[Creators Spotlight]: Just keep creating content, no matter what your style or media happens to be, there is an audience for it - Logan Daley
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Logan Daley sharing insights about his journey as a content creator!
Creators are the heart and soul of Tealfeed. As they continuously work towards feeding us more information every day, it's only fitting to bring out their journey for the world to know.
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Logan Daley.
Logan Daley, Information Security Manager at Ray White, talks about growing up in a small town in Canada and shares his idea of success, early life, and all about his journey as a content creator.
Continue reading to find out more!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? What lessons did that person, or those people teach you?
Undoubtedly, my father. He taught me the value of hard work and being willing to take on any project both for the satisfaction of accomplishing something and to learn something in the name of self-reliance and the ability to help others.
Tell us about your childhood, what was the best part? Is there any specific incident that has largely influenced the kind of person you are today?
For the most part, simple pleasures like being left to explore and understand on my own instead of being spoon-fed information and having things done for me was the best. I was the kid that took things apart to understand how they worked and why (even if I couldn’t always get them back together and make them work again).
I was also bullied a lot which taught me humility and to be empathetic and kind instead of bitter and vengeful.
Where is your hometown, and what was it like when you were young?
I come from a small town in New Brunswick, Canada and growing up, it was a busy, noisy little place powered by industries like mining and a paper mill. Agriculture and fishing were big things (and still is) and people worked hard, but played hard, too.
It’s a far different place these days, but people seem content and happy going about their simple, unhurried lifestyles.
How important a role does content play in your life? Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
Creating content is very important. I find I am a far better writer than a speaker despite feeling very comfortable with public speaking and presenting. I like to let ideas flow and worry about the format and presentation later, so I can spend an hour or two writing, followed by several hours of tidying up and tweaking the message.
It’s most important just to get ideas in text instead of worrying about the finished product as you go. I’m not a full-time creator as there just isn’t enough money in it for me right now, but it is a nice side hustle.
I started creating content in order to venture forth ideas and concepts to a broader audience and while I have been writing my whole life, I started mainly on Linkedin more than a decade ago.
What’s that one aspect of being a content creator no one talks about?
The sheer amount of times that content is rejected or receives little attention. We seem to hear all about success, and little about failure. Instead, I see these “failures” as learning opportunities.
When something doesn’t work, it helps you figure out what does. I’m tired of the “get rich writing” posts because they only show a finished product and not the journey to get there, which is what interests me the most.
I hope to never arrive at a destination and stay on the pursuit forever.
What’s the most satisfying part of being a content creator?
When you get those small tokens of appreciation, like a comment, a share, or a “like” (which takes many forms). Even just seeing the number of reads of an article without any actual feedback is quite pleasing.
It means that no matter how little someone gives, they still saw fit to give some of their time, and time is a precious thing.
What are you up to currently and what are your long-term career goals?
I have just wrapped up my five-year employment with a systems integrator and am moving from a sales-driven focus to a management and operations focus in the real estate industry.
I’ll be looking after information security, management, and protection of sensitive data. Although I did very well in a sales support role, I feel my new career move allows me to focus on outcomes other than sales targets.
What drives you to create content regularly?
Writing is a stress relief outlet for me and creating content can be therapeutic and cathartic at times. I like to take a complex concept and convert it into a simplified interpretation to remove the mystique around technology.
After all, knowledge is meant to be shared and the way it is shared isn’t always practical, so I aim to bridge that gap.
What’s the most challenging part of being a content creator?
Providing meaningful and relevant content that isn’t driven by a personal agenda or carries a negative focus. We get more than enough ranting and criticisms as it is, so I try to examine things from a more neutral viewpoint and find both the good and bad, plus the balance in between.
How do you make sure that you aren’t affected by nasty comments and negative things said about you?
I treat comments and negative feedback as a reflection of the person that said them and does not take anything too personally. Our feelings are our own, and how a person chooses to share those emotions is entirely theirs. We also must remember that positivity comes from the same place and how a person making those remarks feels about themselves.
Anything else you would like our audience to know about you!
I’d rather people ask me anything; they’ll always get an honest answer. They might not like what they hear, but it will be unscripted, unfiltered, and completely genuine.
Why did you start creating content on Tealfeed?
I try to avoid the mainstream social media that is overrun by “influencers” and other manipulators for personal gain.
I seek out platforms where the message can be heard without the distraction of all the attention seekers. I think those that are truly interested know how to find what interests them and can filter the background noise.
Thus, I started on Tealfeed.
How would you want people to remember you?
As a promoter of empathy and kindness, which is why I started using the hashtag “#humanitynotmachinery”. Always look for the person behind the machines.
What's success for you and when you would consider yourself to be successful?
Success is just being able to create and share content. I don’t think you can measure success on a balance sheet because it is too subjective. Success needs to be felt within and experienced first-hand, not based on the view of others.
Who’s your favourite creator? Why?
It depends on the content I am consuming. I don’t think I have favourite individuals, but perhaps favourite styles and formats. They vary day by day, so I do tend to consume a lot of different content.
To every individual who’s planning to start out as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
Just Create and don’t care what other people think if that is what is holding you back. Just keep going, no matter what your style or media happens to be – there is an audience for it.
Few maintain consistency, few remain unique, and fewer are the ones who do both of these right, and earn a spot in Tealfeed Spotlight.