“A Door to Iteration, Innovation, and Constant Progress”: What Is Open Source?
What is open source? Here’s a primer with article, video, and podcast recommendations to learn more.
How to Showcase Your Projects
“Your work is a reflection of who you are. How you curate your projects influences the story people tell themselves about you.” The final toolkit from season two’s Own Your Content campaign offers tips on building your online portfolio.
How to Build a Newsletter List
“A newsletter is the single greatest asset you can build for yourself that pushes you to commit to the long-haul.” In this toolkit on the Own Your Content site, learn the benefits of building your own email list and explore resources to help you get started.
Khoi Vinh on How His Blog Amplified His Work and Career
“But mostly you have to do it in a way that continually stirs your personal passion.” On the Own Your Content site, Khoi Vinh shares insights on blogging, content versus writing, and building one’s own platform.
Practical Wisdom: Toolkits for Creative Professionals
Read tips and takeaways from this season’s Own Your Content campaign.
How to Give Proper Attribution
“Have you ever held a door for a stranger and they didn’t thank you for it? That’s what it feels like when someone uses your work and doesn’t give you credit or proper attribution.” In this Own Your Content toolkit, Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley and others share advice on giving credit on the internet.
How to Write Your About Page
“The key is to avoid thinking of your About page as something that’s set in stone. Look at it like a canvas where every brushstroke adds a new layer of texture and color, adding richness to your story.” This Own Your Content toolkit provides tips and resources for crafting your About page.
Letting Go of Perfection and Growing Multiple Skills to Enrich Creativity
“When people tell me they think they should be blogging and posting on social media, but they don’t have anything to share, I recommend creating daily or weekly challenges for themselves.” On the Own Your Content site, Jen Hewett share insights on the creative process.
How to Keep Your Guest List Inclusive and Diverse
“I don’t think we’re at a common understanding, yet. Inclusion means a lot of things to a lot of people,” says Kat Holmes, the director of user experience design at Google. This toolkit on the Own Your Content site compiles diversity and inclusion resources for you and your organization.
How to Make a Proper Introduction for a Collaboration
At Own Your Content, you’ll find advice from influencers across various topics. This toolkit offers tips from Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge, and others on how to craft thoughtful emails that can lead to creative collaborations.
On Making Your Business Better, Not Bigger
“I think we just have to be honest and get over our penchant towards not wanting to brag a little.” In an interview with Paul Jun as part of the Own Your Content campaign, Paul Jarvis discusses About pages, keeping your business small, and the importance of an online space that we own.
“It’s a Place for Writing and Thinking”: On Blogs and What It Means to Own Your Content
Three inspiring creators dissect what it means to “own your content” in today’s digital world.
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