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Audience later



How concerned are you with the opinions of others?


Come on now…be honest!


I’ve written so many (hundreds) of blog posts with zero and I mean zero views and guess what?


I don’t mind.


Sure I care, but zero views never ever stops me from writing cos in the process it ain’t actually about the views right now. That’ll come later.


Check this out from Bayles and Orland…


“The lesson here is simply that courting approval, even that of peers, puts a dangerous amount of power in the hands of the audience. Worse yet, the audience is seldom in a position to grant (or withhold) approval on the one issue that really counts—namely, whether or not you’re making progress in your work. They’re in a good position to comment on how they’re moved (or challenged or entertained) by the finished product, but have little knowledge or interest in your process. Audience comes later. The only pure communication is between you and your work.”


Let’s rephrase that last part.


The only pure communication is between you and your potential.


Make that one count before looking for approval.


With ARETE,


Sean

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