You hear/read it over and over, the importance of building your brand through social media, of growing a follower base and extending your reach. However, to me, the most important lesson I've learned is that you can build true relationships through social media, connections that form into friendships. Over the years, my Tumblr blog for @a.bittersweet.life has received a lot of love from people across the world, and today, someone from a small town in Russia reached out to me to say he saw my short film The Gift, described it as a "Tarkovsky Le Samourai," and wanted me to know that A-BitterSweet-Life has been like a film school to him. Reading stuff like this gives me so many feels! Here's a still from that "Tarkovsky Le Samourai" that was my own personal film school, The Gift. And one more note: use social media not only to spread your creative work, but to inspire and truly connect with others. There are so many people in this world with whom you can form special bonds. Go beyond "build your brand" and spark true connections.
-West Coast Sunset-
This is the first half of a longer clip, we have some truly amazing sunsets. So when the sky pops its totally worth going to see what the earth has to show us!The full video can be found on my YouTube channel, link in the Bio.