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Social Media is a hot topic these days.  

Here are some more thoughts about social media for artists and the various platforms that I am using.

  • Pinterest – I have several boards. It is great for photo research and to keep your work in the public eye. I am just beginning to tap into the potential of this platform.  Pinterest now has a Pinterest Business account available if you are interested.
  • Facebook – I have a page, however the problem is that I can’t seem to find a list of all my likers here.  FB no longer lets you see them.  This makes it hard to build a relationship with them because I don’t know who they are. One of the most useful things I’ve found about FB is it’s groups, facility.  It’s a great way to stay in touch with people like your mastermind group.  You post here instead of sending out oodles of emails.
  • LinkedIn Profile – I also cross-post from my blog to this platform.  It is a biz platform and not so much for visual artists however, although there are also some art professional groups here as well.
  • Instagram – I discussed last week.
  • Twitter – Is great for keeping people up to date with what is going on.  I will often tweet posts that I put on Instagram.
  • My Google+ Again, this is a relatively new platform for me, however despite my neglectful posting, I seem to get many more views here than elsewhere. Over 8400 views so far! 

I don’t think you can be in business these days and neglect the social media side of things. This means you have to either farm it out to a third-party or get organized and do it yourself. The important thing is to do it regularly  – not one of my strong points.  I’m working on that one LOL! I will leave you with one person’s take on how to approach the different platforms – ie what voice to use.

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Social Media Explained (with Donuts) by ChrisL_AK

 

This Weeks Question: Which social media platform are you focusing on and why is this the best one for your business?

Look For Next Thursday’s Post: More information on the upcoming exhibition at the Gosford Regional Art gallery and what you might expect to see there.

 

 

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