Building Content v. Building Better Content
The age old struggle. Creating content can quickly become a chore when blogging. At some point you feel you’ve said it all, and the point was made, the check’s in the mail. But, there truly is an art to not only creating informative content, but also stretching it to gain and keep a captive audience.
I just finished watching Narcos: Mexico with my lady. Amazing show, worth the price of Netflix (which we don’t pay) hands down. I like to consider the way that the series is set-up, and will possibly go through the storyboard on a subsequent post. They’ve definitely perfected the character development, plot lines, and suspense that you’d see in hit shows like the cult classic Breaking Bad. I bring it up because in my opinion, this is the secret sauce. How you present the journey is sometimes better than the journey itself. Running Scared anyone? Domino anyone? Sometimes film can present a story visually in a way that makes an audience truly appreciate it and not care too much for the story itself. But, when we get it all right, when we create a perfect balance of factors like depth, presentation, character development, and plot we can really create something we’re proud of.
Doing it often and wrong, is better than doing it right once
I’ve got to admit it. I absolutely love building content through the pipeline strategy. I don’t believe there is a better way to really familiarize yourself with nuance other than doing it wrong enough times to understand that you should seek the correct way. For some of you, this is going to sound blasphemous, for others you’ll understand immediately the merit in starting from scratch in this way. The habit allows you to get good, the habit is really the way forward.
Being able to begin your day with a blank slate is a skill, and for people that have issues with tabs on their browser like I do, this was a real game changer. I know that the approach that wins was the approach I was seeking. I didn’t have the fast start that I was looking for, so instead of loathing the missed shortcut, I decided to get ultra dedicated on creating tons of content. If there is going to be a problem, I wanted to make sure that wasn’t the thing that held me back. I’m shooting for Curren$y not Jay Electronica. I definitely feel like you can create a great blog from having tons of relevant and linked content. I don’t think that you can do that properly when writing (or vlogging) isn’t a priority.