I can’t keep up with all the conversations. The New York Times has this one series about fiction, then there’s the Good Letter’s Blog, my Book Forum updates with multitudes of interesting stuff to wade through. And that’s all on top of the reading of my friends’ recommendations, and the pieces my friends are writing (like this), and the conversations on their blogs, and Twitter, and Facebook. So I don’t know how to keep up. I can’t. There’s just too much.
Whatever you’re creating, whether it’s a story, or a blog, or art, or a song, once it’s finished you have to push it out into your world. To your friends or family or community. There’s no other way to be seen. Don’t just put something up on your blog and expect readers to come by. There’s too much other stuff to see and read and be entertained by. If you don’t care then don’t try, but if you care about your ideas or your conversation then share it. Or else I’ll go find something else and so will the readers and engagers.
No one is going to steal it and if they do then go get paid to create stuff. But as soon as you send it out go create something better. Continue this.
Don’t do it for affirmation because you probably won’t get any and what you get won’t satisfy you. People aren’t going to affirm you. You’re affirmed over time by your actions.
All this to say, I want to know what you got. Send me something you’re working on. I’ll drop everything else on my list because you matter to me and I care about this ragtag community of creatives. rossgale4 at gmail dot com
As soon as you hit send, begin the next thing.