Something I talk about quite a bit is how Art operates, can operate, will operate in future, in this crazy connected world we're in. Social media, crowdfunding, and so on.
One of the themes I pound on gently is that if you want to "succeed" in this world, whatever that even means, you need to engage with your audience, and one specific way I think you need to engage is to help them with their own things. For example, if you want your army of followers from instagram to fund your kickstarter for your book, you'd do well do have helped a few folks out with their own projects. Sure, funding them is nice, but funding makes you one of many. To stand out, and you do want to stand out, you can get more tangible.
I don't have any projects in the pipeline that need an army of followers, or assistance, or funding.
But I'm still putting it out there. Do you need some help with something? Drop me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
I can do book things. I have tons of opinions I'd love to share. I can look at things and, well, it's not critique, but I can tell you what I would do. I can offer you an extremely tiny (but extraordinarily engaged) platform if you want to write something, plug something, whatever. This isn't a sales blog, but if you're doing something cool, you can tell my peeps about it. They're awesome. They dig cool projects.
If you read this dumb blog with any regularity, you probably have a pretty reasonable idea of what I can and cannot do. Just ask.
I might turn you down. Maybe you think I can do something that I actually suck at. I don't have a lot of free time and I have no idea if anyone is going to ask, or if 500 people are going to ask. But it's not going to hurt to ask.