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SHOULD I BE USING SOCIAL MEDIA ?

Blogging and social networking websites like Facebook, twitter, and linkedIn are driving fundamental shifts in the ways we connect, communicate, share news, develop relationships, and influence opinion.

Earlier this year I started blogging at blog.ahmadzamroni.net and hope more people will see my works that allows prospective clients can find me. But till now I still have a big question about how effective this blog in achieving my goals.

So when my friends have opinions, tips, tricks or stories of success, or if any previous journals had ever sent here, (about blogging-redbubble), I am very glad to hear it.

Also if you have a blog, please do not hesitate to share your address here. Who knows could provide inspiration for us.

Thanks for sharing
r o n i

PS: I also sent a similar article to my blog

Comments

  • Michiel de Lange
    Michiel de Langeover 4 years ago

    I’ve been pondering this myself for a while now, and my own conclusion is that it is much more efficient to promote your own website (to get as high possible search rating), take part in focused industry website communities like RB, and focus on getting published in the right places. I don’t sell much on RB (it’s more of a fun community thing for me), but have generated some fairly large business contracts through my own website and exposure within focused online communities. I’ve been trying a Facebook page too, which is proving to be a complete waste of time. Personally I prefer to spend time on taking photos (and showing it) rather than writing about it or writing about what I’m doing.
    However, during my previous investigations I came across a very useful document that laments the use of blogs. I’m still not convinced though, but would be interested to hear from others if they have derived any real benefit from a blog (and social network sites for that matter). You can download a PDF at http://www.photoshelter.com/mkt/research/photog... – take a look and let me know what you think.

  • Thanks Mike, really appreciate it. I have downloaded that article a week ago and actually the question came after I read it. I saw it, only as a medium of their campaign LOL. And certainly with their infrastructure, they will have a better SEO than our web. In general I agree with you. I use blog more as a medium of documentation of my work that has been published and to facilitate the prospective client who want to see my portfolio (writing). The next question say to myself, should I open an account in photoshelter ?

    – RONI PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 4 years ago

    It’s insane how much it’s taken over everything but if you are hear to network, then yes. Wish you the best of luck my friend!

  • Thanks Angela, yep it’s insane lol

    – RONI PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 4 years ago

    Artists usually by nature are not as good at promotion as they are at creating, we do enjoy other artists though for a variety of reasons. Not being alone anymore, is the single greatist result of my online artistic ventures… Young people today do not appreciate that fact, seeing as they have never been alone…

  • Thank you for your comment my friend. I personally feel very bad in promotion. Especially with my work experience in the media. And now when I became a freelance, it was very influential at all.

    – RONI PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldover 4 years ago

    Facebook-DO IT-watch your connections, ideas and friends EXPLODE :)

  • Thanks Belinda for your support :)

    – RONI PHOTOGRAPHY