Gary Bacon

Create. Don’t Just Share.

The feeling you get when you create something, to have a small adventure experiencing something new, or simply enjoying the company of friends and family is amazing. Great life experiences are what makes me happy.

Sifting through Facebook the other day, I noticed my feed has changed over the last few years. It once was filled with the photos of friends, updates about events in their lives, and information that you would typically relay to stay in touch.

This is no longer the case.

Today it is filled with random articles written by others instead of the person sharing the link, “inspiring quote here” images churned out by click bait sites, endless Buzzfeed lists, and other “quick hit” media.

Our time on earth is finite. We can only stretch attention so much. Why not use that time to add something to the world–instead of churning the noise?

For more on this check out Michael Lopp’s excellent article, The Builder’s High. It was the spark that created the flame in my mind to ponder, “What am I contributing?” Also see Seth Godin’s post, Trapped by tl;dr for related inspiration.