Developing an Appreciation for Exceptional Content

The internet is filled with an abundance of content, including articles, videos, podcasts, and newsletters. This is especially true in the field of web design and its various subgenres.

While it may seem like a golden age of content creation, it’s important to consider whether we are overwhelming ourselves and undervaluing the creators. For instance, we often mindlessly “like” content on social media without even reading it, constantly seeking that next dopamine hit. In doing so, we may be missing out on what’s right in front of us.

With this in mind, it’s worth exploring how we can learn to appreciate great content and support those who create it. Here are a few ideas:

1. Optimize Your Social Media Feeds: Take the time to curate your social media feeds by unfollowing or muting accounts that don’t interest you. Focus on quality over quantity to save time and reduce visual clutter.

2. Tell Others Why You Love a Piece of Content: When you share content, add a testimonial explaining why you found it valuable. This provides context and encourages others to check it out.

3. Reach Out to Your Favorite Creators: Show your support by reaching out to content creators. Whether through blog comments or social media interactions, let them know you appreciate their work and provide feedback or ask questions.

4. Subscribe to Free and Paid Content: Consider subscribing to content creators, either through sharing your email address or paying for a subscription. This helps creators cover costs and continue producing outstanding content.

5. Support the Content You Love: Recognize that most content creators are independent individuals who are passionate about their subjects. By cleaning out your feeds, sharing important content, engaging with authors, and subscribing to their work, you can make a meaningful impact and help great content stand out.

By implementing these steps, we can better appreciate and support the content that matters to us while also benefiting our own mental health.