I had a conversation with someone last night that sparked this idea. We were talking about all the things the net gave us to consume, as far as content went. There were a million and one ways to find things to read, to muse over, and then find more things to read. His comment was something to the lines of, “But it’s so much easier to read than to create.”
That’s the point.
If you wish to be productive in whatever venue, you must realize this: the system, as it were, is set up such that the world needs more consumers than creators. Have you ever gone to an open mic night? They’re the only people needier than writer groups. It’s the same thing in the other media spaces (print, tv, movies, blogs).
However, if you are someone who wants to create, you must realize this about yourself. You must realize that the system is set up for you to consume. Thus, you must gear your own personal plans and models such that you forcefully allot time to create. Here are some tips:
I’d love to know how you do with this, and what it nets.