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Today I want to talk about keeping up with all the different platforms of social media.
I have always been pretty bad about it. I cannot seem to find the time. Maybe it is due to a lack of understanding of what needs to be done to be always on top of things. I feel like I am present, I upload my pics on my website, my Facebook page, my flickr and IPhoneart.com (my iPhone only pics), Instagram and EyeEm….
I cannot keep up with the Facebook groups. I tried so hard, and I also tried to keep up with the ampt community, mobitog, they do great challenges and feature great artists….
I just get overwhelmed.
They have, however brought me here and I have been in art shows and will be in an upcoming book. I have built friendships and developed a following. They have served me well and continue to do so.
But I am not always up to date on the latest. Thankfully there is this amazing website, you might have heard of it, theappwhisperer… : ) I often find out about new apps through this site, or new amazing photographers that enter the community through the weekly Flickr Group showcase.
I am amazed though at the amount of people who are amazing at doing all this, plus the Facebook groups, plus I am sure something else I am not aware of, yes backspace for example. My head swims at the thought of adding another platform to my list.
So once again I am trying to simplify a little. One platform that I always think about leaving behind is Instagram. So much stealing goes on and I do not feel like I am able to keep up with everyone on it. I am getting more and more comfortable with EyeEm though. There is always however this sense that if you do not keep instagram you might not be informed of everything…maybe because it is so popular. This feeling that I might miss an opportunity.
Even tough I have to thank iphoneart.com for giving me the opportunity to be part of my first art show. It was the first photo platform with Flickr that I joined.
I often wonder if there is a right way to get your work seen nowadays. There are so many options. Or maybe it is about one’s personality. Lately I have been craving being outside and enjoying nature. The more I get into photography the less I worry about how many likes I get. If I am happy with it then I am happy. It is not to say that I do not care what others think, because then I would not even post it at all. I am however craving a live experience, an art show for example.
Basically the more I work on taking photos which take time and involve going places and getting out, the more I forget to post on this or that platform. I would say at this point that my main 3 are my website, Facebook page and Flickr.
How do you feel about it? What are you favorites? What do you get out of them? What are your thoughts on social networks? I would love to hear your thoughts on this oh so vast subject.