Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Smart Things--1,000 True Fans Deconstructed

So, a while back I posted a link to someone talking about survival as an artist and 1,000 True Fans. I found it interesting but not entirely convincing, which is why it got posted as "Interesting Things" rather than "Smart Things." There were some unspoken assumptions that I felt needed more examination. Now, John Scalzi has done the necessary examination. So, John Scalzi saying smart things about 1,000 True Fans.

1 comment:

Kelly Swails said...

Yes, yes, yes! I initially read about the "1,000 true fan" business over at Wil Wheaton's blog, and WW seemed really pumped in an "oh, wow, I can totally do this, I just need to work harder" sort of way. The whole concept bugged me in a myriad of ways, and Scalzi articulated every one of them perfectly.