|Remember this? If you’ve ever wondered about the impact of my work, read on.
November 30, 2016: I first posted cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s Art of the Sailor here in RED.
June 2017: I started blogging for Boing Boing.
October 21, 2017: I posted Lucy’s art, along with links to where you could get prints of it, on Boing Boing. It did well and was picked up by other blogs, with a hat tip to my post. In fact, it’s safe to say, it went viral.
November 22, 2017: On her Patreon blog, Lucy details the “financial realities of going viral.” It’s awesome.
She writes, “I am delighted at all the press this piece has garnered, and of course very grateful to Boing Boing for conscientiously sourcing their material. It can, as this has hopefully demonstrated, have a very real impact on the livelihood of the people involved.”
Folks, I am but a cog in a wheel but it’s true that I do help people by blogging. I have seen it time and again. Stories like Lucy’s are why I keep doing what I do. Each time you share a blog post I’ve written that features an artist’s work, you too are part of helping them making a living off their art. It’s all rainbows, glitter, and caSh-money from there!
Take a look at Lucy’s full post.