Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

January 21, 2021


This book made me see why not putting my work out there was not an option anymore. It hugely motivated this blog.

How I WISH the Book Changed Me:

  • It made me more comfortable with sharing my thoughts and my work online.
  • I plan to write and publish articles and stop being afraid of what “some” people might think, there is surely someone who will benefit from my work- and I will think of these people.
  • Self-promotion matters. Period. And I plan to advocate for and promote myself (because if I don’t then nobody will).

I WISH My Top 3 Takeaways were:

  • I had a professor in college who returned our graded essays, walked up to the chalkboard, and wrote in huge letters: “SO WHAT?” She threw the piece of chalk down and said, “Ask yourself that every time you turn in a piece of writing.” It’s a lesson I never forgot. Always be sure to run everything you share with others through The “So What?” Test.
  • If you want to be more effective when sharing yourself and your work, you need to become a better storyteller. You need to know what a good story is and how to tell one.
  • The minute you learn something, turn around and teach it to others. Share your reading list. Point to helpful reference materials. Create some tutorials and post them online.** Use pictures, words, and video. Take people step-by-step through part of your process. As blogger Kathy Sierra says, **“make people better at something they want to be better at”

Made with lots of ♥️ and