“What’s that?” you say, “You’re your own ‘what’?”
You heard me right. What I hope this conveys is my ambivalence at creating a website to host my art and the act of promoting it. I am, after all, an artist who happens to also be able to design, illustrate and develop. As such, whenever I take the time to post something, I am doing so to bring attention to my work in the hopes that someone will take notice, will take the time to look at what I have to offer.
“But I can’t be posting things all the time, it would just clog the site and keep people from seeing the good stuff!”
Then how else am I supposed to drive traffic to my site? Well, I’ve been trying out a few different things.
- I’ve been more active on my twitter account, promoting new posts and interacting with other tweeters. Also, promoting other people for synergy and community.
- Facebook and LinkedIn have also proven to be good tools to bring new people here, and they require a good amount of maintenance.
- Including my website in profiles I create online, such as at The Denver Egotist and various other forums has brought in some traffic.
- In order to get announcements out fast to all the people I want to have see it, I use Seesmic Desktop to spread the word.
But none of this will do any good if I don’t produce anything! So, despite my reservations, I’m aspiring to keep content fresh, and to write more often. Don’t worry, I won’t be fodder for the sorry I haven’t posted cannon. (Check that out, actually, Cory Arcangel is one of my faves) I also will not post merely for the sake of posting, there must always be substance. In an effort to handle a diverse range of new posts, I will have to do some more redesigning of the website, yet another chance to learn more WordPress, php and css!
So please don’t think any less of me, simply because I must be my own pimp, because if I won’t, who will?