Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist
Or, alternatively, false validation from social media.
It is legitimate, and I dislike stating this, that the additional followers you have, the extra most likely I am to pay back attention to you and your art simply because many others have provided you their thumbs up at some stage.
And your social feed is a lot more possible to manage my notice if it emphasizes art as the center of your life. Art, artwork, and additional artwork. Which is what I want to see from an artist who seeks reflection and critical notice.
Nevertheless, we have to acknowledge that there is a wrong perception of validation from social media. I think Sara Schroeder felt that when she talked about seeking to be “more than an Instagram artist.” She grew her Instagram adhering to swiftly and had to consider a action (or two) back to contemplate what she really needed from her artwork. Hear to my conversation with her in episode 119.
Though it feels great to get those people followers, likes, remarks, and shares on social media, at some place you have to marvel what they all imply.
Who is undertaking the next, liking, commenting, and sharing? How are people interactions encouraging you in the long run? What happens when you do not get ample likes or remarks?
This begs the issue: Who are you in search of validation from?