Creativity does not get the same validation in society as other professions. Where would you be without beautiful works of art to decorate your home, music that reaches in and soothes your soul after a long hard day or the inspirational words of your favorite writer giving you the encouragement to reach for your dreams? Let’s face it, the creative arts keep us all going in tough times often expressing an inner yearning that we can not yet reach through our own words and expressions. In order to honor those who have given so much, here are ten ways to acknowledge and support those who work in creativity.
- Buy her products, artwork, books, classes and articles
Money is an energy that you can use to support your favorite creative. This world is a material one and your creative will need cash flow in order to continue the work that you and she loves.
- Leave a kick ass review/testimonial
Putting your appreciation into words is a great gift. When you write a review state what product you bought and how it has changed your life in a positive way. One way to do this is to describe a before and after scenario.
- Like/Share and Comment in Facebook posts about her blogs, business & products
Social media works great when others like, comment and share. If a post has no likes, comments or shares it will not last long in the news feed. Likes are wonderful, consider also leaving a comment which makes a more personal connection. Facebook places items with lots of attention into the news feed for more people to feast upon.
Use your 140 words or less and give a shout out to your creative. Tweet about their products, blogs or ask others to follow especially on Fridays with #FF.
- Pray & send her positive blessings
Your thoughts are a powerful energy. When you send up prayers for your creative and her business it make a difference and is greatly appreciated.
- Comment on an actual blog post
When you comment on the actual blog post, others who are bloggers on that same system will get an opportunity to read it and follow future blogs. This helps your creative get noticed and build a loyal base of followers.
- Become a benefactor/make a donation to her
If you have the money and want to donate to a good cause, consider the creative in your life. Most creatives are not classified as non –profits, your money most likely would not be tax-deductible. Although, you could support a mission or cause that you believe in on a deeper level.
- Send her a thank you note or card for service well done
Thank you notes and cards are original ways to connect with your creative and give them a boost of encouragement. This becomes a keepsake for the creative who can look back and read these positive messages on those dark days.
- Refer your friends and family to her
There is no bigger compliment than telling others that you trust and like a certain creative’s products. You may not realize that one of the best ways to boost a business is through word of mouth like yours. You have a power, go out and use it for good.
- Encourage her when she feels down
Be a kind ear and motivator. It is tough work being a creative. She has to learn how to ride the biggest waves of success and the lowest points of no responses or rejections. There are many times your creative will want to give up, don’t let her!
In the next 3 months, I am asking you to commit to supporting your favorite creative even more. This could mean adding in a couple of new ways to help that you have not tried before or doing what you are currently doing on a deeper level. As a creative, I thank you. For what you do to help one creative helps us all.