Show Your Work For Sure, But Where? My Thoughts On An Austin Kleon Book

Last Update: April 02, 2021

I am in the middle of reading Show Your Work by Austin Kleon and I love it. However, I am struggling with how to implement one aspect of what the book says to do, and I am wondering if you guys have any input on that. Or maybe writing about it, helps me clarify things - that happens at times.

Austin Kleon suggests that we should show some of our processes behind the scenes on a daily basis. I love that idea because I always watch people's behind the scene stuff as well, and videos and other content like that get a lot of traffic. What is not to like there? I do find interesting stuff all over the internet on a constant basis, like for example a chrome extension that I have been using since yesterday Workona (I am not affiliated, just a fan of tools that help and keep my cluttered brain under control)

This is where my dilemma comes in:

What platform should I choose to share that on?

Here are my options:

  • write short posts about the stuff I find here on Wealthy Affiliate (pro: you are gentle audience; con: you are already sold on Wealthy Affiliate so no money to be made here)
  • write short post on LinkedIn (pro: I got over 10,000 people following me; con: there is a lot of content on there, so it is easy to get lost in the masses)
  • write a short post on my blog daily (pro: I already have the website set up and have some subscribers, which could draw in more subscribers; con: short posts don't rank well - okay they rank better than no posts, but still)
  • write short tips on Facebook (pro: easy to do and schedule; con; LinkedIn is a better platform for business info, people go on Facebook to be entertained for the most part, or talk about current events in their lives)
  • create a daily podcast episode (pro: I like doing podcasts, I already have one, and Anchor is easy to use; con: that would be a short episode each and every day, some very short, like this post for example. Not sure that would make a good podcast)

Of course, I could do some kind of combination of all of that as well. I do really like that idea as I said in the beginning. It is exactly the kind of content, I would consume, and judging by the ratings of others who are doing something to that effect, other people find that interesting as well.

What do you think? If it was your choice, which would you choose, or would you choose something completely different? (By the way, the niche is low content and no content publishing).

Thanks for reading my ramblings!


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JeffreyBrown Premium
Believe it or not, Claudia, WA Blog posts are indexed on Google, and if some non-WA member clicked on it to read it, they are soon taken to the membership page where they can join! I have gotten three referrals tat way. To check this out, go incognito and start typing one of the titles to a WA blog post of yours, and see that it comes up on Google! Just a thought!

Kav Premium
Very encouraging.
JeffreyBrown Premium
Thank you, Kav! I hope you are had a stellar weekend so far!

richardgb Premium
Hi Claudia
At the risk of teaching you how to suck eggs (an English expression meaning teaching you something you already know)...
Have you already asked yourself: "What do I want to achieve by showing some of my processes behind the scenes on a daily basis?"....
If you have, then you can use chunking up to figure out why you want to achieve whatever it is ... once you're clear on that it'll be easier to clarify and choose options.

The thing is that if you can't clarify (if only to yourself) whatever it is you want to achieve, then it doesn't matter what option/s you pick. Sorry if this is not necessary for you. I'm just trying to help when I don't know what you are trying to achieve apart from do an exercise suggested in Austin Kleon's book.
jghwebbrand Premium
WoW! Not sure what I would do. But certainly I wouldn't publish in on WA because you get no value. Nor would I publish it on Facebook. Doing Podcasts seems like a good option, though daily would be very demanding.
ClaudiaHB Premium
yup, I was thinking the same thing - not WA, and not Facebook, but I am beginning to consider making one post per week on my blog about that, instead? Like you know, kind of like "What Have I Learned This Week" or something like that post. And that I could turn into a podcast. I might call it "This Week In Low Content Publishing - might not be a bad idea at all, lol - blessings! That is why I write things down, lol. While writing stuff seems to clarify things on their own, and input like yours makes me think in directions I would not have otherwise.
jghwebbrand Premium
By doing a weeks worth your post would be longer. and have more potential for ranking.
That seems to be a good idea and then you won't be obligated to create a Podcast either every day. But you will have two ways to gain traffic.

Like your suggested option of weekly.