If you have a job, a profession, a career, and are a functioning member of society, then you know what it takes to go to work and grind it out, day in and day out. It is, work. Without it, you're screwed, or you need options.
PODart is a job. It is work. It requires skill, it demands attention, and no matter how long you have been doing it, you can always get better, or be a whole lot worse off. The one glaring exception to this job compared to an hours job at the factory, is that you don't get paid at your PODart job until you do well enough for the market to pay you. It's a commission sales job based entirely on performance.
I'm not a cheerleader, or the type of person who needs to be thought of as having meaningful insights into the art world. I don't aspire to be a guru or a thought leader. I have some helpful insights into a couple of topics, but for the most part, I am winging it here. Then again, aren't most of us?
I get sad when I read about the difficulties that many in the PODart world experience, and the hardship of our lives, and the downright seemingly impossible gauntlet of social media, of which I am no expert by any means. In fact, by all accounts, I am a disaster in most of that arena.
I keep doing it, because most of us know that it's good to keep pushing on. When I say good, I don't mean it in a glib slogan tone. I mean that it's important to keep at it. You do best to make adjustments, and to not assume that you are right or wrong. You have to keep consistent and try again. Each day is like a new challenge, and how you meet that challenge will largely determine your outcome for the day.
With any luck, today will be a better day than the last.