Ok, lame title, but I’m trying here!
I am in the process of trying to figure out how to increase my reach, because I need eyeballs on my work if I want to sell any of it, right?
Facebook and Instagram are out for me, for reasons I’ve discussed before. I’ve narrowed down my options and I’m starting to slowly add social media accounts as I feel able.
Social media is such a time suck for me, so I’m trying to be mindful about what I’m doing and how much time I invest in each area. Of course, drawing and creating products needs to take the bulk of my time. So where do I want to go to bring in a bigger audience?
The blog, of course, is where I started. I’ve now branched out into Ello – a social network that was originally intended as an alternative to Facebook. It’s become more of a hipster/artiste hangout, but I like the site and their privacy policies (*adjusts tinfoil hat*).
So if you’d like to follow me over there, please do! If any of you are on Ello, I’d love to follow you as well. Ello link: here.
There’s not much to see yet, but I’ll be adding content as I can. I wish Ello had a way to schedule posts, but if it does, I can’t find it. At some point I may need to start using a social media managing app like Hootsuite or something, but for now, I’m happy to manage things manually.
I’m also kicking around the idea of starting a YouTube channel where I post short videos of me drawing. Though I’m not sure how much interest there would be in something like that. But I won’t know until I try, right?
Keeping my fear of failure at bay while I venture into new things is scary and hard. But I’m pushing through. Failure isn’t the end, it’s just a learning experience!