant tell but, dude, we can. It's plainly obvious when someone does not have a passion for what they are doing. They just phone in the effort. Throw some affiliate links in hoping someone will click on them and buy something. But this goes back to what I said in my How to get the big upvotes post.
You HAVE to be YOU. Dont pretend to be someone else. Dont pretend to be this fancy world class blogger, writer, podcaster, etc. Just be you. Let your own personality shine. Let your passion for the subject shine. If you're a writer and your posts all turn out to be 1000+ words so be it. Dont try to edit and condense everything down to 300-600 words. Words have meanings and they are important. Use as many as you want. Write for what you want to read. Be extremely descriptive and write like you are reading it not knowing whats coming next.
Podcasters and streamers dont edit the life out of your audio/video. There are things called "dramatic pauses" and they can be powerful to make a point. Be excited and upbeat about the subject. If you write scripts then write them as an out line and just start talking after you hit record. Right @dreemsteem? The record button is very important, lol.
Get to the point bonehead!
But my point is this. No matter what content you create. Words, audio or video. The most important thing is to do it for yourself first and foremost. Whether you do it for you own mental health or just because you enjoy it. You are not only your worst critic, but you have to be your biggest fan.
Another thing talked about in the discord
@weone has come up with a new game. I havent tried it out yet but it looks really cool. Weone is a pretty active member in the Ecency discord and is fun to play with and joke around. He does some pretty cool stuff behind the scenes and sometimes doesnt get all the credit he deserves. So I'm gonna lead with generosity here and make him 100% beneficiary of this post. So you should know the drill by now. Upvote this post as much as you can afford. Give it a reblog and share it on the old dilapidated web2 social media's to show just how generous and fun this community is.
Tommorrow I wil go into a little more detail about some of my old podcasts and the origins of the Loud & Proud show on @mspwaves.
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