Thoughts on “10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered”

Today I read Austin Kleon’s post “10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered: Lessons from my book ‘Show Your Work!’“. His ten ways were:


The point that interested me the most was “open up your cabinet of curiosities”. From what I had read of the article up to that point, I thought that the article was more focused on people who create things, like artists or authors. I didn’t know that I could just share a blog post of something I found interesting and that would fall under the same category of creativity. I like blogging; I have a personal Tumblr that I use quite a bit. To think that I am benefiting people just by blogging is a nice thought.

The point that is the hardest for me is to “learn to take a punch”. I am very sensitive to criticism even though I know that criticism can be a good thing. I’m learning ways to work on that and not take criticism so harshly.

Using Hypothesis to annotate the article was interesting…I am not a fan of annotating, so this assignment took some time for me, but I think Hypothesis is a nice platform in which to do so.

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