Not sharing your work looks impressive, while sharing your work looks approachable

  • The decision of whether to show the process behind your work comes down to whether you want to appear professional or approachable. Because of this unwillingness of professionals to share their work (as they want to be seen as geniuses), you can use it to your advantage when building an audience.
  • When considering Expertise in a topic can hinder your ability to support someone less skilledExpertise in a topic can hinder your ability to support someone less skilled

    Having expertise in an area gives you the "Course of Knowledge", where you are actually less effective at teaching a beginner as you have a harder time relating to their difficulties.
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    , it makes even more sense to share your work as an amateur. It could even be argued that while you are starting out, documenting the journey is a lot more valuable to others than the work itself.
  • This idea even extends into personal life, where showing mistakes and being vulnerable enables closer human connection.