Attention Fellow Struggling Artists! Help Has Arrived in the Form of: Minnow Support Project, the MSP Creative Bot, and the Steemit Creative Podcast!

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The Art of the Struggle

I have been the epitome of a struggling artist for years.
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!




Producing this album was something I had to do even though I knew it would be a loss.
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

This is an exciting time and place for all struggling 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:
http://mspdelegator.herokuapp.com/

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:
https://discord.gg/yWn29K3

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:
https://steemit.com/steemit-creative/@swelker101/introducing-steemit-creative-an-msp-podcast-celebrating-the-undiscovered-arts-on-steemit

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!

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Thank you for reading!
@isaria
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Nice! :)

Promoting this with a resteem to 11,000+ followers.

(Hope it helps. Saturdays are little iffy for resteems).

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You deserve some upvotes for your crusade for the minnows :)

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Aw, thanks. :) I took a look at your profile and I see you are doing a lot of good for others too. That's great! Nice to have you here, @abuzarkalam. :)

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Thanks. I'm inspired by the selflessness of some of the users here. But only do it on my free time (which is not much).

This platform could be something big. Thanks to people like u :)

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Thank you so much for the resteem, I really appreciate it!

Thanks for those wonderful original music. Lovely voice,too. Keep it up and Steem on!

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Thank you so much!!!

Hi, I want to deligate but can't find the post how to... I've seen it in the past couple of days but having trouble finding it. (Satilite internet is slowwww).

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Here's an easy link for you. Let me know if you have any questions or issues http://mspdelegator.herokuapp.com/

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Thank you.

100 SP set up and deligated. Now have to let them know.

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Thanks so much for the support!

First, congratulations on the realization of your own project! That's awesome @isaria!

It's also great to see support springing up for art and artists on Steemit... it was always my hope that the sense of true community here could be used to foster art and creativity... not anything against it, but there's a LOT more to the world than 24/7 "cryptocurrencies!"

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Thank you! I absolutely agree! I want to do what I can to help artists and I hope that we can achieve a community of artists all supporting one another.

This is an exciting project.

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Thanks, it really is!

Great! I am totally going to check in that @msp-creativebot! And I totally agree, #minnowsupport has helped me so much since I started... Well, I'm still at the very beginning but it helps!

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It really is wonderful! Thanks so much for your comment!

Wow, this is awesome...thank you!!! (as soon as I figure out how to do this delegation stuff, I am all in :)

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Great! Just join the discord and there is always someone in there to help!

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I am there, I have been since the first few days of PAL :)

Loving it. Will share this post to get the word out. Much success.

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Thank you so much!

Out of Phase and Kamera carved me up...
nothing left here but a puddle of memories
typing this through prismatic light

~sigh~

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You have a great way with words!
I'm sorry about the puddle of memories :(

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Thank you, that means a lot to me.
Don't be sad, it's good to feel deeply.
It tells me my love is true...still. :)

You're voice is beautiful ❤ such a wonderful project and I am entranced by the music! What a great project #MinnowSupportProject is the best and thank you for sharing ❤

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Thank you so much! So happy we can connect in MSP!

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Me too!

This post has received a 1.31 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @isaria.

This is a great initiative to help the more creative users here. I just want to know, do poets qualify.

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Yes, poets absolutely qualify!

All the best of luck! There are so my nice initiatives coming out of MSP.

See you on PALnet. I will hopefully be more active soon, been busy lately.

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Thanks! Oh I understand that! I'm ready to quit my job to just Steemit all day. lol

@isaria Awesome music! Reminds me of Devin Townsend's feel!

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Cool, thank you so much!

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Thank you :)

Awesome. Great music awesome voice. You should try SingularDTV once the platform is ready to go. Good luck!!!

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Thank you so much! I'll check out SingularDTV, thanks for the tip!

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Thanks!

Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by Isaria [INFJ] from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, and someguy123. The goal is to help Steemit grow by supporting Minnows and creating a social network. Please find us in the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Channel. It's a completely public and open space to all members of the Steemit community who voluntarily choose to be there.

If you like what we're doing please upvote this comment so we can continue to build the community account that's supporting all members.

I'm trying to get some of the artists I know in real life to join steemit and get support!

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That's awesome, I have too!

What an awesome initiative! Great stuff.

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Thanks Muxxy!

This post gets a 3.12 % upvote thanks to @isaria - Hail Eris !

@isaria - how do I get involved in this?

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Hey! I'll send you a message in the discord channel.

Excellent voice texture... I love this song..please steem on we are with you...Success all the way

This is great! I'm mentioning this post in my next blog that should post within the next hour! Thanks for being supportive! I am another fellow artist, and it can be rough to get recognized. Believing and constantly putting out great work will reap the rewards! Steem on!!

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Great, thanks for the mention! Following :-)

Creatives rock!