The Art of the Struggle
I love the catharsis of creation, I may even be a tad bit addicted to it.
Writing music is my passion, it’s not just something I do, it’s who I am.
This is both a blessing and a curse.
I’m sure many struggling artists can relate to these ideas.
A few years ago I decided to take my life’s work and turn it into an album. It ended up being what was the most difficult task of my life.
After 2 years of blood, sweat, tears, neurosis, and $25,000 later, I finally had my finished product of which I am very proud!
I’ve never had the desire to be a performer, I just love to create music.
So, what options did I have to make any money from my art?
No one really buys music anymore, especially if you’re an unknown artist.
There are a ton of options for promoting your music but they all cost money and they are also like trying to win the lottery.
Basically, I found absolutely no joy in trying to promote my art so I chose to stop doing something that was only bringing me misery.
Then, the husband found Steemit.
I’m only a tiny minnow, but I’ve been more successful, and have made more money from my art than I have anywhere else and any time before this.
Exciting Times for Steemian Artists
And now it’s even more exciting thanks to @aggroed and @sammosk at the Minnow Support Project.
Together, they have launched the new @msp-creativebot!
The msp-creativebot is designed by @sammosk and is specifically for artists and creative bloggers.
When you delegate 100 SP or more to the msp-creativebot, artists will receive an upvote on their artistic works.
Plus, you will also automatically be added to the delegate voting trail of @msp-lovebot as well.
Here is the link that allows you to set up your delegation:
For those who are not yet aware, the Minnow Support Project is a group of minnows led by @aggroed to help minnows grow and find their place within the Steemit Community.
MSP (Minnow Support Project) and the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty (PALnet) Discord Channel are brought to you by @aggroed, @teamsteem & @ausbitbank.
Join us in the discord channel to find the help and success you need on Steemit:
More Exciting News!
@Swelker101 and I are in the process of creating the Steemit Creative Podcast.
This Podcast is designed to bring more attention to the artists within our growing community.
We will focus on creative writing, music, art, video, and photography.
Each week we will discuss artistic projects from undervalued accounts and spotlight one amazing artist in an interview.
This artist will receive 100% of the SBD from that week's Podcast show post!
Here is the link where you can submit your work for consideration:
The MSP Creative Bot initiative, along with our Creative Podcast, will help artists get the recognition and rewards that they deserve!
Be sure to follow @swelker101 to follow the Podcast!
Thank you for reading!