Show Your Work! – part 4

Open up your cabinet of curiosities

Don’t be a hoarder

Even before you’re ready to share our work, you can share your appreciation for the work of others.
Things you read, watch, listen and subscribe to, sites you visit, artists you admire and are inspired by – things that humanise you, can help connect you with other fans, and lead people to find things that inspire them. Share, get other people interested in your interests and maybe they’ll share their interests.

No guilty pleasures

Inspiration can come from anywhere, no matter how ridiculous or lowbrow. Wear your heart on your sleeve and love your inspiration unashamedly and authentically.

“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”

Simon Pegg

Credit is always due

When you share work, credit the artist.
What is it, who made it, when and where? Why are you sharing it, where can people see more of it, and where did you get it from?
Attribution without a link is pointless; people have better things to do than go hunting for information on a whim, but they’ll click a link if there is one.