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Please read the post...it says we don't like rules...it does not suggest that you tell your students they have to follow rules...give them rules or don't give them rules or give them guidelines or don't give them guidelines but this is not about that...please stop it.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on 12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People
@sculptorartist @Kim Phillips @MaryWhitney1954 Right but nobody is saying these are all rules. You don't like rules, artists don't typically like rules that much. What are you having an issue with, exactly?
3 weeks, 5 days ago on 12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People
@sculptorartist @MaryWhitney1954 I don't think the word "rule" appears anywhere in the post. It says they are "tendencies."
@Rhett222 Not sure about the idea this post is "from non-creative people." I've been getting paid for creative work for nearly 35 years now.
@AidScholarship @Kim Phillips Everybody is (or should be) enthusiastic about their product. I've always said that if it's not interesting without exclamation points, adding them won't make it interesting. Let the words speak for themselves. I would have shared the article but for that.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 12 Most Unique College Scholarship Winning Tips
@AidScholarship @Kim Phillips I find it distracting and sort of RAH RAH to the point of maybe seeming spammy. In the past, 12Most hasn't allowed periods on subheads, but now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is okay. I was going to share the post but the feel of it seemed more promotional than informational.
Some good tips. Curious about the exclamation points on each subhead...?
@Sappho Aviva @Kim Phillips Yeah, hard to get better when everybody's telling you you're perfect. Used to be that sitting on the bench was an incentive for working harder and playing better, that "taking laps" was a consequence of not trying hard enough. If you know you're going to get a trophy no matter what you do, why bother? This leads to entitlement over effort and does nothing to build resilience or character. Had an experience recently with a retail establishment run by 20-something hipsters in a too-cool part of town. A week before Christmas, they're opening at 11:00 a.m., four days a week. Not exactly conducive to selling those gifts I wanted to buy for customers. When I suggested they might want to keep hours that are more like other stores, they went nuts, said I was harshin' their buzz, whatever. That's how sincere, polite feedback is received. Buh-bye.
2 months ago on 12 Most Telling Characteristics of a Social Media Troll
@Sappho Aviva That would depend on the definition of "overly" in rule #2 above. To those raised in the Everybody Gets a Trophy generation, any amount of criticism is too much. There can be no critical discourse because critical (i.e. questioning, challenging) thinking is not allowed. "Good job!" is allowed.
@Emmalish @BeckyGaylord @Kim Phillips I'd like to think I was that kind. It's also useful to remember that he who owns the printing press--or blog--gets to decide what gets published. You wouldn't believe the things I was asked to "tell" the media when I was a young pup.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Most Productive, Low-Cost Ways to Influence the Media
Love the last one especially!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Most Honest, Least Hypey Self-Promotion Tactics
@BP @Kim Phillips I'm not an expert in Latin, only in buying, selling, and making creative work for over 30 years now. If @Aeli has similar qualifications, I'd consider the question a serious one.
8 months ago on 12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People
@aeli Tell us about your qualifications as a creative professional, Aeli.
@Glen Iliffe @Kim Phillips People pay me handsomely for my experience, so, yes. If you want research, there are probably sites that provide that. I think if you'll notice, most of the posts on this website are written from the experiences of professionals in their fields. Move on.
@Glen Iliffe @JenniferSpencer The list is one of *tendencies* not laws. And they aren't necessarily positive or negative in every case. Most people have found the list entertaining and uplifting... one reader even emailed me to say it changed her life. I am entitled to write about my observations of creative types based on my experience of 30 years in buying, selling, and making creative work. If you want deep science, then perhaps there is another website you would enjoy more. Let's elevate this conversation all the way around, shall we?
@suslydic @Kim Phillips @AlfRehn @andersabrahamsson @suslyic You understand, exactly.
8 months, 1 week ago on 12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People
@Ben Goofingoff You sound like a very creative guy.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on 12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People
@Ben Goofingoff Here's my study: 33 years of buying, selling, and doing creative work. This is 12Most.com, not the Pew Center.
Mazel tov! Hope it's a great new experience...
10 months ago on I’ve Accepted a New Job with Sears
I usually need #3 reversed.
11 months ago on 12 Most Agreeable Ways to Disagree