Signal & Noise

Recently, a friend of mine, Mauna Burgess, posted a Facebook video by Gary Vaynerchuk about not worrying about how many subscribers you have, just focusing on making good content.

This reminded me of a short video Zack Arias made a few years ago. It’s a video I go back to and watch occasionally. Maybe not as often as I should. It’s probably good for my mental health.

When I speak with people, especially those who are just getting into video or photography, a lot of their biggest complaints is that their pictures don’t look as good as someone else’s, or they don’t get as many likes. I think it’s a trap that a lot of us fall into.

The intro is a little long, but the video really gets going around a minute in. If you enjoyed this content, you may enjoy his other video, Transform.

TL;DW: Worrying about FB likes is noise. Perfecting your craft is signal. Focus on the signal, not the noise.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s