We're told we need to share our work online to grow an audience.
We have to post daily to be even considered by the algorithms.
But this requires time, an endless stream of content and rigor that we simply don't have.
Let me introduce you to gems.
Gems are pieces of your work in progress: texts, graphs, recordings, quotes, screenshots, video clips, illustrations, infographics, memes, lists, useful resources, you name it.
As you create, you'll naturally spot little details you like, learn new things and even delete parts from your work you don't like. Put all of that in a "Gems" folder. Make this "save to gems" a habit.
Then once a day, after you've finished your work, share a gem.
Do it every day at 6pm, set reminders on your phone until it is a habit.
But in order to work, gems must be... GEMS! A simple acronym for you to remember:
I thought this might be a useful concept for other indie hackers. I've included places to share gems and tips about timing on this article that I wrote. Hope it's a useful habit for you too 💎