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When was the last time you got something of value for free on the Internet?
Your mission, if you choose to accept it today, is to give thanks or show appreciation to the person, people, or company that provides (or provided) something you enjoy.
Be it an article, blog post, recipe, photograph, work of art, piece of music, podcast, comic, your favorite artist or musician or website or whatever — take 2 minutes to go give thanks or appreciation to a content creator.
(Not the person, site, or company that shared the artist’s work, I mean the actual creator. The musician, the photographer, the artist, the writer, the company… The thing you appreciate originated from somewhere. Where? Who created it?)
In a world that wants everything for free, content creators often go undervalued and unappreciated.
Take the 2 minutes to write a sincere email or leave a comment for someone. Even if you don’t expect it will ever be read.
Chances are it will, and even it isn’t read by the person it was intended for, it sets a good example.
But above all, you’ll feel good about showing appreciation.
And if it’s not already something you do regularly, you might just find that you enjoy it so much that you want to make a habit of it.