After many months of debate we here at Byrne Meadow Photography have decided to pull out of social media altogether as we found that social media was taking up way too much of our time and energy. We had discussed this thought back in May of this year when we wrote The Social Media Pool, as then our thought was we could focus on one or two sites to push our photography via online. Even two social media outlets became a burden, not only for the time it took to post on the different sites we experimented with, but we felt it way too impersonal as well.
What we’ve decided to do is to go “old school” and aim our focus locally by showing prints in local art shows and galleries in hopes of building a sound following here in the Shenandoah Valley, as well as keeping our website updated because we feel that those who will want to follow us will actually be taking the time to come here versus hitting a “Like Button” while moving on to the next headline along their timeline.
There is one exception to this social media exit and that is Mike will be staying on Flickr because that is where a lot of his actual photography friends hang out online and show their work. Speaking of Flickr, do you know what the most popular camera is for posting pics on that site was this year? iPhones. The margin isn’t even close, I believe it is 54% iPhone, 23% Canon, 18% Nikon. Flickr has over 75 million registered users, so it is a good gauge of what people are using in a way of a camera. Why do you think that is? Because the average user want to be able to snap a pic and post it to social media. So in a lot of ways going old school is going to give us a bigger pond to swim in. Yay!
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