ME: You create amazing graphics @flysky, how do you do that?
@flysky: Do you like them?
ME: Yeah, sure I do! They're always unique and conveying the intended messages each time in use.
Image credit: Veronica Adama
He later shared the reasons for always creating his own images and graphics - the need to be original. @flysky says he hates to spam his blog articles with images source and or being accused for stealing someone's image. @flysky takes photos with his phone -they photos may be of a pubby, a tree or a man at the corner of his room - anything. He'll then use any of the photo editor Apps downloadable from Play Store to bend the photos, add transparency and whatever twist his imagination could carry to get something unique and special.
@flysky's reason for chosing to be original reminds me of my aunt, Stella. She was a promising young journalist. She was energetic and hardworking. At the university where she went to school, she was known as a productive and a talented writer. That reputation won her a five-week internship at one of the top newspaper in our country. There she was said to have done very well, having written fifteen articles and helped with many others.
That was in 2001. After two years, she returned to the newspaper cooperation for a job and was soon promoted to intermediate reporter. She was successful, though she was warned about being too sloppy in her work.
Somehow along the way, Stella got into trouble. Big trouble. Someone noticed that part of the story she submitted were remarkably similar to stories from other reporters written several days before hers. An editor from Daily Sun Newspaper, who had published the original story, e-mailed the editor of her cooperation to alert them of the problem. That prompted the the firm to look more closely at Stella's past work.
The firm found that 85 of the more than three hundred articles Stella wrote for the firm weren't stories she covered originally. When the news broke, it's negative impact on her career was huge. Her licence was withdrawn.
It is impossible to overestimate the importance of originality when it comes to success in life. If you don't learn to be original, you'll die an imitation.
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