If you want fans, you have to be a fan first

  • This point is made in Book - Show Your WorkBook - Show Your Work

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    author: Austin Kleon
    title: Show your work! 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered




    by Austin Kleon. People who only share and require admiration are obnoxious. In order to be admired, admire other people and their work first. Join the community. Be open about your admiration. Curate the work you love while you work on closing the taste gapCurate the work you love while you work on closing the taste gap

    When we start out creating, our work is just not that good. It lacks behind the quality of the work that inspired us in the first place. This concept is called the "taste gap" and I first stumbl...
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  • You will also surprised how easy some of your stars are reachable in the age of social media - Contacting famous and successful individuals is easier than you would expectContacting famous and successful individuals is easier than you would expect

    [[Book - The 4 Hour Work Week]] states that reaching high profile individuals for personal contact is much easier than you would think.
    The information they provide can be extremely valuable, ...
  • This is true for all forms of human interaction, as The easiest way to be interesting is to be interested in othersThe easiest way to be interesting is to be interested in others

    "Be interested in others" is basically the core message of Dale Carnegie's [[Book - How to win friends and influence people]].
    Like most things in the book, this sounds painfully obvious, howe...