Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist


Or, somewhat, false validation from social media.

It’s correct, and I despise stating this, that the additional followers you have, the much more very likely I am to shell out focus to you and your art for the reason that some others have given you their thumbs up at some point. 

And your social feed is additional probable to manage my awareness if it emphasizes artwork as the heart of your lifetime. Art, art, and a lot more art. Which is what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and significant consideration.

On the other hand, we have to accept that there is a phony feeling of validation from social media. I think Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about wanting to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram following swiftly and had to consider a action (or two) back to contemplate what she definitely needed from her artwork. Listen to my conversation with her in episode 119.

Whilst it feels fantastic to get individuals followers, likes, feedback, and shares on social media, at some position you have to question what they all necessarily mean. 

Who is performing the pursuing, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are all those interactions aiding you in the extended operate? What comes about when you never get adequate likes or remarks?

This begs the concern: Who are you in search of validation from?

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