Are You Indie?

Someone from China once asked me, “What is indie?”

She’s not the only one.

Surprisingly it seems many people are unfamiliar with the term.

So what is indie?

Sure indie is short for independent. But it’s much more than that.

In my view, indie is simply a do-it-yourself mentality.

Indie means you’re not waiting around for permission. Indie means you create your own opportunities. Indie means you set your sights on a goal—and then you make it happen with whatever resources you have at the moment.

Indie means you surround yourself with like-minded people who provide you the encouragement to keep going through the tough times.

What is an artist?

Many people think an artist is someone who paints, someone who sculpts or someone who writes a poem—I do not.

To me an artist is a practitioner.

An artist practices his/her craft. An artist seeks feedback from trusted sources in order to improve. An artist wants to grow. An artist needs to continually move forward. An artist is actively engaged in their craft. Whatever it may be.

An indie artist is a force to be reckoned with.

Something to never forget:

By accident I found this video. Watch it. Remember it.

Are you indie? Welcome, you’re in the right place.

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