All of what you’ve written holds a great deal of truth but this sentence specifically resonates with me.

How do we, as creators close the gap between starving artists and financial stability? It’s true the internet provides both the power and freedom to get our names out there, to share our work openly and to create somewhat of a stream of income, if only passive.

I would like to, actually, I would love to believe I live in a world where those who enjoy my work would financially contribute to it’s growth and toward my ability to stay afloat in the process but damn, it’s a challenge to stand out above all others.

If it were only as easy as changing the stereotype but until we’re able to do that collectively the survival of a creator exists only in drips and drabs from here and there.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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