The internet is like a desert where the sand is the content. Bloggers every day around the world generate a significant amount of content and also consume a huge amount of content too. The content consumption is the requirement of every professional writer. Especially those bloggers and writers who have a job to write for SEO in which, you cannot stick yourself to one niche. That is why you will always find SEO bloggers and writers spending much of their time on gaining new knowledge instead of writing.
But, there has to be a balance between content generation and content consumption. Whether you are an SEO writer or the one who have his own niche and only writes on it, you have to consume the content productively and smartly. That is where getting some assistance becomes important.
To assist my fellow writers, in this article, I am going to list down five tips that I have learned from my seniors which helps me a lot in consuming the content more productively.
The focus is one thing that can help you reduce the amount of time required to read or understand any content. You just cannot take any content to increase your general knowledge. It requires much more than just reading when you have to write another unique content after it. While reading, you have to keep one thing in mind that you have to produce another content with the same information and knowledge in it.
The best way of keeping yourself focused while consuming any content is setting some goals before even starting reading it. This will help you in turning your perspective of reading anything. This way, you will be able to save some crucial time which can be used while you pen down your thoughts and understandings.
Surround Yourself with the Content:
A theory in the marketing says if you surround any person with the content about your brand or product, he or she will definitely buy it. This is what you can also do with yourself. If you are one of those writers who only write on the niche in which you have the expertise, then you would know about the top writers, bloggers, vloggers and experts in that field. You may have got help from the work of such people before. But, to improve your productivity you have to keep in touch with them. I am not asking you to start sending the messages to them. Just subscribe their pages or different channels that can always notify you about every new update or content their channels.
If you are an SEO writer, then bookmarking the websites can help you. Being an SEO writer you cannot target one or two people in every niche. But you can always follow particular websites of every subject that can get you the content that would be beneficial for your writing. Just bookmark the websites on your browser or registering an account in these websites can also help you in getting yourself surrounded by the content.
You can read anything you want. But you cannot write anything you want. There are some limitations that every writer has to follow. This makes us limited and gets us into a shell which later on becomes hard to break. That is why I consider that if there is any field or job that allows you to be as expressive as possible in writing. Getting expressive and open helps a lot too in consuming the content. The more you would be expressive and open the more you would accept the content you are reading. Sometimes the writers start wasting their time in digging into anything which is already been dug and proved which is why you are reading a well-written content on it. Due to this, a writer start consuming the content as it is written, it helps him out to build the understanding much quickly that directly convert into an increase in the productivity.
Limit Your Consumption:
Sometimes, too much knowledge also starts hurting the productivity of the writers. They get confused about what to write and what to not. We all get a limited word count and it is our job to summarize the whole story and idea in those words. When too many things start hopping around the mind, it becomes harder to stick to the topic of the blog or article and not to drag the content. That is why my fourth tip for you is to set some limit to the content you are consuming. This is a great way of generating content that is highly optimized for the particular set of audience. This helps you in hitting the audience which is on the basic level of education and believe me this sector is the biggest reader of internet content.
Consume and Write:
You can call it a rectification more than a tip. I have seen many of my fellow bloggers who consume any content today and would write a new piece of content on the next day. On asking, they say that this helps them in generating the unique content. The idea is right but it doesn’t work when you have to be productive on the day. No matter how hard you try but writing a unique content after consuming someone else. The best and only way of generating unique and unplagiarized content is understanding the essence of the topic. Once you get into the sole of it, you will be able to craft content with most productivity.