An honest chat on content creation
Content creation is a full-time job nowadays for some of us. (Like if you run a blog or are an artist).
And for some people, it comes easily. They can pump out content in bulk every single day without a problem
But for most of us, it can be a struggle sometimes.
How do you come up with original content and package it nicely? And how much content do you need? How do avoid sounding just like all the other and how do you make your content stand out?
All of the above are questions I have asked myself before. And I have written content about these as well because I know I am not the only one who is struggling!
It can be scary to come into a blogging world full of amazing content creators. Comparing is something we all do! So how do you feel about “competing” with all these people?
p.s. Just a side note; I do ove creating and I have many exciting things planned, I just think that sometimes we put a weird amount of pressure on it!
I feel like sometimes we are just pumping out content for the sakes of it while I actually love teaching people all about the things I love.
But by having all these expectations of what it should look like and how many views it should get I got further away from what I really like about writing this blog.
I have never been very good at self-promoting, but at the same time, I love finding free information that helps me be a better artist or business owner. So, if I love finding that helpful content wouldn’t other love to find the hopefully helpful content that I write?
What is your prefered way of creating content and what are you good at?
What do you enjoy when creating content? For example; I like writing and I love taking the pictures. However, I don’t like editing the pictures or assembling the blog posts. And honestly, I am terrible at everything video. It takes hours for me to film or edit and I am never quite happy with the end result.
So while there all these different options for creating content they are not all ideal for me and that is okay!
But most of this is because I feel this pressure of creating only perfect things. Video editing takes time to learn. It is not a very easy skill. But that does not mean that I can not do it.
And like they say, practice makes perfect. The more you do something the better you get.
How do you stand out and what makes you unique?
I have already written about this a lot. I think someone’s personal take on a subject can already make the content super unique! But I do know that some topics have been so thoroughly discussed that it might be hard to come up with an angle that seems new or interesting!
So instead of focussing on being unique and new, I am instead just focussing on being helpful. On sharing the things, I would have wanted to hear when I started blogging. On great content that inspires you to keep going and make your creativity your job!
So as we all know there are many of these very handy tips on how to create as much content as possible. And like the above, they might help you in a small way. But there are also just cases of content or blogger burnout. Inspiration has to come from somewhere. And for most of us, the place that inspiration comes from places outside of work.
Also, a stressed brain is not the most creative. So if you have trouble creating you know you should take a break probably.
There is a lot of pressure to just create more and more content.
And when we look at some platforms and blogs it is also important to remember that many of these are not one men or women businesses anymore (of course there are always exceptions). They might have teams to help or a VA to help them create so much more stuff.
Also, of course, you have those people who always have their posts out on time and just create every single day. But most of us are just human and we are limited by what life throws at us.
Slow and steady wins the race. The hardest part is to show up.