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If You Enjoy The Blog Then Please Support Me On Patreon

If You Enjoy The Blog Then Please Support Me On Patreon

One of my favorite TED Talks is from Amanda Palmer. It's entitled The Art of Asking. Her theory is; don't make people pay for anything, but let them. The whole meaning is that people don't want to be forced into buying a product or idea, but if they enjoy it then they'll likely want too.

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Loyalty Is Overrated

Loyalty Is Overrated

My friend Jermme and I are putting something together that we think is special. As a side note, I think you all will enjoy it too. In order to figure out our roles in this new venture, we sat down with each other and listed down each other's +/- (plus/minus). We then switched roles and listed our own +/-, if we had to common ones we put them in bold. If they were individualized italicized them. The list was incredibly long, fortunately, where I was weak he was strong and vice versa... We're going to make a great team.

One thing that stood out to me though was that we both had idealist as a negative. What did we mean by this? Well, it's simple we have too many ideas. We lacked execution and that's a huge negative. To his surprise, I also had idealist as a + for me. Initially, he was a bit taken back by the double statement, but I explained to him that having too many ideas could also be a good thing... As long as you execute on them.

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Join Me On #Patreon!

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So I finally decided to create this page... Over the last 2 years, I've been documenting my personal growth within photography and so many of you have come along for the ride. Initially, it was me posting solely for me, but now I see this blog as a platform for us to learn together. Many of you have thanked me for my contributions, some came in the form of email, others through DM on social media outlets and a large number of you even contributed to the blog out of your own pocket.

I've been asked by a few to set up a page where contributions could be made regularly but was unsure how it would look to the overall community. Well, it's now come to the point where I may have no choice but to do so. In order to sustain this blog and grow it, I need everyone's help. With that being said if you've found any of the content I create beneficial then consider becoming a Patron.

I've setup a page where you can interact with me on a more personal level. Again this is solely put in place for those who enjoy the blog. I hope you all take this post in a positive way, as it takes a lot to say "Hey I need help". The link is below, and for those who contribute I just want you to know that I truly appreciate it.

-KeenanRIVALS
keenan@RIVALSvs.com

Visual Inspirations Vol. 1

Visual Inspirations Vol. 1

I've always found what inspired people to create almost as important as their creations. It's the reason I read books like Zen Mind Beginners Mind, or Austin Kleon's Show Your Work, they were recommendations by artist, whom I look up too. I'm not sure how often this segment will occur, I guess whenever I'm inspired. I'm also not sure what type of content will be included in this series of mine, the title is Visual Inspirations... But chances are only a large percentage will be of actual images. The next passages won't have this much context so hopefully many of you will go back and read these in numerical order.

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