It’s me again! Today I will share with you some pharagragh which I like the most. It is excerpt from Show Your Work of Austin Kleon. This book speaks to me precious value. It really works for me. I hope it works for you, too.
“Put yourself, and your work, out there every day, and you’ll start meeting some amazing people.”
A lot of social media is just about typing into boxes. What you type into the box open depends on the prompt. Facebook asks you to indulge yourself, with questions like “How are you feeling?” or “What’s on your mind?” Twitter’s is hardly better: “What’s happening?” What are you working on? Stick to that question and you’ll be good. Don’t show your lunch or your latte; show your work.
Don’t worry about anything you post being perfect. Science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon once said that 90 percent of everything is crap. The same is true of our own work. The trouble is, we don’t always know what’s good and what sucks. That’s why it’s important to get things in front of others and see how they react. “Sometimes you don’t always know what you’ve got, “says artist Wayne White. “It really does need a little social chemistry to make it show itself to you sometimes.”
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. We’re all busy, but we all get 24 hours a day. People often ask me, “How do you find the time for all this?” And I answer, “I look for it.” You find time the same place you find spare change: in the nooks and crannies. You find it in the cracks between the big stuff-your commute, your lunch break, the few hours after your kids go to bed. You might have to miss an episode of your favourite TV show, you might have to miss an hour of sleep, and share while the world is sleeping, and share while the world is at work.
Of course, don’t let sharing your work take precedence over actually doing your work. If you’re having a hard time balancing the two, just set a timer for 30 minutes. Once the timer goes off, kick yourself off the Internet and get back to work.
“Once day at a time. It sounds so simple. It actually is simple but it isn’t easy: It requires incredible support and fastidious structuring.”
The act of sharing is one of generosity – you’re putting something out there because you think it might be helpful or entertaining to someoneon the other side of the screen.
Always be sure to run everything you share with others through the “So What?” Test. Don’t overthink it; just go with your gut. If you’re unsure about whether to share something, let it sit for 24 hours.
“If you work on something a little bit every day, you’ll end up with something that is massive.”
Social network are great, but they come and go.If you’re really interested in sharing your work and expressing yourself, nothing beats owning your own space online, the place that you control, a place that no one can take away from you, a world headquaters where people can always find you.
Don’t think of your website as a self-promotion machine, think of it as a self-invention machine. Online, you can become the person you really want to be. Fill your website with your work and your idea and your stuff you care about. Over the years, you will be temped to abandon it for the newest, shiniest social network. Don’t give in. Don’t let it fall into neglect. Think about it in the long term. Stick with it, maintain it, and let it change with you over time.