I spent a long time in the back of my wife’s car today. We were road tripping to see a part of the state we have never been to visit before (or at least not together). Last weekend I dabbled in bringing Leaders N Legacies out in the world. I noticed something called #SelfPromoSaturday while getting my tweet on. At first it seems like it was simply a guilt free excuse to drop your creative project in the public view with a catchy little (or big) hashtag.
I spent some time putting my wares on threads and then I came along a post from @HN2DM (the “How Not to DM Podcast”). Assuming it’s Derek, the host, posting and he had a wonderful twist on #SelfPromoSaturday was supposed to work.
The instruction that caught my eye “TAG somebody else who is making awesome stuff”. As my wife would remind me “This isn’t about you, Dave”. It’s about uplifting the community. And the D&D #TTRPG community is amazing, diverse and making a difference for each other. There are so many benefits to being part of this community. The Scouter in this loves this. In fact we started one of our podcast with part of this quote.
“But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.”Lord Baden-Powell (https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/262101.Baden_Powell)
I can’t think about a better way to support the creative efforts of a lot of people and to connect others to that content that #SelfPromoSaturday. Taking the time to promote “Ourself” as vibrant community is a much better paradigm that promoting “Yourself” as a singular creator. Kudos for @HN2DM for pointing this out to me.
So please check out these amazing podcasts and creators:
Feel free to comment below with some folks you want to see get a shout out on #SelfPromoSaturday