You are living in the greatest information and publishing revolution ever. Maybe you don’t realise it, because fish are not aware of water, but it’s true.
Never in the history of mankind has there been such potential for an individual to tell a story to the world, released from the shackles of big or small media. Never before have you had such a choice of incredible tools to help you tell those stories. Never before have those tools been so affordable. Never before have they been so simple to use.
No longer do you need to accommodate the whimsies of a magazine, a newspaper, their advertisers, their politics. No longer do you have to accommodate your pitch or idea to the vagaries of a certain picture editor, a certain art director. You can now be the publisher, the art director, the designer, picture editor, features editor and journalist. You can even be the intern if you want, and not pay yourself;)
Never forget however, that with great power comes great responsibility.
There, right there, is the revolution. It is this space, right here. Embrace it, twist it, use it, break it, test it, try it, use it. Please.
Lift up your voice, lift up your voice