Tips from the Artists
This is part of my “Artists Using Social Media” series. (For more information, see the intro post).
For the question & answer posts (of which there are quite a few), I have narrowed the responses down quite a bit. While most responses were excellent, I filtered down to the (objectively) best ones, to avoid a long, repetitive post.
What kind of tips do you have for using social media to promote yourself/projects?
On How to Be & Behave:
Allison Hagendorf, media personality, writer, producer, foodie, fitness enthusiast : “I view social media as an extension of who I am and what I am trying to achieve. It is a way of life.”
Amber Jean, artist, writer, performer: “Mix the personal and the promotional. Social media is first about relationships. I like to think of it as “scooby snacks”…just enough bits from personal and professional life to keep an audience intrigued.”
Adrian Ellis, Musician, Composer/Producer: “Be yourself, be interesting, be honest. Don’t sell, offer things – information, ideas, product. Think about the feeling you want people to have about you and write to that. Imagine everyone is a potential friend you’ve met at a party – think about first impressions.”(2)
Jeremy Lim, Musician : “Be active in your community. Help lift others up. Reciprocity is king. Be honest about how you label yourself. There are people looking for what you have to offer, but if you portray yourself incorrectly, you’ll only create resentment.”
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