The other day while I was playing around with Snapchat I realized I enjoy posting content. Snapchat has “story” feature where I can post pictures that can be viewed by anyone in a 24 hour time period instead of the usual 10 second max. There are a few times that I post as many pictures as I can in a day or a weekend. It was fun seeing how many people have viewed each picture in the story and having a few people send me a reply. At that time I started to think about all the ways I could make content and the ways I have already tried. I have this blog, a YouTube channel and the main social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
I was thinking about why I don’t post as much on anything on a consistent basis is not because I want to have “quality” content but I distract myself from ever creating content. I come home from work wanting to rest but end up spending time looking at Reddit for way to long or I have to go 10 pages deep into a Wikipedia article. I carve out time to read a book but I never force myself to sit down and create. I could but typing an outline or just random thoughts but it would be something that is productive in which I find pleasure in doing. I wouldn’t have to press submit every time but at least I am creating. I need to keep myself in check and realize that I have distracted myself from what I want to do. It won’t be easy because all know it is so simple to get distracted but I at least I will try. I am going to leave you with a tweet that a friend recently posted.
Potential is lost when a life is medicated with distractions. #imlearningtorest
— Ryan Gates (@ryandgates) December 1, 2013