Today I want to share 11 habits I have been working on, meant to improve not only my creative work, but my life in general. Many of these are daily habits, and I discuss not only how I'm pursuing each, but why they matter to me.
Zibby Owens has skyrocketed to becoming one of the biggest influencers in the book world in just a few years. How did she do it? What can we learn from her to establish our own platforms as writers and creators? Today, we dig into her story and specific lessons. This episode is a bit of a "reaction" to Zibby's recent interview on the #amwriting podcast (episode #293), which I highly recommend you listen to. To watch the video of this episode, go to WeGrowMedia.com. You can find me on social at @DanBlank.
There is an article that I have seen a lot of people share recently, where they talk about how Billie Eilish (97 million followers) “only” sold 64,000 copies of her book. The implication many readers walked away with: social media doesn’t sell books. Today, I unpack this conversation. It's worth noting that social media itself is just a tool, it is not the entirety of one’s platform. I also share some compelling examples who are thriving by focusing on a smaller -- but more engaged -- audience.
I recently watched a 7+ hour documentary on The Beatles, and kept finding little lessons for writers and artists on the creative process and marketing. In this episode are 23 lessons that I think will address a lot of common challenges that people face when not only creating, but considering how to balance marketing into the mix.