Today everyone is a creator.
And, the creation is mostly public by default on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
All these social tools were created for sharing updates but for most of us, they have turned into a social contest for getting more likes, views, and followers.
I am not discussing the rights and wrongs of this approach here. Instead, I am discussing the act of creation for the purpose of sharing.
Unless you have a Facebook account for family, a private Instagram or protected Twitter account for close friends, you are creating content and sharing it with a group outside your inner circle. This makes you a public creator.
You can choose to be pro or an amateur depending on your goals and how much effort you are willing to put into it.
Consistency and commitment to create in the face of inner resistance is what separates a professional from an amateur.
In case you want to be consistent with your creation then you’ll find several roadblocks. A big one will be what to write about. Let’s not make it too tough for ourselves. I have some pointers for you. You can share a video, text or audio about,
- What you know
- What you are learning
- What you are feeling
- About your observations about a particular topic
- About your struggles or challenges
- About a situation or a person who inspires you
- About your experiences
There you have it.
Now, no excuses to not create. Pick a cadence that suits you and start your new journey of creation.
Sharing what is on your mind, documenting your experiences and learnings accrues a lot of benefits but first and foremost is the joy of creation and the growth that comes through it.
If you choose to be a pro, then do it for a while before deciding whether it is for you or not.