I was readying myself to join DeviantArt and I needed a cool name. So while watching the credits roll on G4 TV , I spied a name: Kuzunari. I really liked the sound of that, and the Kuzu also known as Kudzu fruit. The prolific and verdant nature of the Kuzu vineplant appealed to me, … More What’s In A Name?
My “competition” is way out of my league. To “organize” them the way Seth Godin suggests seems Presumptuous if not downright Preposterous coming from a stranger I.E. Me. Well we’re only strangers until we meet. When I read the word “organize” I think of “categories…categorize.” Which I should’ve done when I did this exercise: I Challenge … More Organize your Competitors
Nerueru may seem like an egocentric name but it really is about I and You. Lately, I’ve been gently encouraged about making a name that is recognizable regardless of which social media platform I’m on. This would require homogenization but most importantly lifting the veil of Anonymity. I’ve realized: I’m not prepared to be visible. … More What’s In A Name? -part 2
List the people within your sphere who are disconnected. What do they want? Who do they want to be recognized by, trusted by, or learn from? As of this moment I am operating within a circle of one. Granted I haven’t been invested in the community much. I’ve been focused on all these art and … More Organize and Connect -part 2
How and what can you organize and connect? ◆ Join a community and participate in its forums. ◆ Make lists, inspiration tags and maps. ◆ Create a club or engage in fanart. ◆ Create a series specifically for your target audience. Preferably something of value that imparts a skill or a feeling of exclusivity (eg. … More Organize and Connect
What could you promise that people would look forward to? ◆ Food Comics- my journey into learning how to draw them and eventually self publish! ◆ Foodie Fashion- fashion and food illustration is an exciting and irresistible combination! ◆Foodie Fanart- everyone is a fan of someone or something and it’s enjoyable to see that world … More Permission -part 2
When I read: “I’m no longer doing things the way I’ve always been told to do them.” I paused and thought to myself. Am I really pushing in the right direction? It’s hard to say when I don’t have any art to show for my many ideas. I’m hoping this Pitchtemer I can articulate my … More Blue Cat Co.