I share my secrets. Yup, you heard it here first, I absolutely love telling people how I did something or where I bought something or what I am thinking about doing next.
Often I have mini discussions with my husband, Will Willis, about maybe not sharing so much, or maybe not putting an original idea on social media for all to see and *gasp* "steel", but in the end, I do it anyway.
Why? you might ask, because I am a creative person, and if you have ever taken an Art History class, there is no such thing as an originally idea anyway (See Postmodernism).
I have just decided to trust people to be "good" and hopefully give me credit if I have inspired them in some way.
Also, for me it is a way of clearing out the old and making room for new. I want to keep evolving!
It is my opinion that the people who don't want to share are probably not truly creative and worried that they will never have a good idea again, and (again IMO) this is no way to live!
You only have one life, so be free, be generous and be creative!