On ProBlogger I saw the 27 Thoughts on Blogging for The Artist by Robert Bruce of Knife Gun Pen. This insightful, honest, and humorous list is great for bloggers and artists. Even if you aren't a blogger or artist, many of the points are noteworthy and relevant. Here are some of my favorite highlights:
- There’s never been a better time to be a working artist. Ever.
- There’s never been a worse time to be a working artist (if you’re not truly dedicated to your craft).
- If you're spending more time on Twitter than on your novel, painting, film, poem, play, sculpture, you're dead. (GUILTY!)
- Do not try to please an “audience”. They will ultimately hate you for it.
- Income isn’t proof of anything. Ask Van Gogh.
- Aim for Greatness, not the front page of Digg.
- Though tempting, you’ll never crush your own mediocrity working only four hours a week.
- If you wouldn’t do it without an audience, don’t do it all.
- Remember that the mainstream culture has yet to catch on to the power of the individual artist online. Keep working.
- Make the technology work for you. Not the other way around.
- You no longer need to live in New York or Los Angeles. See: Hugh. (THANK YOU - As a NC girl I continuously battle this topic in my head!)
- Blogging is easy. Art is not.
This is such a great list - would you add anything?