I had a conversation today. One of my co-workers said his New Year's resolution is to create more content than he consumes. Huh. This is a very interesting resolution. And kicks my thought process into high gear! I'd say it is next to impossible to create more content than one consumes. Reading books/periodicals, watching tv/movies, social media and the internet. It's all consuming content. How many opportunities does one have to create content?
I look at this blog as my last 'real' attempt to create content. Then, a couple of years ago, I started to cheat in this effort. It was quicker and more instantly gratuitous to post in social media, so instead of taking the time to think through what I wanted to post, I'd just snap a photo and post it on Facebook. Yes, it's easy to argue that posting in Facebook is also creating content, but it's not the same.
Now, when I look back at my Facebook posts and my blog posts, I definitely get more enjoyment reading my blog posts than my Facebook posts. Also, sharing my blog with the kids is a blast! It tells a story. And I realize that it's not as important to me to let others know 'what I'm up to lately'; rather it's more important that I have something that I can reflect on with my family years down the road.
So, in an effort to 'create content', I'm going to start creating content that is meaningful to me. I know I stopped doing this because life got so busy. But maybe, if I take time out from consuming content and I create content instead, I might just find some time. Fingers crossed.