Conscious self promotion is very difficult. Especially when your self esteem is not very high to begin with. But I remember that I had once uttered the following golden words:
“An artist, no matter how good he is, wants people to appreciate him. Or, if he is indeed a great man, to criticize him. All he wants is that they see everything he creates. That they understand most of it, that they appreciate him for what he did or ridicule him for what he failed to do. But it is very important that they know he exists."
Then I took a break and went to the bathroom, I came back, and continued:
“He may choose not to compromise his morals to gain an audience. He may limit his ambitions so as not to get carried away by their sheer force. He may get the satisfaction he seeks by only a single nod of approval. But deprive him of that nod and he ceases to be an artist. Just give him that one nod, or a look of disapproval if you must. But pray, do tell him that you saw what he wanted you to see. He will be happy.”
What I really want to say is that please watch the short film I made (embedded below). And say something if and when you do.