Part of my job here is to let winery folks know about interesting-but-relevant thoughts from non-winery folks. Kevin Kelly's article, 1,000 True Fans, is one of those.
One thousand is a feasible number. You could count to 1,000. If you added one fan a day, it would take only three years. True Fanship is doable. Pleasing a True Fan is pleasurable, and invigorating. It rewards the artist to remain true, to focus on the unique aspects of their work, the qualities that True Fans appreciate.