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Re: [videoblogging] Old but true: making living, instead of a fortune

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  • Jan McLaughlin
    This is IT. THE place to want to be. Ohm. Here s to 09. Jan ... -- Jan McLaughlin Production Sound Mixer air = 862-571-5334 aim = janofsound skype =
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 1, 2009
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      This is IT.

      THE place to want to be.

      Ohm.

      Here's to '09.

      Jan

      On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 11:26 AM, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> wrote:
      > The "1000 True Fans" has been posted before, but I think it's worth
      > reposting.
      > http://trulyfreefilm.blogspot.com/2008/12/1000-true-fans.html
      > Many people on this list videoblog for fun.
      > Others are creatives trying to create for a living (and also possibly for
      > fun).
      >
      > This post is advice for amateur filmmakers though is equally as pertinent to
      > videobloggers.
      > I'm sure many us us already intuitively understand that the web allows us to
      > connect directly with the people who watch our work for basically the cost
      > of our time.
      > Instead of relying on some invisible executive to "give us the greenlight",
      > we do what makes sense to us.
      >
      > Artists starting out in this digitally mediated world have another path
      >> other than stardom, a path made possible by the very technology that creates
      >> the long tail. Instead of trying to reach the narrow and unlikely peaks of
      >> platinum hits, bestseller blockbusters, and celebrity status, they can aim
      >> for direct connection with 1,000 True Fans. It's a much saner destination to
      >> hope for. You make a living instead of a fortune. You are surrounded not by
      >> fad and fashionable infatuation, but by True Fans. And you are much more
      >> likely to actually arrive there.
      >>
      >
      > Anyway...keeping making.
      > Happy New Year.
      >
      > Jay
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      Jan McLaughlin
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