Giving a Shit

Posted by Stephen Petrey on Sunday, April 8, 2018

Since the beginning of this year, I decided I would write more. So far, ditching Facebook and cutting back on Twitter has really helped me achieve that. I don't know if it will be effective for you, but that's my ten centers. I really enjoy logging my links, drafting posts and hitting that publish button. — I gotta say, it feels good to share again.

Recently I befriended a Tom Critchlow (@tomcritchlow), a blogger, podcast host and digital strategy consultant. It turns out he lives in NYC as well. We bonded over art and hypertext on Twitter. Go figure. He wrote a succinct quip on his blog a while back that I want to share:

Why not start by making something you give a shit about?

The ugly truth about much of the content produced online is that it’s being measured on superficial metrics by unmotivated parties. If you’re in the business of making your audience take action then you’re gonna need to make something they give a shit about.

Sound advice if you ask me. Wether you're a blogger, a designer or an engineer. Make something you believe in. We don't need any more cruft in our lives.

Give his blog and his Twitter a follow. You won't regret it.


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