In the beginning, thinking about what people could say about me creating content held me back. Sometimes it stills does. I still force myself to create audio or video content. Your content creation doesn’t
Too Many People to Worry About A Few
There are 4.66 billion people on the internet. You’re only trying to appeal to 1000 who will support you and your content.
Yes, there will people who act a fool. Yes, some people will be mean. It doesn’t matter if you talk about Jesus or you talk about pizza. Some on the internet are just like that. Don’t let a few stop you from sharing what you love with those who will care.
Keep the Regret Away
Are you going to live your life based on something that might happen because of you creating content? Regret is the last thing you want during your last days. Regret breeds from things you didn’t try. You want to look back on your life and be proud of everything you accomplished. Not the things you didn’t try.
A Creator’s Path to Creating
Before I started on Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, and my newsletter I made myself think the same thing about my content.
Notice, I said, “Made myself think?”
I phrased it this way because reality was different from my thoughts. Most people I’ve come across are encouraging and kind about the content I create. I’ve had some DMs that were mean, only because I called them out for trying to hurt others.
Truth be known, I was telling myself they would be mean because I was too lazy to create good content. Why do I care what strangers on the internet have to say? The ones who like my work join and the rest don’t.
And that’s okay.
You Have to Handle the Truth About Creating Content
In my head, I couldn’t handle the possibility of criticism. Do I get criticism? Sure, but normally they’re being constructive.
Does it hurt to know that someone is being critical? Sometimes. But I have to figure out if they are trying to help my future content creations or just be mean. The ones being mean are blocked so I don’t have to worry about them anymore.
It’s rare someone will be mean when you’re just starting out. Don’t ever let someone’s opinion stop you from sharing for the people who need your work.
One this is for sure, you’ll never know if you never try.