Before you judge this post with a “what a horrible day/time to post” look or thought, know this, I’m aware. But the point of this post is to stand on its own and remind you of all the other stuff out there being thrown in front of you, (or that you are throwing out to others) demanding eyeballs.
I have a reading pile. I have an inbox folder with “Read This” on it. I have saved articles on Facebook, blogs, etc. Suffice to say, there is a ton of stuff that has been waiting for me to look at it. It becomes stressful and one more thing I feel I need to do-screwing all the joy right out of it. I know I’m not the only one living like this.
Then this happened. I went through the majority of it and with one cursory glance identified what was promising content (be it entertaining or informative) and what was just noise. About 95% was just noise. Boom. Reading pile manageable.
Before you send it, publish it, share it, make sure it is of value. Number of contributions does not trump value of contributions. Just ask all those who put items out their I’ve eliminated. They have diminished the possibility of me saving anything from them again in the future. Found the graphic below. Nice summary.