The thing I love about the internet is it has erased the concept of needing permission to be creative. In the past, if you wrote a book and you wanted to share it, then you needed to get it published, which is not easy and even if you went for a vanity edition was so costly to yourself that getting it out there was an uphill battle. Comics, music, artwork all had that same problem, whereas nowadays if you want to make something and you want to share it, all you need to do is create a webpage and see what happens. Sure promoting it still isn't easy, but at least the barrier to entry is practically gone. We all have the ability to go big now.