I watched a very interesting webinar given by HubSpot that prompted me to write about Twitter and giving a tweet.
With artists as with any business, an online presence and a presence in social media is a good strategy for growing your business. As self-representing artists, we have the difficult task of not only creating our art, but of getting it seen. In some ways, use of social media like Twitter resembles what eBay did for many of us.
Perhaps we sold at shows or locally. EBay, for good or bad, gave us the possibility to be seen—and found—nationally, internationally. My paintings are in 42 states including Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. That would not have been possible with my presence on eBay with its international audience.
Now Twitter. Of course, the social media landscape is vast and diverse. Too many to navigate. What makes Twitter so compelling is how quick it is to respond. 140 words or less please. I have a FireFox extension which keeps me updated while working. Twitter is doing it right too, integrating with so many other applications including the popular GTD site, Remember The Milk. Twitter makes it easy.
Here is an opportunity to meet fellow artists. Observe what artists—and other successful Twitter users—do with their tweeting. For my part, my readers on my blog has increased by posting my feed. It’s a concrete measure of success.
So, artists, let’s talk. Follow me.