As independent artists, we pretty much are re-inventing ourselves everyday to compete with your favorite artists on big money record labels. And the struggle for being noticed in an already saturated market gets harder and harder every day.
Like most independents, I run all of my own everything; website, social media, writing, and production. I found myself caught up in the wave of trying to use social media as a way of speaking with the fans instead of figuring out a way to bring them and keep them here, on my own website. Where I can say what I want, when I want, and not have to worry about conformity.
So I went the social media route for a minute. Trying to keep up with posting content daily, or weekly, and hoping that by following this trend that I would be doing what “experts” were saying I needed to do to connect.
Did it work? Meh, I don’t know. Since people are willing to do almost anything for the ‘gram, or for likes in general, it became hard to determine whether fans was liking my posts…or liking the fact that I was “posting”…there’s a difference.
So I’m back on my blog ish. In 2019 I plan on using this platform to tell you about the journey, the ups, the downs, the struggles, the celebrations, and the down right real of what’s going on in my world as a progressive hip-hop artist. We’re damn near an endangered species. And I thank you for supporting me this far along the journey.