Twitter really has highlighted to me just how much I do because I know I can get a reaction. It used to be that I’d have an idle idea of a thing I could make, and I’d either dedicate a lot of effort to half-completing it, or I wouldn’t even try it. But on Twitter, occasionally I’ll get an idea for something tiny and goofy I can share, and there, bam, it goes up and it happens on Twitter. Then someone faves it and I have that tiny bit of validation that seems to make my soul trill a little.
Really, I think most creative people are doing the same thing: We’re all looking for some validation, some assurance, some response to our efforts. And that’s why it’s always worthwhile talking about a thing a person has made that you like.