An Alternative Theory of Hearting.

By Emma-Conner

Or why I heart so much.


I heart a lot. A lot. I know it, and I totally understand that in the eyes of many users on the site I probably do it way too much. But there is a reason behind my madness, I promise!


Hearting isn’t the same as, say, liking something on Facebook or Tumblr. It’s more another curation tool, an indication that a piece of writing or a photograph or art could be used at some point in a production.


I use it in a slightly different way. I see hearting as a recommendation of the artist. If I see potential in an artist, I recommend their work. Because while their current work may never be used in a production, they’ve clearly got skills that can be put to use later on. It’s not foolproof – sadly some talented artists don’t stay, which is a shame, and unfortunately more than once I’ve discovered an artist I liked had been stealing other people’s work – but the curation system of hearting isn’t perfect either.


I’m not saying that the curation system is wrong because it isn’t, but I do think the reluctance to heart can be really alienating to newcomers. I imagine there are many people who came to hitrecord, posted great art that didn’t fit with whatever we were working on at the time and therefore was not hearted, and left because they thought they weren’t good enough. You might think that’s tough shit, but I think it’s a damn shame.

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An Alternative Theory of Hearting.

Created: Dec 27, 2013

Tags: hearting, non-fiction

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