“I tried to ignore him and talk to the Lord pray for him ’cause some fools just love to perform. You know the type, loud as a motor bike but wouldn’t bust a grape in a food fight”
– “99 Problems” by Jay-Z
Applause. That’s a performer’s reward. Without an audience, that’s the point to performing. Some fools need the applause. Some fools need the validation that what they are doing is worth doing. But validation is from without.
The artist seeks validation from within. There lies confidence. I did this says the artist. If no one noticed, that’s okay.
Can you handle that?
Can you blog for days and the only page view came from you? Can you tweet and not get it retweeted and be fine? If your friends on Favebook don’t like a post, will you survive?
You say you’ll survive. But how many times did you check your page’s analytics to see page views? How many times did you check Facebook to see if you got notifications about what you wrote.
Where is your identity? In applause or creation?