Where should you publish your stories, blog posts, or perhaps just ideas you want to share with the world?
Many people’s first answer to this question would be — Social Media. And they would be right — with a caveat.
Publishing a picture from an event on Facebook is like flushing down the toilet. You will never see or hear about this water and its contents ever again. Of course, there is always a chance of flooding. But it’s rare.
Don’t think about the platform. The platform is only a means to direct the packaging of your content. Instead, think about the value of what you’re about to publish. …
So, instead of forcing myself to write and rewrite to infinity, I decided to find a picture.
Like this one, for example, when I want peace:
Or this one when I’m feeling particularly productive:
Or perhaps this one when I need human interaction:
Sometimes you need to let go. A picture is worth a thousand words, and you only need to express yourself. It doesn’t have to be a long essay; it just has to make you feel good.
Thanks for reading!
Four years ago, I missed an incredible opportunity. I created a Facebook page about my fantasy world and started publishing draft chapters from my story. I didn’t know where it would lead, what would be the outcome, and whether it would help me pay off my debt. The chapters I published felt lacking, I had one engaged fan who wanted to read more and about 600 passive fans to the page. Yet, all I needed to do was persevere — but I didn’t.
I missed the opportunity to make my fantasy world something more serious since I lacked consistency. But that wasn’t the only thing I was missing. …