An Endless Stream Of Shared Photos
Social Media…And No Significant Effect
My primary interest in social media has always been to increase the traffic to my site. Google analytics indicates that just isn’t happening. Out of approximately 1500 unique visitors a day to my site, less than a dozen come from social media sources. While I am hoping social media can provide me with more link juice, that doesn’t seem to be having a significant effect either.
Tired Of Social Media
I guess I am just tired of social media. I seldom get tired of photography. I spent today prepping for a stock shoot I am doing on Friday. That was fun. Friday’s shoot will be fun. I would much rather be creating images that posting them on a social media site. Of course I love it when people enjoy my photography, but not as much as when I enjoy my photography!
Creating Stand Out Stock Photos
I got into stock photography so I could really focus on what I enjoy doing, creating photos that I want to create and that can earn me a good living. Social media has been creeping up on me, stealing time away from what I truly enjoy doing…making those stock images. I am not going to quit social media, but I will be doing just a bit less of it…and a bit more of creating what I hope are stand out stock photos. Stock photos that are needed in the market place, and stock photos that hopefully can stand up to the intense competition that is the stock photo world.
Always important to do what you love and let that drive your enthusiasm online. Never a good idea to force yourself to do anything as it will suck you dry. Luckily for me my only activity is an extension of what I love to do in addition to photography.
A bit of advice... I just got done doing some web marketing consulting for another photographer and I also shared with him the need to cater to one's interests and passions. The benefits of social media activity blossom from such an approach.
just make sure you post the pics so we can enjoy them!
I can related to your feelings as well as to your observation. If any social media works for me, then it is Facebook, but other social media outlets hardly ever drive traffic to my site. Best traffic drive - commenting on other blogs(haha, my primary intention to leave this comment isn't to drive traffic to my blog, seriously).
I just clicked on this link from my Facebook newsfeed:) Here is social media at work for you:)
I think your right...while I am passionate about photography I don't have that passion for social media. But I do enjoy blogging!
You keep posting yours, I post mine!
Does commenting on my own blog count?
Not to worry. The image will find it's way over to Pinterest soon enough.
Automate your picture publishing on every social media you can and forget about "socializing". We are photographers, FGS!
I suspect you are right!
I am trying...I am trying!
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