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The topic of this post is: Quality over quantity?
Why? Well, This is my third of fourth attempt at starting a blog. I have other websites which I experimented with whilst at uni and which were eventually abandoned due to insecurity and a lack of direction – they are currently lost in the web somewhere (lol).
When I began blogging I was advised to be very consistent when writing content. I agreed to this, and dedicated myself to writing a blog post once or twice a week. Clearly, this hasn’t quite gone to plan.
Every Friday and Saturday I sit (or attempt to) in front of my laptop forcing myself to come up with quality posts, content which isn’t too generic .. but in honesty that hasn’t seemed to work for me. I am often times greeted with emptiness.. or what others might refer to as ‘writers block’. Cutting a long story short, all of my blog posts have for the most part, typically been fuelled and inspired by an occurrence or a series of recent events.
Pondering upon this led me to evaluate the statement ‘quality over quantity’. This is not only applicable to blogging, but also when out shopping, relationships, followers, friendships, business deals, seeking clients, personal development etc.
The idea of choosing quality over quantity is not necessarily about having less, but about having more of what matters most. When one stops racking up numbers and starts looking at substance, I’ve found that life appears to be richer and more fulfilled. And yes.. happier.
As idealistic as the above explanation might sound, it also needs to be recognised that if one has started a blog with the goal and the intention to grow it to the masses, then the importance of quantity cannot be underestimated. The truth is, the more you write about a particular subject, the higher your website will rank in the search engines. And because high rankings equals more traffic, sometimes quality has no choice but to take a back seat to quantity.
The concept of ‘quality over quantity’ is a simple one and I don’t know many people who wouldn’t at least profess to believe in its value. But in reality, it’s quantity that is consistently rewarded in our society. More money, more content, more bedrooms, more horsepower, more accomplishments. We have been conditioned to strive for more.
But time and time again, we prove to ourselves that ‘more’ does not bring happiness or fulfilment.
Challenge yourself to rethink how you measure success each day. Consider the energy you have invested in avoiding less. Has having more relationships, more stuff, or more time made you happy?
Perhaps it’s time to try better instead.
As much as I would love to write more blog posts… I honestly drive myself mad in the pursuit of creative content.
Any thoughts on quality vs quantity? I’d love to hear them.
If you’re a blogger, I would love to know your thoughts on quality vs quantity in relation to blogging.
Time I could have realistically taken to write this post: 2 – 4 hours
Time spent writing this post: 2 and half weeks
Culprit: Perfectionism, topped with procrastination and a pinch of uncertainty