Don't we all want to know the right path? Even if you have been a pro for a while, the road is not easy and marked. Although there are awesome people that can pintpoint you here and there.
Years ago in a workshop I took, the painter said that you should spend 25% of your time creating and 75% promoting, but I don't know about that.... that 75% can turn easy into 101% if we are not careful. And at the same time, if what we do is original and catchy, the 25% can turn into a 90%, once you have an audience or have selected the right networking for your craft.
Along with the talk on widgets for blogs, art websites and online shops, we talked about some cool sites.
I am tempted to do the Tumblr too, and there's another interesting site called Posterous which looks very nice and has a lot of audience too. Oh and lets not forget Devianart, just to name a few.... Some time ago I posted about this same thing, with like 200 networking sites! Agh!
But the thing is to keep up with the postings! Not to spread too thin because it is easy to get lost in the "networking" and soon you are not really creating.
There are sites that allow you to post the same thing everywhere. Can't remember the name right now, but I did not like the idea to have the same text posted all over...? And what about reading the wave of comments? (That is assuming anyone feels like commenting! -insert lonely cricket sound here-) LoL
In 2009 I did a heavy duty cut in my online stuff: Left groups and activities that I was not really into it anymore, or were not giving me back something positive; left websites and all kinds of online places, and reduced my time too, so that I do have the time to work on the things I love. Slowly but surely.
It was hard at the time, but made me feel so much better. How do you deal with it? What steps do you take to "make time" and let the world know?
UPDATE: Just by coincidence I saw This Today, and its pretty much what I was thinking about when I posted in my blog. Very interesting!