…and we’re back.
Summer posting is hard but I have some really good posts coming up (not counting this tidbit). I have to admit that I’ve spent a little too much time on them (at least story boarding them). After my last couple of posts, I decided to scale things back and bump up the quality a bit. If I feel it doesn’t work out, I’ll switch back to my regular posting habits.
Today, I want to offer up my thoughts on collaboration and it is simple:
Collaboration is not for everyone but everyone should try it.
I absolutely love collaboration. I love working with other people and I always have. I love getting feedback and I love giving feedback. For crying out loud, I have worked on side projects just to collaborate and even set up peer reviews with other professionals. All for the sake of collaboration!
But you’re thinking: “If you love it so much, what’s wrong with it?”
Personally, I chalk it up to personality traits. I’ll admit that I’m not the most outgoing person in the world but I certainly see its value. I originally forced myself into it to hold myself accountable on my side projects (way back when). For this very reason, I think that everyone should give peer collaboration a try, even if you don’t like it! It’s easy to put off side projects when you’re the only person involved!
Trust me. Call up one of your peers and offer to start a project together. Obviously, pick something you both care about and run wild!
I challenge you! Do you accept or have you already conquered it? Please share!
PS – Yes, this is a teaser post!