Here's what no one is telling you about being a creator... it's relentless.
Being a creator seems fun at first as you proudly hit publish on your first blog post, or write a Twitter thread that gets more than a few likes and suddenly you start to build a bit of an audience.
But it can also quickly become a never ending nightmare as you grind out content day after day on what feels like an endless hamster wheel until you finally find yourself yelling STOP THE RIDE, I WANT TO GET OFF!
Oh, you’ve never felt like that? Yeah just me then 🤪
We need a more sustainable way to be & do the work of creator. Rather than an endless content machine, I like to see myself as an insatiably curious human being on a quest to learn & discover new ideas that naturally bubble over into content. Here’s how that works exactly...
Collect Sparks. As I consume content I look for sparks of inspiration. That one word or sentence that literally lights me up and gets my mind all a buzz. I collect all thesesparks into my writing inbox.
Write Atomic Notes. Every day I start with a freshly brewed coffee and my writing inbox. I review sparks I've collected and I start to form ideas into atomic notes. I do the work of thinking & writing about these ideas for me... not for content to publish on the internet.
Turn Notes Into Content. Now rather than go looking for ideas for content I have a library of delicious morsels of pre-packaged content that I can pick from. These atomic notes form the basis for everything that I create online from tweets to essays, articles, workshops & courses.
And so content becomes a natural output of an insatiably curious life.
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Posted as a Daily Essay on May 31, 2022 in (PRO) Creator