Right off the bat, let’s be real with one-another and admit that it’s hard to put yourself out there.
Especially, when it comes to your creative work. The stuff you put your heart and soul into.
There is nothing more daunting than sharing something you created and then waiting for feedback and reactions. You never know what’s going to land and what is going to “fail”.
However, we do know this, that it takes a lot of balls to do it. If you’ve ever shared your vision with anyone, you know this feeling all too well.
It’s both exhilarating and terrifying, simultaneously.
I think it is important to let someone know when we enjoy what they do. This is something I feel is very important, to acknowledge someone’s effort and work. As someone who has been creating content for over eight years now, I can verify that positive feedback is not only wonderful, it’s greatly appreciated. It’s easy to just scroll through our feeds and “like” things without commenting, we don’t even think much about it. Believe me, I get it. Social media is passive at the best of times. However, I do think it is detrimental to leave feedback if you like someone’s work.
Believe me, it means a lot to people. It encourages creators to keep going, to keep creating. It’s hard to stay afloat online these days. Particularly, with the constant YouTube glitches, demonetization’s and advertisers leaving the platform, etc. Feedback means more to creators than ever before. It keeps our channels showing up in your subscription feeds and lets us know someone is still watching.
I’m using YouTube as a example because that is the platform I post the most content on, but this goes for almost any platform people share content. The bottom line is that your feedback is incredibly important. It’s the driving force for the growth and recognition of some of your favourite creators and artists.
Basically, if you like someone’s work tell them. Support it and share it!
Here are some artists and creators I think deserve more love:
- Hands Off Gretel (Band)
- Skating Polly (Band)
- JingleHeartArt (YouTuber/Model)
- SecondClancy (YouTuber)
- NiamhCoughlanTattoo (Tattoo Artist)
- Milky_Tattoodles (Tattoo Artist)
- LiileeTattoos (Tattoo Artist)
- Kurtis Wiebe (Comic Book Writer)
- JediManda (Cosplayer)
- EilishBenoit (MUA)