I know from analysing data from my blog that some of the most popular posts are helpful advice offered to writers on many HOW TO … themes.
Well here’s another one.
Born out of recent online conversations over my review of last night came the idea for this post!
This is the extract …
‘I shouldn’t beat myself up less and need to stop comparing myself to other artists. We are all unique and talented in our own ways and how I feel, what I think is not what the audience experiences.’
I think many of you will relate to this dent of confidence that comes when you’re watching other performers doing their sets.
This is the response I wrote;
I think all humans do it and artists especially…. there is something attached to the ego that makes it happen. Wise words like ‘be yourself, write from what/where you know’, are all true and if you can manage that then you are taking steps in the right direction.
I trained as a Life Coach & I learnt to let go of judgement & unhealthy comparison which helps me argue against the doubt in my head…. sometimes. It is a hard thing to do, but a good exercise.
Art is subjective, you put it out there and people see/hear/grasp the bits they want or need. Editors for example always choose what I would slush & reject what I love! 😉
There’s no accounting for taste… just let us keep on doing what we do!
Believe ~ breathe.