July 24, 2024


General Line

Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Or, alternatively, false validation from social media.

It’s genuine, and I despise stating this, that the more followers you have, the far more very likely I am to pay out awareness to you and your art due to the fact others have specified you their thumbs up at some stage. 

And your social feed is additional very likely to preserve my interest if it emphasizes art as the middle of your everyday living. Artwork, artwork, and a lot more artwork. That is what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and important notice.

Having said that, we have to accept that there is a wrong feeling of validation from social media. I consider Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about wanting to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram next immediately and experienced to just take a action (or two) back again to ponder what she really desired from her art. Pay attention to my discussion with her in episode 119.

Even though it feels fantastic to get people followers, likes, remarks, and shares on social media, at some level you have to surprise what they all indicate. 

Who is carrying out the pursuing, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are these interactions encouraging you in the long run? What occurs when you do not get plenty of likes or reviews?

This begs the dilemma: Who are you looking for validation from?