It's been a nutty week, and if you're not following me on Threads, you should because, WOW, I have stories to share!
My Unofficial Guide to Threads
When I first joined Threads, I started with approximately 560 followers that came directly from Instagram, although most did not interact.
I'm not sharing this to boast but because there's an opportunity on Threads right now, and most of you have already given up on it.
My account grew 200% in just over three months, and all I did was show up.
I have thoughts on how this happened, and if you'd like me to write about my strategy in detail, do me a favor and tell me by clicking the button below.
As a fellow creative, I know you likely struggle with getting your mind straight around what you want and need to accomplish. Often, you don't even know you're standing in your way, and you need a devastatingly handsome man with six-pack abs to help you figure your shizz out.
No, it's not me, but I understand why you'd think that.
]Actually, it's Sahill Bloom, and after you stop drooling, you can read what he has to share. During the pandemic, while dealing with his stuff, Sahil started sharing on Twitter, grew a huge following, and started sharing his personal strategy and learnings with the world. Wipe your chin and subscribe.
This week began the official start of The Hungry, going twice weekly, featuring a deep dive on Tuesdays. If you didn't catch it, this week I talked about Danny Gregory, a former advertising executive who put his art pens and pencils down during high school and didn't look back…until tragedy struck.
Danny's wife suffered a terrible accident, and while he sat by her side during her recovery, he had an impulse to start sketching again. That impulse turned to creating an online art community, writing books, sharing video instruction, and building a cottage industry of art creation.
Now, he makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from his business, starting with a pencil and a sketchbook.
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Art Snacks: Kim Winberry
I've met a lot of artists in my lifetime, but very few have the nose-to-grindstone hustle quite like Kim Winberry. On top of being a talented artist, a devoted single mom of 3, and a loyal friend who will drive hundreds of miles to see a show, she's also a near-tireless entrepreneur who chases every opportunity to get her art in front of people.
Kim is also tremendously generous with her time and gifts. Yes, she is a friend, but she deserves to be in this spotlight regardless of that connection. Please check out her work and tell her I sent you.