Oil painting of young girl and boy digging in the sand on the beach

Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Or, rather, false validation from social media.

It is true, and I hate declaring this, that the far more followers you have, the more most likely I am to spend interest to you and your art simply because other folks have specified you their thumbs up at some issue. 

And your social feed is far more most likely to retain my consideration if it emphasizes art as the center of your everyday living. Art, art, and more artwork. Which is what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and important focus.

However, we have to admit that there is a false perception of validation from social media. I consider Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about seeking to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram adhering to quickly and had to take a step (or two) back to contemplate what she truly wished from her art. Hear to my dialogue with her in episode 119.

Even though it feels good to get individuals followers, likes, feedback, and shares on social media, at some issue you have to surprise what they all mean. 

Who is executing the adhering to, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are these interactions aiding you in the long operate? What takes place when you really don’t get more than enough likes or remarks?

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