Diary of an artist, Monday, August 19, 2019
# 679 (countdown)
Woke up 4:45 am.
I believe that if you’re good at what you’re doing people will sooner or later notice it. And they will spread the message. It happened with so many writers, artists, musicians, philosophers. I mean, if what you’re doing is in some way exceptional, if it has a special character, especially if you’re not trying to imitate someone, but you’re doing it your own way, in other words if you believe in your own competence, in your ability to make good or even great things, or have great ideas and if at least a small bunch of people knows that you’re doing it, then you can be sure that more and more people will find out.
People who fell in love with your work will want more and they will spread the news about you.
Now, I’m not saying that people should completely ignore social media and do things the old fashioned way, as if social media didn’t exist. But if they choose to do so, why the hell not? There are still a lot of people who don’t use social media for spreading the word about their work and they’re fine. Why? Probably because people who fell in love with their work are doing it for them. They (the artists’, writers’, visionaries’ names and their work) end up being in those places anyway.
When it’s such a great message, or such a great work, people who already know you and the work and love it, will feel the need to spread the word about your work. Because if it’s great (and they believe it is) people need to know about it. It just works that way. That’s what people usually do. Maybe they want something out of it for themselves — maybe they want to be seen as those who introduced their friends and family to this unknown artist, writer, philosopher, etc. But if so, if they use it as their so called ’social currency’ (something for which other people will like to be around them and associate with them) then why the hell not? If that’s how it works? Fine...
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