I recall how years ago, I used to write and publish between 6 and 8 blog posts per day on MobilityArena. It was a lot of work. I never did any copy-and-paste. I’d research a topic and then write, citing sources. I’d also write completely original articles from my personal experiences with devices and services. These included phone reviews, of course.
Six to eight good quality articles per day is gruelling work. But it is the kind of grind that produced success and MobilityArena continues to benefit from it till date. You won’t stand out by doing the barest minimum. You won’t excel that way. All the smart working in the world will not take the place of hard work. Some of the smartest people I know are also the hardest workers.
I have since eased myself off that intense workload and now do more work in the background. But I do not forget how I got here. The thing about real success is that it can be replicated. If I ever need to do it again, I will. It is a replicable process.
But one thing is sure: the barest minimum will get you…well…the barest minimum.