Journal Entry #338
February 3rd, 2011
Maybe I am completely guilty of this as well but I try very hard not to be. I keep my friends list small so I can pay attention to what others post and to hear their opinions. I want to be able to interact with people. I just don’t get it though, the idea behind Face Book is to be able to connect with people all over the world, the power of networking but very few use it. Very few actually help others.
The other day I saw a person who is an aspiring artist in the car detailing business who came up with a great idea, he was doing airbrush that would be seen by and is a replica of Gene Simmons. He asked for all his FB friends to give him feedback. He has over 4,000 friends and he could hardly get anyone to support him. All he wanted people to do was just press like. All I ever ask people to do is press share. I do it for others but very few return the favour. I just don’t understand this.
I posted this.
Just press share and give original creativity a chance to be heard. By Gary David Currie
Maybe I am a little bias here but I think that we are missing out on the power of FB. Especially if it is from unknown original people. Even if you don’t like it give it a chance and share it. Help those creative people. Someone else may like it or let them know that what they have done is not liked. I realize that we all think our page represents who we are so maybe part of being who we are should be to give others a voice.
Independent artists whether they are musicians, artists or writers usually don’t have the financial backing of the big names and they work hard and I do mean hard, (speaking personally creating a music video from song to uploaded on you tube is a lot of work when you fill all the roles) to create something they think is great. I certainly don’t expect you to share everything but if you see an original piece of work maybe think about giving it a boost to reach others. You never know what spark you might ignite.
Often the best art, music or writing goes unnoticed so I ask you to just take that extra second and press share.
Thanks for considering doing this
Gary David Currie