It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
If you believe all you read on the social networks about working voice talent and their prosperity, I am willing to sell you a bridge that connects Manhattan Island and the Borough of Brooklyn.
I am amazed at all the puffery. I know it's part of the marketing tactics. Look like you're working so you can get more work. Yes, there is some truth in that thought. But how long before the voice seekers realize there's a lot of exaggeration at play?
Some believe that the above applies to the world of voiceover, too. It's part of the game that is played on a daily basis. Some people also believe that it's necessary in order to get work. So, it has become the norm to flood the social networks with info on all the cool jobs we have landed. The theory at play here is the belief that others, in addition to our voiceover peers, will see this and just must have our services, because they are in such high demand. I don't know if I can buy into that 100%. I don't think the jobs will ever just come because you are already busy. But, a voice actor doesn't want to appear desperate and idle either.
So if you look busy, will you get all the work? Horse Feathers!