Is Facebook and Twitter your Friend? Is social media really anyone’s friend? I have posted on Facebook and I have tweeted. I am guilty! I was content and had made friends with the social media concept. I have done research and learned all that I could. I explored many of the different ideas, philosophies, expectations and approaches. I was comfortable with all of this and applied it to my art, my work and my life. It seemed to have purpose even if my followers on Twitter were my imaginary friends… they were mine!
I have used Facebook and Twitter as a means to share my art, my published articles and to try and expand the number of people that see my artwork and to try and build a following of friends and people that can share in my creative process. I have been doing this for over a year and at best I have an average of three/four people who will “Like” or comment on my posted or a piece of artwork that I have just finish… but as a general rule I have not received much feedback. I understand everyone is busy. But then it got werid when I posted that my phone had gotten wet and had stopped working. An hour later I had over 15 likes and posts concerning my phone.
I appreciate all the concerns that people shared. But I am really confused why a wet phone would get more attention than a painting that I have worked on for over a year.
So I post this as not to discredit the individuals that are my loyal fans and were genuinely concerned that my phone was dead. But I would like to pose these questions to everyone.
- Where does an artist post things to get exposure?
- What sites do you use?
- What formats have you found to be useful?
- How do you become more visible?
I only have so many hours in a day and just so much energy. I want to make sure that my time is used to the best of my ability.