In an attempt to get your work (or idea's) out there... social media can be a wonderful tool. But if not careful, this wonderful tool, can very easily become a terrible master.
There are so many social media options available... all of which can (if you let them) become very time consuming. I know this from personal experience, especially with Facebook, which almost took over my life at one point. I just had to walk away for a time.
I do know that I spend way more time trying to promote my work than I ever spend creating it... and that's sad in a way... but it's what we must do in order to get noticed. I want my work to affect people and to inspire others to chase after their own dreams, and the only way that will happen is if people get exposure to it. The internet has opened up the entire world to us and we now have the ability to connect with people in way never before imagined.
But I also have to be mindful of the fact, that my goal, my ambition is to be a photographer and a writer…. My work only improves by time spent behind the lens or by writing articles…. not time spent on social media. By working on my art and honing my craft, I hope to one day be good enough to reach a great many people. And in order to do that I have to be a wise custodian of my time. As does anyone who has a goal or a desire to achieve something great.
It's all to easy to while away many hours in cyber space... I am sure some of you know what I mean. It can be insanely addictive, and if you are like me and work from home, it is practically the only form of social interaction that I have. But it’s important to remember that it is a tool only, a means toward an ends, and to never let that end goal too far out of sight.