Every cool blog post, every podcast, every video that you enjoy for free online comes to you because another human being chose to put their time and energy into making it. A few of these folks got paid for their efforts, but the vast majority were doing it for free.This excellent post goes on to explain that all this great content is only sustainable if the people making it are rewarded. She says it so much better than I can: read on here.
I'm starting a monthly series called Pay it Forward, very much inspired by Sister Diane's work on Craftypod. Will you join me? Each month anyone who wants to participate will ask these two questions:
1) Who adds value to my creative life?I will choose one or more blogs, businesses, or artists to support and report back to you at the end of the month. I'd like to focus on supporting people financially. But paying it forward can also look like words of support, helping to spread the word about a favorite business, or other non-monetary means of sustaining someone else's work.
2) Knowing it takes hard work to produce creative inspiration, how can I pay it forward to sustain them?
I'll be back next week to share who I supported this month. What other ideas do you have for paying it forward?
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