My wife passed me this article last night about how many “successful” authors don’t share explicitly with their audience that they are essentially “sponsored” in their writing careers:
The truth is, my husband’s hefty salary makes my life as a writer easy. Pretending otherwise doesn’t help anyone.
The reality is this happens online as well as many (self-proclaimed) “successful” bloggers out there actually have full-time jobs that really support them financially or they have their spouse’s work that does all the heavy-lifting.
I did a monstrous “Year in Review” post for my indie project, Desk App that shares the financial figures of what the first fiscal year looked like as a business (despite the fact that I don’t really see it as a “business”).
I was somewhat of an “unofficial photographer” at our Launch / Install Party @ our new Crystal City, DC campus for The Iron Yard.
Lars is amazing and his dedication to his craft is obvious. It’s intimidating to watch him perform with such precision and dedication – it challenges me to contemplate my own work and whether I’ve given it that much time, attention, and resolve.
The concept of The Drop is not new as it’s essentially Product Hunt… but for music. But, it’s utility might actually be more useful for me and I’m already enjoying the first round of picks (it’s clearly a new site).
Could be a really cool place to find new music and tunes.