I enjoy revisiting books that I’ve read in the past because each time you read it, you are in a different season of life. An example of this is the book Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon.

The first time I read it I remember he had two small pages on keeping a Praise File and I honestly thought it was a sort of, self-righteous I am the most remarkable human being in the world thing, to do. A few years later and now I get it 100%.

The more work you put out on the internet, the less praise you get. It takes its toll, and you have to stay on guard to not let people get you down. Having a folder full of lovely things is an excellent way of reminding yourself why you are doing what you are, and refocusing on the positive.

Just keep it private because you don’t want to come across as a narcissist on the social media.


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