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Creating content or making it your own: It's a problem we all face

I get the following question all the time: You don't create a lot of your content so why are you "special" online? To be honest it's a little annoying, but I understand where people are coming from. It's annoying because it implies that my content is never my own and that I just piggyback on whatever is popular yet I care deeply about providing good content and try hard at it. It's understandable because every photo/video I share isn't one I take. But here's the main deal: No matter what I post I make sure my voice comes through on top.

Make it your own
There is always a commentary to what I share. There is always a window to something personal. I try my hardest to always provide my thoughts on something relevant when the content may not exactly be my own. I think it's an unfair expectation for every single bit of content to be completely anyone's unless blogging is their profession. Make the content yours, provide your own twist, give part of yourself to compliment what you want to share.

Shared content should be in character
What's funny is that when my roommate asked me that question she was on Pinterest where practically none of that content is "created" by the person posting it. There's value in that to be sure and I do it occasionally share without much else when I think something is insanely cool or I want to brighten someone's day with just a dog post, but in addition to providing a little bit of myself to accompany it, the content is always something I'm passionate about. For instance, I like puppies. If you talk to me IRL you will learn that I love puppies. The shares with minimal voice are not out of character.


I should note that I haven't been attacked recently for this, but that it's been something I've been thinking about. I want to create as much original content as possible while also sharing the interwebs with you guys. The tips I just gave are how I do it and I'm always making an effort to create original content (like this post, or a reflection, or a Youtube channel, or Instagram, or Facebook, etc) and you should always be mindful of doing the same.

Remember, people love you, they like your content ;)
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People love you. They like your content.
Creating content or making it your own: It's a problem we all face

I get the following question all the time: You don't create a lot of your content so why are you "special" online? To be honest it's a little annoying, but I understand where people are coming from. It's annoying because it implies that my content is never my own and that I just piggyback on whatever is popular yet I care deeply about providing good content and try hard at it. It's understandable because every photo/video I share isn't one I take. But here's the main deal: No matter what I post I make sure my voice comes through on top.

Make it your own
There is always a commentary to what I share. There is always a window to something personal. I try my hardest to always provide my thoughts on something relevant when the content may not exactly be my own. I think it's an unfair expectation for every single bit of content to be completely anyone's unless blogging is their profession. Make the content yours, provide your own twist, give part of yourself to compliment what you want to share.

Shared content should be in character
What's funny is that when my roommate asked me that question she was on Pinterest where practically none of that content is "created" by the person posting it. There's value in that to be sure and I do it occasionally share without much else when I think something is insanely cool or I want to brighten someone's day with just a dog post, but in addition to providing a little bit of myself to accompany it, the content is always something I'm passionate about. For instance, I like puppies. If you talk to me IRL you will learn that I love puppies. The shares with minimal voice are not out of character.


I should note that I haven't been attacked recently for this, but that it's been something I've been thinking about. I want to create as much original content as possible while also sharing the interwebs with you guys. The tips I just gave are how I do it and I'm always making an effort to create original content (like this post, or a reflection, or a Youtube channel, or Instagram, or Facebook, etc) and you should always be mindful of doing the same.

Remember, people love you, they like your content ;)

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