"It was essential to feel thankful for the few who stopped to watch or listen, instead of wasting energy on resenting the majority who passed me by. ... All I needed was ... some people. Enough people. Enough to make it worth coming back the next day, enough to make rent and put food on the table. And enough so I could keep making art."
--Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking
this book, Palmer writes a lot about finding your audience, and how
that audience doesn't necessarily need to be (in fact, it probably can't
be) every single person. She relies on this conclusion: "Given the opportunity, some small consistent portion of the population will happily pay for art" (emphasis in original).
is a model that rivals the blockbuster-or-bust mindset. It's about
patience, and diligence, and trust, and about asking ourselves what is