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I’d like to make a suggestion for the future of the internet. The internet’s a great place for content. But instead of building up a page to make content better, you want to make content, which will be better, and not just worse.
I get that. But in my humble opinion, the biggest problem with the Internet is that so many of us are content to just make content. We want to make it so that when someone tells us a story we want to read or watch, we want to do whatever we can to click through and read or watch. But this isn’t enough. We need more than that.
So my first suggestion for your content is to be a little more proactive and say “We want to make this better, and we want you to help us.” This is also a good way of saying, “We won’t take your money and we won’t make your content better, but we do want to be a part of making this better for you.
This is one of those things that is obvious in its simplicity, but its true effect is less obvious. When you say you want to make your content better, you are actually saying you want to make our content better. When you say you want to do something for a cause, you are actually saying you want to make our cause better. When you say you want to help, you are actually saying you want to make our cause worse.
It’s a little bit like saying you want to make your child’s school more good.
In a lot of ways, we would all like our content to be better. In other ways though, we simply want it to be better. We want it to be more engaging, and to be more informative. We want it to be more entertaining. We want it to be more fun. We want it to be more socially acceptable. We want it to be more “cool,” and “hip.
The problem with this sort of mentality is that it’s one of those values that we want to have for ourselves, but we don’t want to actually have for others. It doesn’t mean we hate our content. But it does mean that we don’t want to put it out there in the first place. So what are we going to do? We’ll put it on the internet. We’ll put it on YouTube. We’ll put it on social media. We’ll put it on podcasts.
If you put your content out there and it gets no traction, I would imagine that you might go out and try to get even more attention. But if you are willing to take the risk that your content will get some traction, you are going to have to make it so that you can stand out. You can’t just be another “cool” content creator. That comes off as shallow or unoriginal.
I can’t speak for caleb, but I think he’s a really good kid. He likes to play video games, he’s into art and art is in his blood. He is also quite the artist, which is great, but what I think he really needs to do is find a niche that he can stand out in. Something that is just so unique and creative that it can’t be beat. Like a super high quality, 3D printed gun.