Create a Facebook page for your professional identity -this comes handy when you want to post on Facebook and interact with other users without giving them access to your personal Facebook account, with intention to keep your personal life separate from your business contacts.
Those are questions I put to LinkedIn users via the site’s Question and Answer system.
The question is. Is it benefits to people and companies from the creative industries, the consensus seemed to be that LinkedIn is indeed pretty ‘corporate’. You should take this seriously. If we are commissioned to provide creative solutions to consequently have a business framework to test our thoughts and ideas is a critical component to our success.
It provides a platform to express artistic points of view within a business framework.
That was the reason I spend more time on LinkedIn.
The other since it is not hip, cool, trendy as Facebook, Twitter, etcetera I will counter that Facebook, Twitter and others are geared differently. Some use them for business, some for personal and some for both where Linkedin is pretty heavy business/professional not loads of personal. How do you know that people gonna be ‘like you’? Well, Therefore in case you visit the likemind website the chances are that you’re either involved in the creative industries or social media, as well as you’ve been recommended by somebody who is. Lastly, To be honest I use twitter to deepen colleague relationships and market my products/services to clients. On DeviantART you have the opportunity to make new contacts within a focused society that embraces artistic deviance of all kinds, on a site like Facebook you have quite a few chances to spend the majority of your time networking with people you already know.
We have kids of 13 who are just starting out, seasoned professionals making a living from their work, and large numbers of grandparents as well. DeviantART caters for a variety of ages and levels of ability, as well as operating on an enormous scale. While a top destination for enthusiasts to explore the latest work by leading creatives, behance has become a sort of contentcentric ‘LinkedIn’ for the creative community. Anyone can create an impressive looking what you are, that can make it a way more powerful networking tool than the majority of the networks featured in this post. Now this often works at an instinctive level -I remember attending my first event organised by 26, and instantly felt indoors. Also, it took a few moments for the reason to sink in. Now please pay attention. It’s undeniable that many creatives participate of their identity from membership of creative subcultures, if you go that far. Richard Florida groups all creative professionals together in what he calls the Creative Class.
Twitter gives me coworkers and Dribbble keeps me from creating in a vacuum, as a selfemployed designer. For more about the likemind vibe, have a look at this recent feature in the NY Times. Dribbble, though I’m not actively seeking work and don’t have a Pro account. Dribbble is excellent for this. These connections are forged through a combination of blog comments and tweets. It’s good to know look, there’s a site with informed professional discussion on tap. That’s part of the appeal, linkedIn is never will be a fun venue for idle chitchat. So, compared to the freeforall of some other networks it’s an oasis of intelligent debate, the QA section has its share of stupid questions. Now pay attention please. It’s a well-known fact that the atmosphere on Google+ is a bit like the early days of Twitter -it’s populated by thought leaders and early adopters rather than the public at large, that makes it a decent place for networking with smart people and keeping up with the latest trends.
Pinterest is a great place to showcase your visual taste, as well as sharing your personal work.
By pinning works you admire, you can attract people with similar taste. It looks like a fabulous marketing tool for visual artists, I’d encourage you to check it out with an open mind, if you ask me. Nevertheless, surveys suggest that 21 of Pinterest users or if you need any ‘commercial encouragement’. Site still divides opinion, pinterest has responded to plenty of the copyright concerns by changing its original terms and conditions. Like the people in the famous scene from the Life of Brian, in reality we’re part of a crowd, we creative types love to think of ourselves as individuals.
As Mark Earls or Seth Godin should have it, a Herd or a Tribe.
Twitter is a fabulous serendipity machine -you never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll find when you start exploring.
It’s also a great virtual watercooler -very handy if you work alone and fancy some light hearted ‘chit chat’. By limiting the viewport to 400×300, we’re forcing the artists to choose interesting details about what they’re working on. Browsing Dribbble as a fan for inspiration or a scout looking to hire talent, Dribbble’s ‘bitesized’ peeks are perfect for sifting through the sea of creative people out there on the web, as an after effects of that selffiltering. LinkedIn encourages you to limit the general number of contacts you can make, unlike most networks.
Accordingly the idea is to prioritize quality over quantity, at first this may be odd.
If I could sum up the spirit of the site I would say ‘DeviantART loves you’.
It’s also the largest platform for artists to be seen and exposed to potential clients and employers. While caring place on the Internet, somewhere you can put yourself and your work out there and you won’t be noone just calls or emails anyone anymore and we have no ability to connect/ correspond without the almighty Facebook now.
Whenever dealing with ignorant, hateful, racist, self destructive, self serving, antagonistic, short sighted zealots that troll around endlessly, randomly attacking people on their own pages over the most ridiculous and benign things, my whole experience on there was a collage of wasted time. After a few times of this and them refusing the proof I sent claiming that my ID was outdated or expired and stuff In short I believe Facebook to be a haven for sheep who wouldn’t know reality if it sat on their face and started to wiggle. Behance space and after all push it out through these networks. Therefore, together they forged a new world depending on new ideas -what became known as the Renaissance.
Thanks to this family and a few others like it, sculptors, scientists, poets, philosophers, financiers, painters, and architects converged upon the city of Florence.
There they found one another, learned from each other, and broke down barriers between disciplines and cultures.
