I noticed that you said you abandoned the facebook thing. I also noticed that since facebook started 'curating' posts, and making it so that you only reach a small portion of your fans unless you pay to promote your posts that there has been a mass exodus from facebook. From what I can tell, most of the newborn, maternity and wedding photographers have moved to pinterest in order to connect with clients.What social media do you think is most effective for a portrait/editorial photographer?
Yeah. Facebook. What a f@#$ing train wreck that place is. Meg has just spent the last two hours cleaning up my profiles and pages there to streamline it for me. I hate that place. It’s more manageable now that she’s cleaned it up.
Anyway. I don’t care about facebook because I think it is going to go the way of myspace. They are nothing but an information farm. I have no problems with privacy. I NEED my information to spread through the internet as much as possible. I have nothing to hide and much to gain.
Can’t speak to Pinterest. I’m a dude. It’s such a girly place. I have zero desire to get on there. Either they have their brand perfected or they are going to have to man it up some before me and most dudes I know jump on there. IF it was important to my business I suppose I’d jump on there.
For editorial, this saddens me cause I’m not the biggest fan of it but… LinkedIn seems to be the place. It’s just so starchy and corporate over there. But… it’s professional. It isn’t full of teenagers talking about vampires, photographers bitching about systems, and grandmothers sharing gardening tips. It’s straight up work related and cuts to the chase.
I’m slowly getting more active there. Slowly. Right now, for me, it’s good ol’ fashioned mailers and phone calls.
Twitter is still important to me. I connect a lot of dots together on there.