Fan is short for fanatic. To be a fan of something, that means you are fanatical. You obsess about it. You can’t wait, you’re chomping at the bit for the band’s next record or the writer’s next novel or the director’s next film. There’s nothing casual about your love of the thing.
What, if anything, in your life are you fanatical about? And why?
And when seeking true fans, what can you do such that they will be fanatical for your work?