I don’t know about you, but I find it weird if someone isn’t fascinated by the idea of having a collection of things stored somewhere, that he or she cares about, and can be accessed any day or any time, no matter the century. Of course, I’m talking about the internet, I assume you all know how the internet works I don’t need to dive on that topic, or why don’t you just google it😊! That’s how fascinating our world is.
I myself considers creating online like documenting number of things that I care about hoping it might be helpful or educative to someone else. You know how you guys are told that You have to leave a legacy, have you ever thought of living a legacy without a lot of hassle? You can actually create digital legacy by creating online🤗. Thanks to cheap storage and easy copying, our digital presence has the potential to be truly immortal. You actually never know who is watching and your work might draw a lot of influence to yourself or your business if you have one (Okay, I have never googled if the internet can be deleted😂) This blog post is here generally to convince you to start creating online remember I’m tryna recruit you on my team. Don’t lose the track that you are the CEO here🙂.
Once I found out that people were really making careers for themselves off the internet, independently, I was really inspired.Lil Peep
Today I’ll talk about reasons you should start creating online, or rather show casing your work online, live alone the saving time and convenience reasons, my perspective view on this. And if you are my friend and you are reading this you probably will be bored with this piece coz of the number of times, I have tried to convince you to start creating online. Can’t say I’m a pro at this but I’m the kind of person who like sharing my thoughts and opinion on things or just sharing what I have recently discovered thinking it might be of help. And since I recently started this blog, I also want to inspire someone to have the courage to put him or herself out there plus I don’t mind having a community of new creators around🤗.
This piece is inspired by the book I recently read, Show your work by Austin Kleon. I loved how the guy elaborated on 10 ways one can share creativity and get discovered, and it’s definitely a life changing book which I highly recommend one to read. It’s the kind of book you’ll be torn in between which words to highlight coz the whole damn book is useful.
The internet has created a lot of possibilities, we are in an era where if you don’t have an online presence you are limiting your entire life to physical space around you. Why would you want to do that🤔? Some of the advantages of creating online:
- It gives you the chance to share whatever thing you are interested.
- Enables you to push your intellectual value beyond your geographical space (you can actually make a difference with this)
- Enable you to meet a lot of people beyond your geographical space (like how else would you meet new people apart from your friends and maybe the people you happen to run into your daily activities)
- Creating online enables one to enhance personal brand.
- Build your professional network.
- Earn more Exposure.
Imagine if your next boss didn’t have to read your résumé because he already reads your blog. Imagine being a student and getting your first gig based on a school project you posted online. Imagine losing your job but having a social network of people familiar with your work and ready to help you find a new one. Imagine turning a side project or a hobby into your profession because you had a following that could support youAustin Kleon
The thing that will give you courage to start creating online is when you start expanding your box leave alone thinking out of the box. Consuming enough of other people’s stories and content will make you see that it is something even you can do. I also came across a writer who frames the creating online thing so well, I gained the courage to start this blog from his post. In this piece he analyses reasons why many are scared to share online,he mentions most of the useful tools that one might need to start. He also talks about the pros and the cons of creating online better. No need to repeat his point, you might as well go and check out the piece. You’ll be inspired, I promise.https://boundless.substack.com/p/100-we-need-100x-more-creators-online
The trick is to pick something that you are genuinely interested in so that you enjoy the whole process. And It’s always not about the money, it’s all about adding value to the conversation to an extend period of time, then you’ll start seeing the benefits. Even if they’ll be nothing tangible that will come out it, you’ll still be glad you started it.
The internet is an easy way of putting your work out there and making it discoverable while you get good at it. You actually don’t need to know everything so as to start creating online. There’s is a lot of tools built for almost everything e.g. Grammaly to correct your grammar. Everyone can write! Why don’t you join me and maybe build a community of learners here!