Social media thrives on image sharing -- making millions for companies. Where is the credit and compensation for artists??
Know what your art is worth. It costs you to post "free" art. Put your name and social media links on your art. Don't settle for "likes" and "shares." Like the myth of "valuable" exposure, they don't pay the bills. If your art is being "liked" and shared -- it is valued. This earns you credit and compensation.
Online art is possible thanks to the time, talent, experience and materials costs borne by the content creators. Indie artists need to include links to their websites and pay platforms. If you just post "free" art all the time, you harm yourself and your fellow indie artists.
Educate your followers. An educated, engaged fan base will fight for your rights because they understand the connection between what they value and enjoy and protecting your IP.
Watch for burnout. Practice good self-care.
Photo below of "Champions of the Track" content creator Kaeli with race horse Rachel Alexandra
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