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On talent

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 29, 2010

From a list of rules for young photographers, a definition of talent:

Talent is not when your friends tell you they love your work, but when people who don’t like you have to admit it’s good.

Using that definition, it’s interesting that you can’t figure out whether you’re any good or not from your 300 friends on Facebook, the 23 people who liked your Tumblr post, the 415 people you follow on Twitter, or the 15 people who faved your Flickr photo.

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