In an attempt to get your work (or idea’s) out there… social media can be a wonderful tool. But if not careful, this wonderful tool, can become a terrible master.
There are so many social media options available… all of which can (if you let them) become very time consuming. I know this from personal experience, especially with Facebook, which almost took over my life at one point. I just had to walk away for a time.
I do know that I spend way more time trying to promote my images than I ever spend taking them… and that’s sad in a way… but it’s what we must do in order to get noticed. I want my work to affect people and the only way that will happen is if people get to see it. The internet has opened up the entire world to us and we now have the ability to connect with people in way never before imagined.
But I also have to be mindful of the fact, that my goal, my ambition is to be a photographer… my work only improves by time spent behind the lens… not time spent on social media. By working on my art and honing my craft, I hope to one day be good enough to reach a great many people. And in order to do that I have to be a wise custodian of my time.
It’s all to easy to while away many hours in cyber space… I am sure some of you know what I mean.