My week is a bit topsy turvy because the kids are on school break in my neck of the woods. It’s been lovely having some extra time with my nine year-old daughter, but it sure does throw my good intentions off track. I’m working on a piece for you on the topic of a writer’s voice, but it needs a little more baking before it’s ready to be served and I think it will be the weekend before I get another minute to work on it.
Until then, I’d like to invite you over to my place.
Yesterday, I published a post on my business blog called Content May Be King, But There’s an Uprising Afoot. I was inspired to write it because I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by the influx of marketing content that hits my inbox on a daily basis. I am deeply grateful for (and often amazed by) how easy it is to access almost any kind of information via the Internet, but lately, it feels like there are too many voices in my head, and none of them are mine.
It occurred to me that we writers are perhaps more susceptible than most to the risk of over consumption. As writers we are also avid readers. We have an insatiable hunger for content about our craft, the publishing industry, the latest book promotion trends, new writers, old writers, grammar tips, and so much more. Though our intent to learn might be a good one, it’s a slippery slope.
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of information you’re consuming, this post is for you. I hope you’ll give it a read, or a listen (see the audio link at the bottom of the post). Thanks for coming by!
Do you ever want to run out into the middle of the street and scream, “SHUT UP!!!!!!” at the top of your lungs?
No. Maybe that’s just me.
Content is king! Long live the king!
I’ve been living in this marketing realm for the better part of a couple decades now. In the course of those years, I have – thanks in part to slight OCD tendencies – consumed more than my share of content on the topics of marketing, branding, and writing: dozens of traditional books, hundreds of ebooks, thousands of blog posts plus webinars, podcasts, special reports, manifestos, videos, interviews, exclusive research, online trainings, Facebook conversations, and only the gods know how many tweets.
Even the king can be deposed.
Read the rest on Suddenly Marketing.
Jamie Lee Wallace is a writer who also happens to be a marketer. She helps her Suddenly Marketing clients discover their voice, connect with their audience, and find their marketing groove. She is also a mom, a prolific blogger, and a student of voice and trapeze (not at the same time). Introduce yourself on facebook or twitter. She doesn’t bite … usually.
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