This is a guest post by one of the most well known and Proud-to-be-a-Geek Vlogger, Affiliate Rockstar and overall Techie Evangelist, Chris Pirillo. Get some coffee (preferrably from a Lockergnome.com Mug), grab your favorite sci-fi stress toy and possibly a Harvard English Major to help you through this awesome look at content, production, the value of quality content and yourself all tied into Economics. Not to mention that the post wraps up with a great ending and gives you an Ahhhh Haaaa moment. The trick is to read through the whole thing. Thank you again Chris for contributing this monster piece on Content Production.
Why content producers could be failing and what you can do as a content producer to be worth more value in the market.
I’m a “content consumer.”
We’re accused of having short-attention spans, but it’s not that “stuff” is losing our attention quickly – it’s that we’re losing our attention on more things more frequently when faced with a constant onslaught of “stuff” worthy of our attention.
I’m also an independent “content producer.” This means I don’t have millions in external funding, I don’t have experts at my beck-and-call, and I don’t have near-unlimited (stable) resources to keep producing as my supporters might expect me to produce.
Sounds great, right? Well, not when you’re expected to compete on a playing field of producers who are better funded, better staffed, better sourced, better ranked, better whatever – and our mutual competitor remains the attention that everybody doesn’t have enough of. [Read more…] about Why Your Favorite Content Producers are Failing By @ChrisPirillo