Here is my dilemma as a creator: to share my ideas or not to share my ideas? I am slowly finding out by direct experience that to have ideas is not enough. To make money from your ideas, to survive, you need to have money to begin with. That is the paradox of business, of capitalism, of America: to make money you have to have money). If you don't have any money to begin with, your ideas will not benefit you much. If you share your ideas, more likely than not, they will be used by someone with money to make more money for them. The best that can happen is that you may be given credit for your idea (this reminds me of a guy who contacted me some time ago to do some illustrations for an iPad game he was developing. He said he couldn't pay me, something about two kids and a wife (no joke!) but would give me "credit" for creating the artwork. How absurd! Since when is being given credit for work is appropriate compensation. Art is work, creating is work. I wonder if Kobe Bryant would be willing to play basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers if his compensation for doing so was being given "credit"?), although don't hold your breath for that. Those who steal never admit to stealing (I despise internet scavengers).
So this is my creator's dilemma: do I share my ideas when there is no benefit for me to do so?
My answer to this is: yes, but only selectively (only some projects), only with the purpose to benefit me (financial gain is the only practical benefit and the only that the average person can understand but I have other goals. One of those goals is to become "legendary". (Feel free to laugh)) and knowing that internet scavengers are everywhere.