Why do you share your work? Be featured in my next post!

Hey everyone,

I am writing a post on why creative professionals share their work everyone from game developers to elearning developers. I would love for you to contribute. 

If you want to participate please let me know your name, website/LinkedIn/Twitter handle so I can credit you. Also, a tweetable quote(less then 140 characters) that starts something like: "I share my work to..." "I share my work because..." For instance it could be:

Example: I show my work as a method of exploration. When I have to articulate why I did something, I'm forced to question it. - Kristin

I'll be putting it in a visual format like this SlideShare I did but I'll be adding Tweet buttons to the quotes. The more visual sounding the quote the better!

- Mel

11 Replies
Brian Ambrose

Ha! I just shared my 1st post literally seconds before I saw your tweet. I shared it because I know that I am inspired by other people's work. I learn and grow from it. I want share more to become part of that creative machine.

Is that 140 characters? If not, go with this..."Others inspire me. I share my work to become part of that creative machine. Everyone gets better through sharing."

It's a campy and terrible quote, but very true.

Also, here's my 1st post to ELHChallenge. Not my best, but I wanted to post something and this came to mind.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18700416/EL%20Heroes%20Slider%20-%20Storyline%20output/story.html

Twitter - @BATrains  Company Twitter @TrainingAllies

LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianambrose

Matthew Guyan

Hi Mel,

I guess I'm similar to Brian in that I'm also inspired by others and want to give back.

I share because:

it might benefit others working on their projects.

it might help someone solve a problem or give them an idea. 

it helps me to think more deeply about what I'm doing and how.

it's documenting stuff that's otherwise exists in my head :-)

Looking forward to reading your post Mel!

Cheers,

Matt

Phil Mayor

Hi Mel

Great idea and this is something I am really passionate about.  I think the main reason I share is to give back, when I started out, this community was where i learnt my craft. I think I will always feel indebted to the community and feel that I should always helps people who are where I was.

I strongly feel that if you are going to share a project you have built , that you should also give the source file away as I expect most people learn better from reverse engineering what you have done. I normally build out demos and POC just to see if it can be done and at that point for me the files have no value, but I hope that others can learn something from my trials and tribulations.

Good luck with the post.

 

David Anderson

Great topic, Melissa!

Disclaimer: This applies to an earlier place I worked (NOT Articulate):
I share my work because people on Twitter care more about what I do than my own company.

One more:
I share my work because personal growth comes from taking risks and the biggest risk of all is clicking the "Publish" button.

I would also echo Phil's comments regarding sharing source file. There's something valuable about showing one's work but totally selfless to share the source from one's work. If there's a next-level sharing, it's definitely connected to giving away one's source files.

Ashi (Neha) Tandon
Phil Mayor

Hi Mel

Great idea and this is something I am really passionate about.  I think the main reason I share is to give back, when I started out, this community was where i learnt my craft. I think I will always feel indebted to the community and feel that I should always helps people who are where I was.

I strongly feel that if you are going to share a project you have built , that you should also give the source file away as I expect most people learn better from reverse engineering what you have done. I normally build out demos and POC just to see if it can be done and at that point for me the files have no value, but I hope that others can learn something from my trials and tribulations.

Good luck with the post.

 

 

David Anderson

Welcome to ELH and the challenges, Brian! I just saw your tweet from last night and updated the slider challenge to include your entry: https://community.articulate.com/articles/interactive-sliders-elearning-examples#BrianAmbrose

Nothing campy about your quote! I am a better designer for sharing and interacting with others who share. I can't think of a more generous industry or community than what we're part of!

Patti Bryant

Hey Melissa!

Great idea! Here's mine:

"I share my work because I believe in karma. What you give, you get." - Patti Bryant

"I share my work because I believe we're all connected. Helping others pushes us all forward." - Patti Bryant

Keepin' the joy,
Patti Bryant
http://learningreinvented.net
https://twitter.com/positivedent
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pattibryant\

David Tait

The majority of the work that I develop can't be shown publicly, making it difficult to build a portfolio that shows off my skills.

I would say that "I share my work to raise my profile and to showcase my abilities."

I appreciate the sentiment of the majority that say they share their work to give back to the community. This is why I try to reply to questions on the forum if I feel I can help.

http://www.4-pt.co.uk
@4ptLtd

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/taitdavid