As we move closer to a decentralized web, it's more important than ever to understand how to create content that thrives in this new environment. We are moving closer and closer to a content-driven world, and learning how to create, distribute, and market your content is going to become an increasingly valuable skill.
Whether you're an Artist, YouTuber, Podcaster, or simply someone who wants to share their thoughts via Web3, here are a few tips on how to create content that will thrive in Web3 Twitter.
Find your niche, and a subject you enjoy talking about.
This may seem like an obvious one, but it's important to consider what you actually enjoy talking about before you start creating content. There's no point in creating content about a topic you're not interested in - you'll quickly run out of things to say, and will likely get burnt out after a short period of time. Take some time to identify what it is you enjoy, what your strengths are, and where they may intersect.
Creating content and building your audience is hard work. It takes time, it takes persistence, and it takes consistency. The more you enjoy and are passionate about what you’re creating content about, the more you’ll enjoy the process over time.
Create a workflow for yourself.
Once you've decided on a topic (or topics), it's time to start thinking about how you're going to approach content creation. Find what makes ideas flow for you. You may have ideas that will come up in the gym, in the shower, or at random times during the day. When those come up, you need to be ready to jot them down and revisit them at a time when you can give them your full creative attention.
A key skill to build is self-awareness - knowing what makes you more creative, what makes you tick, what you enjoy - this will be crucial to creating and distributing quality content over time.
It's important to have a workflow that you can stick to; otherwise, it's all too easy to fall behind and give up entirely. Experiment until you find a process that works for you and stick with it. If you don’t have a process? Your content will quickly turn sporadic, you’ll feel overwhelmed, and will likely lose traction. If you do have a process? You’ll find what times you get the best engagement. Your ideas will become more polished. Your writing and delivery will improve.
Dedicate the time and be patient.
Creating quality content takes time—there's no way around that. Dedicate some time each day to creating new content. This can range from brainstorming, writing down what’s on your head for 15 mins, or engaging with others’ ideas for the day. And be patient; don't expect everything you make to be gold from the get-go. It takes time to build up a following and grow your audience. The important thing is to stick with it and keep churning out new material on a regular basis. Do that for long enough, and success is sure to follow.
There’s no better time to start creating content than now. The sooner you begin to dabble and meet other people on the same journey as you, the sooner you’ll begin getting better and honing your craft. Stick to your routine, find what works, and after a month or so, take your process and find ways you can pivot.
The decentralized web is upon us, and with it comes a whole new way of creating and consuming content. If you want your content to thrive in this new environment, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, find something you enjoy talking about—if you're not interested in your topic, neither will your audience be. Second, create a workflow for yourself and stick to it; this will help ensure that you're consistently putting out new material. And finally, dedicate some time each day to creating new content—the more often you publish, the greater your chances of success will be.
Follow these steps, and you'll be well on your way to creating content that thrives in Web3!