I read a great post on Information Diet, 500 words before 8am, about starting your day by “producing” information instead of “consuming” information.
I love consuming information – from reading blog posts to exploring The New York Times to scouring my Twitter feed for content others have shared. I often consider myself an excellent curator of information because of the (extremely awkward) moments when people tell me they love “following” me on social media because of the content I share (Note: while it’s flattering, it’s creepy – so either think of a nicer way to make the compliment or hold it in).
I’ve attempted blogging before – in high school I co-founded a blog on politics, entitled Political Equinox. While we had interesting content – a co-blogger’s experience at the Iowa caucus, reaction to a professor studying political polling, and reviews of attendance at speeches by Bill Clinton and John Edwards, I often lead myself to believe our blogging team lost interest because of the one-dimensional nature. I’ll have no restrictions here.
I’m hoping to make this an outlet to not only make me a better producer of good information, but a better writer and communicator.
And to end, an excellent clip produced to introduce The Information Diet.