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It’s a new year and a clear slate is in front of all of us. The turning of the calendar from 2010 to 2011 is an ideal time to set your goals. I see a marked difference between artists who set finite goals and those who do not.
Many of you may have seen a previous version of this article (or another one) on setting goals as they crop up at this time of year.
Ask yourself: Is this the year I want to make a difference for my musical career? And if so – what difference and how?
Think of goal setting as if you were driving in a foreign place - You wouldn’t get where you expect to go without a clear set of directions.
Goal setting is like drawing a map for yourself.
How To Make Your SXSW Sticky! Advice From The Indie Max 100 Experts on How To Keep Your Conference Alive
So you FINALLY went to SXSW, and now after days of music, food, panels and networking (*phew*), you’re back home. So what can you do now to maximize your time spent in Austin? Here are a few pieces of advice. Plus a few photos I took at SXSW 2010 - Full album on Facebook
AFTER YOU GET HOME
Create Your Own Lasting Media
So, no blog covered your performance? No photographer snapped your photo for Rolling Stone? That’s OK! Make your own media around your experience at SXSW. Write up a blog about what you did, and who you met, and post it on your MySpace, Facbook and Last.fm. Snap photos and post them on Facebook and Flickr with tags, or record some videos for your YouTube Channel! Let your experience live online for years to come!
- Ariel Hyatt
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