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11 suspicious content creation myths you shouldn’t believe

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Content creation myths that new content creators find online can lead them to create content the wrong way. As a content creator for quite some time now, I have read many things online and I’ve seen many content creation myths that mislead me in the past, but thanks to the power of experimenting that brought me back to the right track. As a result, I have decided to help you bust these myths and give you a few tips to make your content creation journey easier. 

On one hand, you should be aware that I’m specialized in blogging content creation, however, these myths can be prefabricated or paraphrased to ruin the will of any content creator out there regardless of the platform. Make sure that you grab a cup of coffee and read the post slowly and carefully to digest the information.

There are different content because people are different. On one hand, the content creators can create a different type of content more than the other, some are better writers, others better speakers. Audiences also prefer different content, some prefer reading chunks of text, others prefer listening or watching ….etc.

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Before we start, let’s have a look at the different content:

#1: Blog posts: they are normally meaty, full of information and longer

#2: Podcast: If you are a person who is a better speaker than writer, then podcast is the type of content people prefer when they are doing something else and don’t read.

#3: Social Media posts: Unlike blog posts, these posts are shorter and give the chicken soup of the topic that you are discussing.

#4: Videos: YouTube videos are a type of content for visual people who prefer to see and watch than read.

Content creation myths:

Myth #1: I should create one type of content

I saw many “EXPERTS” out there encouraging content creators to create only one type of content. But the truth is, when you create different content, you’ll attract different audiences who prefer one of the types you provided.

Myth #2: I should create different content for each platform

This is a huge mistake, I know and understand that different platforms allow different content, yet, you don’t have to go from scratch for each platform and these are some ideas:

Record a video for YouTube then write a blog post about it “using what you said in the video”

Record a podcast and use a voice-to-text application to turn it into a blog post.

Write a blog post and choose the headings to create social media posts.

These are just a few ideas to do it.

Myth #3: You need expensive SEO courses to create content

I know that SEO is essential for any content “and each platform has different SEO rules” However, you can always learn SEO by cheaper courses, products or the free mini-courses till you start to pick up and invest in more expensive courses.

Don’t stop yourself from creating content because you can’t afford expensive SEO courses, I’m sure you’ll be surprised by the variety of options out there.

Myth #4: Stuffing my content with KW’s will let me rank faster

Now this has been the case 10 years ago when you had to stuff the KW’s everywhere in the blog post, however, that’s not the case anymore and using the KW’s strategically makes your post rank before you know it.

Myth #5: If yoast plug in doesn’t turn all green, I won’t rank

Yoast SEO Plug-in is annoying many times. I totally understand how frustrating it is to please yoast. With experimenting, I found out that sometimes it glitches or shows false info “like telling you you didn’t use an internal link when the link is there in the post”. Yoast is a tool to guide you in making your post ranks faster, but if not all the points lit green, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance to rank.

Myth #6: Google’s algorithms changes so fast I can’t keep up

Google’s algorithms change, yes, that’s true, yet you have more than enough time to adjust and tweak to get your content to be seen and ranked. Google’s changes always for the best, so don’t be afraid to check the latest updates, and you’ll always have enough time to fix things in your content.

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Myth #7: Many people write about the same topic no one will read mine

Different people have different writing styles and voices. Who might like your style, might not like someone else’s style. And to be fair, if many people are writing about a topic, that means many others are searching for it and want it.

Myth #8: If I created so much content about a topic, no one will buy my product

This is totally false. When you create good meaty content for free, people will know how experienced you are and how much knowledge you hold about the topic which will cause them to trust you and seek your products.

Myth #9: I am a mom and typing my content is difficult and long so I shouldn’t bother trying

As a working mom, knowing that typing isn’t my favourite part, I totally get it and know your pain. However, have you tried the voice-to-text feature in google docs or Microsoft word? 

You can download the app, turn on the feature, use a headset while working at home, and start talking. The app will transfer all the speech into text that you can edit later on.

It takes a few tries to get used to it, but hey you don’t have to write the whole post?

Myth #10: Once I publish my piece of content, I don’t have to go back to it.

Myth #11: The content calendar should be filled immediately or I’ll fail

I have written a few posts about the importance of a content calendar, and I have mentioned the ways to fill it. Many new content creators go in one of these two paths, either not having a content calendar, or trying to fill it completely in one sit.

Yes, I know it’s possible to fill it, but If you can’t fill it immediately or want to change or not stick to it, it doesn’t mean you’ll fail!! It just means you need more time to find better ideas.

And by this I conclude the myths I’ve seen out there, and I feel so bad for the new content creators believing these myths. I’m sure you’ve heard at least one of them or believed it, so I want you to take the plunge and start creating your amazing content.

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Skipped till the end? No problem, I got you with this summary:

The myths about content creations that need to be busted are:

Myth #1: I should create one type of content

Myth #2: I should create different content for each platform

Myth #3: You need expensive SEO courses to create content

Myth #4: Stuffing my content with KW’s will let me rank faster

Myth #5: If yoast plug in doesn’t turn all green, I won’t rank

Myth #6: Google’s algorithms changes so fast I can’t keep up

Myth #7: Many people write about the same topic no one will read mine

Myth #8: If I created so much content about a topic, no one will buy my product

Myth #9: I am a mom and typing my content is difficult and long so I shouldn’t bother trying

Myth #10: Once I publish my piece of content, I don’t have to go back to it.

Myth #11: The content calendar should be filled immediately or I’ll fail

Now tell me, which of these myths did you hear or got into you?