By the way, the city became the epicentre of the creative explosion, amidst the most innovative eras in history. Most importantly though, Dribbble at its core is a community. One puzzling omission. There’s an argument to be made for the wiki family. As a result, this post exemplifies that. Let me tell you something. There really was not a more creative space anywhere on the web. Mark, I came across your blog years ago, really liked it, took the email subscription, and left it aside as my email got flooded with subscriptions. Then again, and I recently started cleaning up the email feeds, Feedly’s allowed me to have a very active, research/magazine rss feed. Consequently useful; thence informative; consequently well written, Wow -what lovely stuff. Your professional network is a happy hunting ground for potential collaborators and partners. The best things about being a creative is getting to work with interesting creative people. You should take it into account. While others say its superior features and hardcore enthusiasts mean it will triumph in the long period of time, similar volume of active users as Facebook and Twitter, it can feel a little empty by comparison. Dribbble is unique in that it provides a quick, fun way of finding great visual design and the talented designers behind the work. Sales pitches are frowned on, the emphasis is on getting to know people and sharing ideas and experiences. Oftentimes that’s not really the point, It’s okay to swap business cards, and it’s possible that concrete business opportunities may come out of likemind for you. Yes, that’s right! It includes a ‘find designers’ section where clients can search for designers by specialism and location, that makes Dribbble a shop window on top of a workshop, it might sound like the kind of site that should only be of interest to designers themselves.
Whenever making it difficult to meet the neighbors or make new friends, working from home has its drawbacks… I go days without ever leaving the house. While hanging around with other creative people is enjoyable, last but not least. Whether they are digital paintings, in the essence of it. And so it’s filled with people who love to create things, photography, poetry or something completely random. Furthermore, as a social networking site DA is completely different. Actually, it’s less elitist, and the range of artists from all levels is amazing, if you compare it to other art communities like shadowness. It starts with complete newbies right up to the high amount of uber illustrators. Other social sites are about interacting but DA is equally about contributing you skill and craft to it. Known everyone lives happy together. I’m quite sure I quickly learned that Behance had created a platform like no other, even if I was skeptical to use Behance at first. Manhattan, New York City. Behance allows me to connect with a vast network of creatives from all over the world. Users can share their work and put it up for sale via collections.
For the most part there’re also extensive forums as well as networking features linked to user profiles. It covers a very variety of art forms, including various visual and digital arts, crafts and the written word. Far I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and trying out Reddit. It gradually dawned on me that there was no facility to do so -it was far first time I visited LinkedIn, I spent ages doing best in order to work out how to upload a photo. Make no mistake, LinkedIn is for people who need to talk business, it has since loosened its tie a bit and allowed photos. Google+ interface looks elegant and well organised, after the visual horrors of Facebook. Threaded comments without 140 character limit make it much easier to have a proper conversation than on Twitter. Its website consists of the bare minimum needed to facilitate facetoface meetups -no members or profiles, just a map showing locations, and RSS feeds telling you the date, time and location of your local likemind. Of course likemind is amongst the first examples I pick, whenever I try to persuade sceptical friends that the internet isn’t fundamentally antisocial.
Among the things that struck me while browsing through the collections on DeviantART was the overall amount of tutorials on display.
Nowadays it has a super broad range of users and there’s a bunch of stuff on there that you won’t find anywhere else.
Whenever uploading my early design efforts and getting the opinion of other artists and designers, deviantArt is an online web community I joined back in I used it regulary in the start. Of course, having an active and popular Google+ account where you share content from your websites could also boost your search rankings. On top of to connect with other creatives, the network offers creatives of all kinds a place to showcase their work to potential clients. It does this by making it easy for users to assemble an attractive portfolio of their work, organised by project, that is thence available for visitors to browse. Your first port of call have enough chances to be your network of trusted contacts, when you need a highly skilled person for an important project.
Recommendation from someone whose judgement you trust can be priceless, if you don’t know someone yourself. New York literary agent via my online platform including depending on an introduction from someone I met on twitter. Most interesting Twitter users ask questions and share useful and inspiring content. Your followers will probably have finite interest in the minutiae of your everyday life, unless you’re an astronaut or serial dragon slayer. Generally, resist the temptation to tell the world what you are doing a few times a day.
While writing a blog on your domain is a way of creating something that is truly your space, unlike the other networks. There’s no danger of becoming someone else’s ‘user generated’ content, or finding your thousands of followers have moved on to another network, where you’ll have to start building your audience all over again. I’m almost sure I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to assemble presentable projects using the Behance tools, as a non designer. Needless to say, while having a nice profile is all well and good, s a waste of time unless the right people are looking at it. Whenever, the site generates Behance team has evidently invested a huge time and effort in promoting the site to potential clients for their members.
The greatest thing is that users are willing to critique your work and was not found on flickr, Getty, or Google. You see, ‘what is a Art Journal?’, or ‘Top 5 Tips for Art Journaling’. Nonetheless, also a resource for more information on the topic they’re passionate about, they not only get a beautiful art journal image to pin. It’s great for me as an artist and creative blogger being that I can pin my products with a price, and in addition pin inspiring images that lead to my blog posts.
I make sure the image has a text overlay with a tip, or the title of my post which will get them interested in learning more, when pinning an image for my blog post.