How to Make It: 15 Rules for Success From Artists on Tumblr

Emma Koenig

When I joined Tumblr: I put up the first FIIMT post on May 17, 2011. Previously I had messed around on Tumblr with a blog called "Babies Taking Care of Babies," which was half an inside joke, half the only fun thing going on in my life at that time.

How I believe Tumblr has helped my career: I initially conceived of FIIMT as a zine, but Tumblr helped make it more accessible. I never thought it would lead to anything career-wise, so the fact that it resulted in having a book published has been an unexpected gift. I am simultaneously in awe/terrified by the power of the Internet.

My advice for artists on Tumblr: Worry about generating material that you feel passionate about, not generating an audience. If you are consistently creating stuff that brings you joy, people will find it.

My most reblogged post:

fuckiminmy20s.tumblr.com

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