The blogs I follow are an eclectic lot. Most of them are writers and all of them are on a Journey with a capital ‘J’, because we are, all of us wayfarers of one sort or another.
I have a file in my ‘Writing’ folder called ‘Tools’ and when I come across something that might be of use on my Journey to becoming published and rich and famous (maybe not the famous – OK, rich and famous too) I plunk it in my ‘tool-box’ for future reference.
One of which is the ‘1000 True Fans’ concept. Which states (to paraphrase) that if an artist can gather and hold 1,000 people who will buy $100 worth of the artists work per year, then that creates a livable income.
Not having heard of this before I thought it was a rather wonderful and simple concept. That all we need out of all the people who might buy our art, in whatever shape we create it, is 1000 of ‘em to stick around. How hard can it be I asked myself as I made note of it in my tool-box.
“You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is.. unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far” – Alice Neel