You Can't Control Going Viral [Content Made Simple]
Issue #290: Self promotion and a couple of infographics.
TOP OF THE WEEK
I discovered a secret which came as a surprise to me. That is creating content is a 3 dimensional game. Let’s say on X-axis, you’ve got the polish of your content. Y-axis is about value to people. Z-axis is about iterations. A lot of people are obsessed about X-axis alone and do abysmally poor in Y and Z axes. They are so worried about fine-tuning and optimizing their content to make it ‘look perfect’ while forgetting that what matters a lot more is Y-axis (value to people). I’ve learned this quickly and stopped worrying about how ‘well refined’ my work is. I obsess over value and iterations 10x more than an average creator I think. Which means naturally, I accrue more goodwill and social capital because my content is way more consistent and helpful… despite it’s lack of perfection. Aim to be prolific, not perfect.
This is a really good newsletter, full of advice I give to people and organizations I consult often. Don’t try to hit grand slams every time you post content. Just hit a thousand doubles.
THE TRIVIA QUESTION
How many gifts are given in the “12 Days of Christmas” song?
Answer at the bottom.
HITTING THE LINKS
Interesting graphic here.
The rise of TikTok has seen it become more than just an entertainment platform, with the app now increasingly being used as a search engine for a range of purposes, especially among younger users.
One of those uses is mental health, and gleaning insight into potential mental health conditions, with TikTok trends helping to connect users with advice and assistance from others who are experiencing similar challenges.
Really simply, we are not the point. And any self-promotion that has us as the end runs contrary to Gods determined will. But not only that, it also works against our own joy since the fullness of human joy is found in living in conjunction with God’s will.
If you are responsible for this sort of thing!
THE FUNNY PART
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Trivia Answer: 364