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Also from what I hear, it's years and years of being "unfamous" and trying to build a small network until word gets out about them and then people tell other people and those people tell more people and it goes on.
Since there's a lot of white noise on social media, it'll take quite some time to be seen, but keep at whatever you're doing (let it be art or posting shooped selfies of yourself) and word will get around.
Good thing is that there's a lot of shit content out there, so if what you're posting is quality, it'll really stand out.
I've also noticed your medium type plays a big role, like someone who draws well or is a cosplayer is more likely to get somewhat efamous than someone who likes coding or knitting, unless you're making REALLY cool, novel shit.
Just my petty two cents. Hope it helps OP
I guess it's anon's personal opinion since thread name is "what YOU want…"
Either way, catering to either SJW or alt right is a good move but then your followers will all be retarded fucks whereas if you're not as retarded they will also be not as retarded. I guess it depends on what you want really.
Not appealing to either and keeping yourself away from polemic topics sound like the best idea tbh, maybe throwing in some gay and black supporting stuff since these are not as controvestial.
Just make some content already, it doesn't matter if it's derivative and 'what everyone else is doing'. Very little is original and social media is filled with copies, even if you did something original it would be copied.
So just pick a topic you enjoy and start putting out stuff, if you're good at it then people will come eventually and you can always shift your focus if you think of something more interesting or original to do instead. If you're talking about something that's too similar to another person's content then just reference that opaquely, everyone loves an honest cross-reference.
You can always delete and start again but if you keep waiting then you're losing valuable improvement time. If you spend all your time just thinking about how you should have, then maybe you like the idea of it more than actually doing it.
wow thanks for all the interesting responses ya'll>>182881
would you be okay with saying one of the bands?
I think of becoming e-famous similarly to becoming a stripper. I perfectly well understand the psychology of pandering and selling myself in such a blunt and forthright way, and I believe I have untapped reserves of manipulation within me if it's for a clear and reasonable goal, but I probably don't have the stamina to be really successful at it.
My boyfriend and I actually set out a plan for him to gain more followers, because he wants to be a model and all the agencies he looked at prefer if you're instafamous or otherwise publically creative. The plan involved things like posting more of his music but with better lighting and filmography, regular interesting shots of him by me, 'collaboration' (His sister is also weirdly naturally good at instagram), dedicated tags to use all the time etc.
On a tangent, from an arty/alt point of view, I think a big boost to your e-fame is if you're in a relationship with someone who's at least as aesthetic as you. We both follow e-famous couples on instagram and go 'that could be us' because we studied what works and what doesn't in the way they post. And since I am dedicated to an art form that's shit hot trendy right now (hand poked tattoos) and I know my angles, I don't think selling ourselves for followers would be that difficult.
It may result in actual money and creative satisfaction, but more likely it will be a massive drain and I will smash my router and run away into the woods.
This is seriously great advice and I was thinking of just going this route and being upfront about the person I once was, Who knows maybe it'll help others identity with the problems I had so they can seek help I dunno. But you're right, Just being upfront is the best foot forward funny enough lolcow and the people we actively dislike has helped me grow and take personal responsibility for myself.
Either way thank you for the solid advice anon I really appreciate it.
Do you even have to talk about it? Farmers for one don't really care for the past of e-celebs alone and unless anyone messes up presently, they won't even consider talking about it -> no milk
Being upfront sounds good but could also be unnecessary and compromising and tbh, awkward. But that depends on how you feel about it ofc and could be a good step.
I have a bad past, too and am recovering from mental illness, too. Personally, I feel like my past is safely buried and that I liberated myself enough so that noone can truly control me or truly harm me with it.
I don't know your situation and I agree caution is advised putting oneself out there.
But I'm sure the past is not guaranteed to bite one in the ass. If you put out good content and have the consistency you know you have, then backlashes, rumors, etc can only do so much even in that case. Think about what lolcows do and how it still unproportionatly gets back to them.
I think it also depends on the exposure. Unless you have really high numbers people are not all too interested in tearing you down. Meanwhile you can put out your content, create a substantial image, something to show for that stands against any doubt and work your way up.
Idk, these are just some ideas.
This, there's a real distinction of 'clearing the air' and addressing something once before leaving it alone, to just bringing it up constantly in an attempt to beat everyone to the punch about it.
I once started chatting to a girl who had been in some big online drama years ago, when I realized it was her I was a bit surprised but didn't really care, everyone does dumb stuff when they're young and people change. However she would just randomly bring it up out of the blue and rant about it, and would even post about it on forums to defend herself or share "her side" or whatever. I stopped talking to her because it was all she talked about. If she had stopped rising to everyone that mentioned it and instead focused on putting the so called "real her" out there in an unrelated way, people probably would have forgotten about the drama anyway. Trolls gonna troll, you've got to be ready to ignore it after you've taken what you can from it.
Unlesss you've been a stripper, I don't think you can make that assessment. At the very least it's like being a camgirl
Being a stripper gets you instant money. You don't have to work up a following. You just show up and start earning. However, it's a dangerous job. Every night you can be followed home and killed or raped. Being internet famous can be done from the privacy of your own home. Unless you're really stupid with tagging locations, you will never be in danger as frequently
You're right. And reading that back it was super unclear and based entirely on my own ideas of how I would go about being a stripper, but I was talking nonsense because I had read a few stripper diaries one time. Sex workers have my full support and respect.
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