Attention is fantastic, don’t shy away from it. If you’re a creative, then the one thing you should be continually asking yourself is how do I get attention. Look at the majority of creatives who are into design, whether that is Graphic design, Web design, UX design or whatever else. You will soon notice that this majority tends to be shy, reserved and unwilling to share their artwork and design with people they don’t know. This fear of getting the necessary attention comes from the fear of not knowing what others might think or say about their work, let’s just call it the fear of criticism.
I come across so many gifted students in the creative space who either out of fear or ignorance, do not showcase their work on the web. While there are so many talented creatives who work harder, learn more and dedicate a whole lot of time and effort in improving their work, they just fail to get some attention by posting content on the web. Look at all successful creatives who you and I both know about, and you will soon notice that their journey to the top required them to get massive amounts of attention. It was this attention that allowed them to succeed and develop a following that would then purchase and admire their work.
Grab attention now:
Look, if you are the type of person I mentioned above, and you have some solid design work in your arsenal, then get some attention for yourself right now. Today, having a portfolio is not enough, especially when it’s on a website nobody knows about. You want to be producing content on every popular social media platform you can get your work on.
Here’s a good list below for you to get Attention:
- Facebook (Great for Search Engine ranking)
- Google Plus (Great for Search Engine ranking)
- Instagram (Share your pathway and drafts here, people love to see what goes on behind the scene)
All the mediums I have mentioned above are a great place to start but, its not a comprehensive list. The more platforms you are on, the more attention you will get.
It’s time to get rid of the ignorant mentality that “If I post good work then people will eventually know who I am.”. This just isn’t true, you have to get people’s attention for them to know who you are out of the other 7.5 billion people in the world.