This is a great post by author Dan Blank. Enjoy!
It’s really difficult to build an audience for your work, right? Often, I hear people bemoan how things were better in “the good old days.” When we didn’t
Source: “I only have 60 followers”
By Dan Blank
It’s really difficult to build an audience for your work, right?
Often, I hear people bemoan how things were better in “the good old days.” When we didn’t have social media, when there wasn’t so much distraction. They felt that back before the internet, they could more easily get their book read, have their music heard, or build an audience for their art.
I think it was painfully difficult to find an audience before the internet. At least, it was for me. So today, I want to look at how pathetically I failed at finding an audience for my creative work in the 1990s.
And here is the crux. So many people will say things to me like “I only have 60 followers on Twitter,” bemoaning what feels like failure to attract an audience.
Well, in the 1990s, I dreamed of having 60 followers.
60 people to show up to an event.
60 people who cared about my art.
60 people who would share my music.
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