Amy on writing

Authenticity

via Authenticity

Stay gold Ponyboy.” — Johnny, The Outsiders

When building an online presence, or platform, how do You maintain your authentic self while riding the bloggernaut through the blogosphere?

In art school (15 years ago) I took a class on branding. (Was blogging even a thing then). Anyway, what did I learn: You are your brand. Being your own brand before the internet made it famous was about presenting yourself in a manner that highlights your art. Easy, I thought, I have a great portfolio, education, unique personal style and excellent rapport with people in the know. I was unapologetically me. And like me or not, it worked.

But…… In today’s world. With the internet ready to hold your words and actions in infamy, how do you hold onto your authentic self without risking the empire you wish to build? I don’t know.

Until then, I suppose I’ll keep doing what I know best… Me.

…Because at the end of the day, if it doesn’t blow your skirt up, why fuckin write about it?

Cheers! Amy

15 thoughts on “Authenticity”

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian is me. When you understand what those 2 words mean, you know who I am and what I’m about. I’m different, a bit unruly, weird, odd, unconventional but always true. With that being said, if you don’t like me, I hate that… but I cannot change. So I guess The Eclectic Contrarian goes down with me.

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