On “Content” and “Consumers”

This video nails it. I just started to seriously pursue establishing my writing platform, to get known and liked and have people care about the things I write. The things I say.

Because I love to create.

Because I want to entertain.

But being at the bottom of a very, very, very large pole of established online “content”, it is feeling overwhelmingly hard to even bother. I want to set myself apart. I want to be something I have created. But I feel like all I can do is keep throwing more and more content out there, hoping to cause a small ripple in the sea of white noise. Maybe, if I write enough one-shot, forgettable but short-timed entertaining content, someone, somewhere will notice me.

Maybe not.

Watch this video. Think about it. The Internet is what’s entertaining us the most, every waking our of our lives these days. People–real people with hearts and brains and skepticism and faith and diversity and strength and sorrows are creating every bit and byte you consume–no–everything you enjoy. That moves you to tears. That makes you smile. That urges to explore.

That connects you, even if just for a brief moment, with the person on the other end creating these powerful little bits and bytes.

Support the art. Support the thing you love.

Share, like, subscribe, yell the IP off a fucking rooftop.

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