Making a Content Mistake
Yes, you are reading correctly. I made a mistake. This certainly is not the first one, nor will it be the last one. However, I learned that blogging every day is very taxing and releasing relevant, quality content is actually really hard.
So much so, that I have stopped blogging all together and started reading, listening to podcasts, and learning as much as I possibly can about making money passively online.
Here are some specific things that I know from the last month without writing a blog post.
Content Is Not Just King, Quality Content Is King
What I mean to say is the content mistake I made was quantity over quality. I heard about pod casters like Entrepreneur on Fire (Affiliate Link) or Srinivas Rao of Blogcast FM who was on Smart Passive Income. John Lee Dumas is podcasting every day and Srinivas talked about writing 1000 words a day!
After first hearing about these daily habits, I wanted to subscribe to this methodology, that if I just wrote a little bit each and every day, I would some how make some money. Well, that’s not exactly the case for a lot of reasons, and the first reason is that you need an audience.
If no one is reading your content or participating in your community, you have made a huge content mistake. It doesn’t matter how many times you write or publish a blog post. Instead, focus on an ultra compelling and informative piece of content, and let the quality do the talking.
What I’ve learned is that you should spend more time actually writing a quality piece, and then strategically promoting it accordingly.
Learn What Your Audience Wants To Hear, Not Simply What You Want To Write
It’s not all about me. It is about the audience.
Others matter more than myself.
Listening to others is so important.
Giving up pride, humbling yourself, and being patient are key ingredients to being successful in these three areas.
So then the next question is, “How do I listen to my audience, and how do I even get an audience to start with.”
The first thing is to write quality content and promote it to people who need it. Or vice versa, talk to people and listen to their problems and develop content to address a specific issue.
What Is Next?
Now that I have realized that I have made a mistake, I am going to formally withdraw myself from my own challenge. Bold and brave as it may be, I cannot commit to writing quality content each and every day.
However, I am still sticking to my 100 Days of Happiness Challenge. Every day when I wake up, I think about something that makes me happy or something specific that I am thank