One reason I've not been around is (yuck) Facebook. That's where the love/hate thing is coming from. Last year I met and spoke with Bradley Tyler Wilson, (his small and wackily charming bird paintings are below) at an area art exhibit and sale. He asked me if I did FB and I made a face and said no. In less than 5 minutes he convinced me I should do it - and use it strictly as a professional tool. It's taken me weeks and weeks to figure out how to have a personal profile AND a page. I just couldn't get the hang of it. Not sure I have even now, but it's done. I still think it's confusing and unless I get, say, a gazillion "likes", I still have to post everything in both places or it's just sitting there. The only real advantage I see at this point is quick access to lots of my work for FB people.
|Bradley Tyler Wilson's birds (now mine)The small one is 4 x 4, 6 x 6.||They make me smile.|
So I get my photographs posted to albums on my personal profile (Patrice Young) and then I set up my page (Patrice Lynne Young as that is my on-art signature) and re-post all the photographs. Then I find I cannot change the name on the personal profile to match the page. More confusion.
To top that off, another of my online artist friends posted that FB would soon stop letting those of us who do not pay to advertise link back to FB. So what good is it to me if that is the case? If anyone reading this knows more about this, please give me a shout. Oh - nearly forgot. My FB page is here patricelynneyoung.
I aspire to have as many likes as my heroine Holly Friesen, who at this blogging has over 1500! But mostly, I hope to better understand marketing online.
And because all blog posts are better with cats: Here's Sugarbuns - adopted last year after spending her entire first 7 months in a shelter. She's all cinnamon and sugar...