What does it mean to be authentic on the internet? Does it mean posting selfies, keeping up with a posting schedule, being excited by new followers? It can mean those things, and those things do make for good social media, but if your heart and passions aren't behind them, then what's the point?
Posting on social media is such a great tool for starting a business. It brings viewers who are interested in what you are showing, and hopefully sparking interest. Since starting posting my art on social media (ie. Instagram, Facebook, and this site), I have received a lot of positive comments on my art. These comments mean the world to me, and make me want to be more active on these platforms. However, if I am posting just to post, it feels like I am not being genuine to myself. While it is extremely motivating and flattering to receive positive reactions via social media, it is not the reason I am making art.
I believe art is the strongest language in the world. It has the capability of bringing people together, who might not otherwise. By viewing certain paintings or drawings, you receive a message from the artist that almost anyone, artist or not, can relate to.
My goal is to spark positivity and beauty in the world, where it might be hard to see at times. I find extreme comfort in art, its beauty allows me to escape from the troubles of life and the world for a moment.
I hope to become 100% genuine in my posts and share with everyone who I love and what I love. By doing so, I hope it allows people not to just see my posts on social media, but the person behind the posts. Because this person is extremely passionate about so many things in life, and there is no reason not to be vocal about them.
My goal is to share everything I am passionate about, and hopefully you will be able to see a genuine person behind posts.
Thanks for reading,
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