I'd be really interested to hear other people's thoughts on projects like these.
I always struggle to see an application / project motivation beyond Likes and Re-blogs and am always very torn on whether that's enough of a reason to create projects that exist simply to be a series.
There are always exceptions to the rule (eg. Daily Dropcap), where the motivation is actually to learn/improve your craft - but so regularly I feel this to not be the case.
Sort of where I'm at in my design thinking at the moment, and wondered what others think...
Practice, amusement, to be honest I prefer amusing things like this to another Facebook refresh but in the end they serve the same purpose. Have you ever created something just because? Not because you needed to, or there was a practical application but just because you wanted to. I do it all the time.
Whether the motivation is to learn/improve or not simply doing IS learning and improving so in the end it's not really relevant if that's why the person chose to do it. You can take a walk on the beach because you like the sound of the waves and not because you want to exercise, but you're still exercising.
Artists usually do it for exposure.
Plus a project like this looks cool in a portfolio and it gets them points with agencies or clients.
actually to learn/improve your craft - but so regularly I feel this to not be the case.
just because it's not necessarily a new skill or something particularly challenging, I don't see how this isn't learning or improving your craft.
We like to do things for the sake of it, or just for the 'art' of it. The internet just allows people to get that exposure. I will say, I don't like the pandering for likes you see sometimes though.
Valid and fair points from people... and I guess for me it therefore becomes a question about when and when not to share work with people, to which of course there's no right or wrong answer.