Using the internet to get creative just makes sense. While doing things like making jewellery, cooking, painting are great fun, sometimes it is a breath of fresh air to create something digital. It’s easier to share, and if you are okay with using a creative commons zero licenses you might see your work remixed all over the web.
It used to be assumed that technology can inhibit peoples creative side, but with the massive rise in online media, photography websites, blogs and digitally mixed music we can safely say that just isn’t the case.
So when it comes to getting creative online where should you start?
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Start a blog, or a tumblr, or a reddit profile and hit the writers section. You can pretty much write and share whatever you can dream up. There are some fantastic blogging platforms, like WordPress, Blogger, Wix, and Squarespace.
You could choose to stick to a niche, or you might want to use it in a more exploratory way. You don’t need to splash your name all over it either, you can be totally anonymous - if you want.
Much like anything the more that you write, the better you will become and the more confidence you will have a longer term.
You might even start to put together collections to be published as an eBook.
There is some fantastic video software available. iMovie and Windows Media player are both free, but if you want to move on from the that, the big name in editing would be Final Cut Pro. A beautiful software that will take your work to the next level.
Of course, if you are filming anything you can use your own footage without issues, but when it comes to music you might like to check out something like https://stockmusic.net/royalty-free-music/genre-folk.
You can share them on youtube, Instagram, Vimeo and your own website too.
If you think that computer software is going to be a much then check out apps like Ripl and Hypno. They take the stress out of everything and give you pretty great results.
It might not be a grand masterpiece but the chances you are going to spend hours on and you can collab with friends too. Garageband has a lot of options when you first start. Once you’re finished, you can share the track on platforms like Soundcloud, or BBC Radio 1’s virtual studio.
Design is something that can consume hours when you really enjoy it. You can use templates on websites like Canva and Picmonkey, or you can start from scratch in a program like Photoshop.
If you sign up to Creative Market, you will find a lot of assets that you can use for your own projects. They come with specific licences, so as long as you are working within their guidelines, everything should be great.
You can, of course, combine all of these things into your own personal blog, and turn it into a full business and create your whole brand too.