Definition: Inundate (Pronounced: inənˌdāt); Latin; verb
1. Overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with.
Why I love this word:
Since starting this blog, I have really immersed myself in the business of blogging, and wanting to find out everything I possibly can about writing and content creation. At first it was fun and exciting as I slowly kept finding great writers, articles, other bloggers and influencers but now the more amazing people I find, the more overwhelmed (but excited) I get. The web is absolutely inundated with content of all kinds. It's the new currency of discoveries, knowledge and connecting with like minded people. Depending on what vertical you are in, there can be around 15-20 blogs you are told to read, (I have about 25 blogs I try to keep up with on a daily basis) and 200 people you are told are 'must follows' on Twitter. In addition to keeping up with written content, there are also regularly scheduled podcasts to listen to and Ted Talks to watch.
Talk about information overload. Don't get me wrong I absolutely LOVE it; an entire day spent reading amazing content and studying other entrepreneurs, writers and influencers is considered an amazing day in my book. But then in a way you don't get actual writing done and your own blog doesn't get updated for a few days and then you feel guilty and unproductive..but it's not unproductive because you are learning! Oh the struggle...but now that I have made a ton of discoveries and I have a strong list of people I look up to. I'm in the works of reorganizing my editorial and life calendar to be able to read a lot of great content and also practice my writing as well. Thanks for reading!
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