[Creators Spotlight]: Do not wait for a big idea to create content, start small and make iterative improvements- Ankit Vijay
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 Ankit Vijay. Ankit, Senior Software Development Engineer at Credit Clear Limited, shares spending his childhood in Delhi and shares how he handles criticism!
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 Ankit Vijay. Ankit, Senior Software Development Engineer at Credit Clear Limited, shares spending his childhood in Delhi and shares how he handles criticism!
Continue reading to find out more.
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?
My dad and his never say die attitude. He was the kindest person I ever knew. He taught me to be humble and be a good human being.
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?
When I was a kid, my dad sometimes took me to his office, and there, I had my first encounter with computers. I still have vivid memories of playing Prince on MS-DOS.
Later, one of the most exciting parts of my schooling was half an hour of learning PC Logo and GW-Basic. The love for programming is still not lost and drives me even today.
Where is your hometown, and what was it like when you were young?
I have lived in Delhi most of my childhood, but my roots are from Rajasthan. I was born in the West and did my schooling in the North, my college in the East, and I worked in down South. I have seen a part of each part of India.
How important a role does content play in your life? Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
I have been writing blogs for over five years now. It is an essential part of my life. I feel it is vital to share our learnings with the world and take everyone along the journey. I learn from others every day, and I think it is my responsibility to give it back to the community.
What’s that one aspect of being a content creator no one talks about?
It takes a lot of effort to create "good" content. Most of us have full-time jobs, and the content that we create comes from personal time. There is not a lot we gain except the satisfaction that we could help someone in some part of the world.
What’s the most satisfying part of being a content creator?
When I receive an email, tweet, or comment from my readers that my content helped them solve their problem, it gives a tremendous sense of joy and motivates me to continue writing.
What drives you to create content regularly?
We encounter and solve complex problems every day. Many of those problems already have answers on the internet. But some don't. I attempt to fill that considerable gap just a little with my work.
What’s the most challenging part of being a content creator?
We often have a clear picture in our heads of what content we want to create. However, communicating what is in our heads to the readers or viewers can be challenging.
How do you make sure that you aren’t affected by nasty comments and negative things said about you?
I always welcome constructive criticism as it only makes me better. However, if someone is being mean and abusive, that's where I draw the line.
The best way is to ignore those comments and let them not impact you. As Mark Twain said, "Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
What's success for you and when you would consider yourself to be successful?
We can never be satisfied, and there is always something new to learn or achieve. Success is a journey and not a destination. I don't think I'm successful yet and perhaps never will be.
Who’s your favourite creator? Why?
Scott Hanselman. Scott's passion for creating great content at an outstanding frequency is terrific. He has a unique style and can describe the most challenging problems in simple language.
To every individual who’s planning to start as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
Do not wait for a big idea to create content. Start small and make iterative improvements.
Few maintain consistency, few remain unique, and fewer are the ones who do both of these right, and earn a spot in Tealfeed Spotlight.