Everyone with an internet connection is familiar with binge-watching. However, it’s usually associated with inefficiency and laziness. But what if binge-watching was a creative productivity tool?
As someone always looking to improve my creative output, I search for ways to DO better work. I think binge-watching is an excellent “utility” for any writer, podcaster, or video personality, if planned and executed properly.
There’s a lot of content on the web right now. Even though there’s enough to watch and read for weeks, new content is guaranteed to show up in the next 24 hours. I’m afraid though, that most people aren’t giving content-making their all.
Yeah, I know there’s some pretty amazing channels on YouTube and some great blogs available for free—but, in terms of new content being published and posted, there seems to be more mediocre new content than good new content.
People who use the word intentional usually mean well. They say things like let’s do this task intentionally, or I noticed you did this, was that intentional? While I understand what they mean, this word is vague . . . I think we should stop using it.
Growing up, I was taught to think outside of the box. I have no issue with big picture thinking, but I have quit thinking outside the box. I’ve traded it for something better.
You spend a lot of time reading and watching content online. New blog posts, podcasts, articles, and email ALWAYS seem to be coming your way. Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed?
Maybe something like this has happened to you
You check your email hoping to get real work done. An email comes in from something you signed up for. There’s a link to a catchy article or video. You convince yourself this is “work” because it’s going to deepen your personal understanding of the content.
“I need this article,” you tell yourself. You dig deeper.