I'm not sure how to start this, but I'm gonna start anyway. This is a rant.
Support For Your Passions
For any of you who have projects you're always working on (Etsy shops, music, art, etc.), difficult is it for you to self-promote?
For me, it's pretty difficult. I write music, and I'm quite proud of the stuff I write and produce. But then the hardest part is trying to spread the word to try and garner fans. And the worst part is that I have a ton (hundreds) of "friends" on Facebook who don't share the link even once.
Now with our first record, we did get a decent amount of support. And by that I mean I had about 20 people share the link to the record more than once. It was actually kind of nice. But with the second record that came out this past October, I had no one outside of my mother and our indie label make mention of it. No shares, minimal likes, and absolutely zero feedback.
It truly makes me second guess on my songwriting ability, or that people honestly think that the music is trash and not worth sharing.
This isn't a cry for attention, and I'm not throwing a pity party here. I'm just expressing my frustration with the fact that people will share their favorite artists' music dozens of times on social media, and then are completely silent when their friends make something.
I really do go out of my way to share my friends' music whenever they put it out there. I know the struggle of creating art and then sharing it.
Art is vulnerable.
I hope all of you fellow artists out there are getting the proper support you deserve.