Lesson 21: 3 Things You Can Do to Become a Successful Content Creator
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.― Maya Angelou
Today is the time for the 21st lesson in my Side-Hustle series. Thank you for joining in.
If you are new here, below is the last published lesson:
I am not (yet!) a professional writer, however if you are a new or aspiring writer like me and haven’t figured out anything, I am here to help you.
Hope it helps.
1. It doesn’t matter really how many articles you publish every month
I have seen many creators giving advice on writing 20 or more articles per month, it’s a lot of articles and almost every day you need to publish to keep up the numbers.
If you are a part-time writer, this number can be an overreach.
I think publishing 1–2 articles per week is good to get your rhythm and find what you like in writing. Once you get it, you will be able to produce more.
So don’t get caught up in between numbers game. See, what works with you and publish regularly.
2. Read other writer’s articles, books
Writing more and producing high quality content is not just about writing.
It’s also about reading more. I think, somewhere many of you miss the importance of reading.
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”― Stephen King
I feel, if I read more I generate more ideas and my articles become more informational and knowledgeable.
I gain value from my books and articles I read every day.
I usually spend nearly an hour reading and spending time to note down my learning or anything that I find useful and can help me with my writing.
3. Quality over Quantity — Authenticity is the key
I get it, it’s a creator economy or what it means to online creators. From my articles, I observed, the articles where I was hell vulnerable and shared my personal experience did better than the ones that had less personal viewpoints.
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”― Jack Kerouac
It’s not always easy to share your deepest darkest thoughts, share your vulnerability, and life updates.
I learned being authentic is all you need.
My only suggestion is to be authentic, post regularly, and be real not some robotic voice behind the screen.
Hit reply and share your story, lesson learned, and the things you find motivational for yourself.
All the best!
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