Tag Archives: Praise

The Unintended Consequences of Encouragement

Some time ago, it occurred to me that while society is pretty obsessed with celebrating the successful (in fact, it’s pretty much all we celebrate), it’s not quite so willing to encourage people that aren’t successful yet to become successful … Continue reading

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How to Make an Artist’s Day

I know a young singer-song writer on Twitter.  I say know.  The truth is I occasionally exchange tweets with her, but she is always a joy to converse with.  As a singer-songwriter, she is very good.  I mean exceptional.  I … Continue reading

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Shameless Promotion of Others

If you frequent social media sites, like Facebook or Twitter, you almost cannot avoid being exposed to all manner of shameless self-promotion.  Everybody is desperate to sell you something.  Everybody has something to sell, it seems. While the constant bombardment … Continue reading

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The Gentle Art of Encouragement

If you get known for your artistic output, sooner or later, somebody is going to show you something artistic they made and ask you for your honest evaluation and opinion.  This is your big chance to add to the stock … Continue reading

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