The Practice is the process of consistently growing in your craft as a creative. As a creative, the way to get better is to consistently practice by doing.
Creation is not a comparative against [others] — it’s a comparative against yourself. What you make next is only comparable to what you made before. Even if you’ve haven’t made anything, it’s only comparable to what you made before, which is nothing, therefore you have literally nothing to lose by starting. You can not fail just by making the first one.
—Markiplier (via Corridor Digital)
The practice of creation is one that we should do because it’s fun, fulfilling, helps people, and provides you with a sense of accomplishment and purpose. We should go through this practice regardless of external validation; we can’t control the number of likes or views something gets, but we can control us producing on a regular basis to slowly get better at it.
Alice Lemée encourages publishing “garbage”:
Don’t forget — regularly publishing crap is how you get to the good part. Embrace it.