You just need one fan
Every month I write a music newsletter called 25 on 25 as a way for me to share my love and appreciation of music through writing and music curation. What started out as a passion project has now something with 81 subscribers. For me, it has never been about getting as many subscribers as possible even though it’s still a good way to experiment with building and growing something as simple as a niche newsletter, but it has always been about getting someone to be open-minded about music by understand there is more to the “sounds” and in an age where everything is at our fingertips, to take advantage of our access to everything and continue to find ways to push our comforts.
What has kept me going has been the “fans.” These are people who have told me how much they’ve enjoyed and appreciated the intention behind my work. Recently I met one of my partner’s friends who’s visiting New York for a few weeks and one of the first things she said to me is, “Man I love your monthly playlists and writing. I look forward to it every month.” It’s statements like this that made me realize all the hard work I’ve put into it is all worth it. At the end of the day, you just need one fan to remind you that what you’re creating has value. for you to keep going.
Don’t aim for 100 fans yet. Just look for that one true fan to give you the boost you need to keep at it! Onward!