Dear Friends of Say Something Photography,
This has been an amazing week; an absolute whirlwind of learning more about social media!
I am a long-time member of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as some newer places I am just beginning to explore. Honestly, some days I feel like I am a Face-Flickr-blog-twittering zombie (remember you saw it here, first!), doing nothing more than going back and forth between these sites to check for notifications, followers and verbal pats on the back! I have to ask myself, what is the point? Well, I must admit the pats on the back are always encouraging (slightly cheeky smile inserted here).
Connecting the various social media sites back to my website is part of the point, of course. I like to think of it as an ever-changing, always growing network, though it is still a little early for me to tell if I am doing it very well!
Online networking with people, not sites, however, is what I really enjoy most about this Face-Flickr-blog-twittering world of which I have become a proud, contributing member. There, I have close friends and family, acquaintances that I am getting to know even better, friends from the past that I have reconnected with, and even distant relatives I get to chat with about everyday things, such as a day on the beach, a mischievous family dog, or a favourite recipe. But I am also getting to know other new and interesting people, both locally and far away. It's exciting because I love to hear about the personal experiences of others and for a moment, I get to be there and see things through their eyes. It gets me out of my own head, which, as anyone who knows me well will vouch for, is a very good thing!
This wonderful ability to connect virtually anywhere, really does help me to see things from completely different perspectives. Sometimes, I can get stuck in the confines of my own little space, and then one little personal story helps to open the windows of my eyes to the bigger world around me. Since photography is very much about understanding and creating perceptions of individuals and places, it is an invaluable insight that helps me do my job even better.
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See you next Friday!