Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Or, alternatively, false validation from social media.

It is accurate, and I despise expressing this, that the extra followers you have, the far more probable I am to pay out consideration to you and your art mainly because other folks have specified you their thumbs up at some stage. 

And your social feed is far more possible to keep my awareness if it emphasizes artwork as the centre 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 essential interest.

Nevertheless, we have to accept that there is a phony feeling of validation from social media. I feel Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about seeking to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram subsequent speedily and experienced to just take a phase (or two) back again to ponder what she truly needed from her art. Listen to my discussion with her in episode 119.

Even though it feels fantastic to get all those followers, likes, feedback, and shares on social media, at some level you have to ponder what they all necessarily mean. 

Who is undertaking the adhering to, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are these interactions supporting you in the very long operate? What occurs when you really don’t get enough likes or remarks?

This begs the dilemma: Who are you trying to find validation from?