Back when I started promoting my own music, I had a serious identity crisis.
When you me met in “real life,” I’d be super interested in what type of music you liked, what kind of places you like to go, where you’ve been and maybe who you’re sleeping with. I’d be a quirky, smart assy and even sometimes borderline obnoxious and just a ham in general.
I’d say funny things like, “my ma’s vagina” when people would ask me where I’m from. I’d usually be on the dance floor before or after a DJ set getting down to whom ever was playing at the time.
But back when I started promoting my own DJing or my own music, I showed NONE of this. I thought I would do what other people where doing when they shared people their music. I told myself, “Well, I can’t be the real me online cuz I’ll turn away so many people. I don’t want to miss any chance I have at a new fan!”
Especially when you’re first getting started. I know this because I walked in those shoes.