Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered Austin Kleon
A great follow-up to Steal Like an Artist, which details how to be discovered.
Basically, find your people (easy to do with the interwebs) share a lot (easy to do with the interwebs) don’t be spammy (being spammy is easy to do with the interwebs) and learn to take criticism and stick it out for the long term.
My favorite part was when he says “No Guilty Pleasures” because he means it in the way that you shouldn’t be guilty about your pleasures--if you like it, embrace it.
I also like his emphasis on teaching and sharing skills and inspirations and opening up work processes as well as work products. I love that aspect of online maker culture right now. (I think Pinterest is great for sharing and discovering other people’s inspirations and work.)
Overall, it’s very practical, hands-on advice on how let other people know you’re out there, making things.
It retains the same vibe and design aesthetic of Steal Like an Artist and the two work really well together.
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