My grand exploration of the social web continues! I have been using Facebook more and more lately, not as a business tool, but as a way to keep in touch with my widely spread out network of friends. It has really been a blast, getting reacquainted with a long-lost school friend, learning that a former coworker is having a baby, and just being part of a community. And not some artificial online “community”, but a real community, made up of people I have worked, played and studied with.
Since I am getting reacquainted with so many people, I was thinking about how to introduce my art to my network of friends. I didn’t want to just add it to my regular Facebook profile, because I wanted some separation between my personal life and my work. I don’t want to have a potential collector or gallery who is following my work be inundated with updates about how my kids are doing at school! Likewise, I didn’t want to constantly pester my friends with work-talk.
I discovered that Facebook lets you create “pages“, separate mini-sites dedicated to a specific topic, person, or cause. So I decided to create a unique page for my photography on Facebook. People can then become “fans” of my work. This lets them see what I am up to, without me pestering them every day. It’s an interesting idea, and I am curious to see how it works out.
I invite you to check out my Facebook page, and please consider becoming a fan. Let me know if you set one up for yourself!