What Is Support? Blog
Support is something needed in whatever you out here doing, it's also something you have to earn from the people through your craft not because of who you are but that is sometime a reason for people giving their support or you(whoever you are) complaining about them not giving it.
What's your reason for doing what you do? If your answer not because you love it and out of passion then you completely lost out here. Main other reasons people do something is money, popularity and sadly likes and retweets.
• Money-to be perfectly clear money is definitely a want out of your brand because this is the thing you want to change your lifestyle but it should not be your main reason. Investing mean you spending whatever on your brand not thinking about immediately getting it back but knowing your work ethic gone sooner or later take what you just kicked out for yourself and triple it. This goes back to love if you don't love what you do you will simply lose all interest with time & be right back at ground zero trying to find another hustle until it dies out.
•Popularity-you have to be the lamest if all you want to do is been viewed as "that nigga". How can you expect the people to back you if that's your motive and ask yourself what you gain from being that nigga, you run the city? Cool but what do you do for your city and remember it's a whole world out here that don't even know you exist step out your city limits & you a nobody.
•Likes and Retweets- this doesn't even mean they supported. I mean yes when everybody post something we want as many likes as possible but what actually does that do? Nothing. Just because somebody hit that like or retweet button don't mean they even checked your work out they could've did it just off the strength that they know you. Example let's say you sell clothing & you drop a new tee that gets 100+ likes, 10/10 I'm sure 100+ people did not cop that tee so there's absolutely no relevance in this end of the day.
My next thing is hometown support and so-called lack there of. I think most fail to realize everything is over saturated and unoriginal these days no matter if you rap, sell clothes, sell weave etc. it's hella others out here doing the exact same without a passion just a quick hustle and very few grinding for the love of it but good thing is quick hustles die out after the first year. It's pretty much if everybody selling who's buying kind of thing out here if that person going hard for their brand you cannot expect them to put a lot of energy into yours. The support is not genuine because if you do something for him you expecting the same thing back and it becomes a ongoing game of favor for a favor but first time one doesn't return a favor then you have business issues and those issues become personal. Also are you being authentic enough that your brand doesn't look exactly like everyone else's if not how can you expect to draw in support when you just another fish in the sea. Home is home never forget where you came from but it's more important that when you out of the city you putting on for it and representing it in a positive way. Everybody doesn't have to come together but same time that doesn't mean you have to compete or can't show love you can simply do your own thing, if somebody make it and you not going hard for your own movement why should they bring you with them because yall from the same place you in no form deserve the rewards from another person hard work.
I could say way more but I'll just keep it at those few topics for right now. Never complain about not having enough support if anything simply be thankful for those who show love and sit down and ask yourself how can I turn my work ethic up and gain the support of the people who don't now. Nobody going to give you anything so don't expect it or think their supposed to but at the very same time remember there's a lot who watch but don't say anything and that's also support rather they like it or just watching to hate.