For the past seven years (at least
) I've been a constant sharer of resources. If you're connected with me on any form of social media, you've seen over the last several years many articles, podcasts
, videos, and images on my feed. If I've got your email, you've received personal emails with links to these helpful resources.
So, what gives?
Why do I share these links with others?
My mission statement is to share life
. This means I embrace giving and receiving. I do this with the goal of fostering pockets of thriving and togetherness
in a world of rampant darkness. I've lived in this dark place, one of survival and isolation. It's painful, stressful, and depressing. I embrace opportunities to encourage, inform, teach, and support others in this state, and those who want to thrive together. I also value the opportunities to receive from others who want to help me do the same.
Many think I share a large quantity of content, but it's a small amount compared to how much I consume. I've got a robust feed of incoming content from Feedly
, & Youtube. I process (scan
) a few hundred items (articles, podcasts, videos, etc...
) each day. Out of this filtering process, I read and save in my pocket
) a few dozen items each day. At the end of consuming this content, there are multiple saves each day where I find great value (Insight, knowledge, laughter, etc...
). Because I found great value, I want to share with others who may also benefit.
If there is someone specific where the resource reminds me of or that I think the content applies to, I'll personally share it with them via email or direct message. I will also share it across my social media channels as a general broadcast so others can benefit.
And that's it. I share because I found something great and think others will too.
When it comes to how I share, I normally add these resources to my Buffer account
and it will throttle them so only a few links are shared each day.
Ideally, I prefer to include a commentary with each article when I share it on social media. I think it would help people understand why I'm sharing the specific resource and would increase the reach of these shares.
Unfortunately, I've not made the time to do this so I end up sharing these articles naked (without comment). I'd rather share without a commentary than not share at all. As I journey towards building a financially viable writing career, writing these commentaries will be a new habit I develop.
In the meantime, I'll continue sharing these resources and take the next month to trial adding short simple commentaries to what I post.
What do you think? Do you share resources that help you in this life journey or do you simply consume and move on?