How’s things? How was your weekend?
So who of you use Social Media…Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc…?
There seems to be so many different social media networks out there available to us now it can be difficult to know which one/s to use. Facebook and Twitter are certainly the most popular choices amongst the masses at the moment, but now there’s a new kid on the block ‘Google+’ and if feelings amongst the experts come true this could well become the most used in the near future but who knows?
Anyway for today I just thought I’d go through which of the main social networks I use on a daily basis and touch on what kind of content I post on each, starting with…
My main Facebook Page is located at www.facebook.com/glyndewisphotography and this is where I post all kinds of things and not all business and photography related. I’ll sometimes post pictures that won’t appear on my blog or in my portfolio, video tutorials before they appear on my blog, links to articles/videos of interest or amusment and so on plus general day to day ramblings.
Twitter is where I go for a Quick Fix; where I’ll seek advice, opinions, give out any hints & tips, links to articles/videos etc that I’ve seen across the web I think may be of interest to others and so on, plus it’s the place I’ll go if I want to publicise something fast! Twitter is like texting on Steroids 🙂
The new kid on the block and growing at an incredible rate. Out of all the social networking sites Google+ is by far the most user friendly. Photos don’t get battered and bruised like they do on Facebook and instead display crisp, sharp and large making this a great site for Photographers, Digital Artists, Designers and the like.
What’s also great about Google+ is how you can format the posts you write by making text bold, italic, underlined and so on which make for a much more pleasent read. As well as the occasional posts that are a couple of lines long I’m starting to use Google+ as a kind of mini blog where I’ll write posts that won’t necessarily appear on my main blog i.e. where you are now.
Here is where I post all the videos I put together and these range from Photoshop and Photography Hints, Tips, Techniques and Tutorials, Behind the Scenes footage from Photo Shoots and events, some lifestyle stuff and anything else I capture and fancy sharing 🙂
Quite simply the place to have a portfolio. Great interface, easy to use and what’s more photos/images look superb on it; crisp colours, razor sharp and large. I’m directing people to my portfolio on 500px more and more these days simply because of how good images are displayed and also how uncluttered the site is; if I’m not careful I could spent hours browsing and looking at some of the incredible portfolios that have been shared by users from all across the world.
Social Networking for me is invaluable, not just for the networking but for the friendships and wonderful people that I’ve made met online. Some of my very best friends have come from using social media sites; people it’s highly likely I may never have met and for that alone I have alot to thank it for.
So what about you? What social networking sites do you use? Maybe you just use one and aren’t interested in the others. What kind of content do you post online? Maybe social networking isn’t for you.
If you are on any or all of these sites and we haven’t connected yet then be sure to shout me out and post a link to your page/s or better still, share the links to any of your sites in the comments section below so others can also find you.
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