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If you publish yourself, does it become more fun than writing?

July 17, 2011
by seth godin

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Via Bob Lefsetz, a brilliant bunch of riffs from John Mayer, who almost let social media ruin his music.

I think about this in two ways:

a. if you’re going to make a business of your art, you need to be responsible for the monetization–you can’t wait to get picked.

b. on the other hand, if the lizard brain is happier having you tweet instead of write, you’ve got a serious creation problem, one that you need to address before you’re going to be able to make more great work.

No obvious answer on how to balance them, but the question is right there, ready for you to tackle.

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