Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 by Reed Hoffmann
I've never been a Facebook user. My wife's been on it for several years, and it's been a great way for her to stay in touch with all of our friends. But I haven't wanted the make the commitment. These days I'm singing a different tune, though, because I found a way to use Facebook to fill a void.
For over ten years I’ve been teaching classes and workshops. I’m good about responding to emails from people. But many of the questions I get could be helpful to others as well. So I started writing this blog a few years ago to have an easier way of sharing tips and solutions, as well as other fun stuff I might come across. There were two problems, though. One, when posting to the blog I always felt that I needed something pretty substantial to talk about, with photos or at least screenshots. And two, most people have to remember to check in with the page regularly, to see if there’s a new post.
A couple of months ago a friend was telling me about his experience creating a Facebook business page. Easy to set up, easy for people to follow, and best yet, anyone can access it – you don’t have to be a Facebook user. Most importantly, I could post tidbits of information whenever it was convenient, and didn’t feel like I had to post photos every time. So I gave it a try, and have been loving it.
My goal is to give people little bites of photo information every few days. A how-to, or some photos showing how to improve a standard situation, or a link to an interesting story or video, or a shoot I had and how I approached and executed it, or just a link to a longer blog post I’ve done here. Response has been great, and I’ve had a lot of fun using it to connect with people who’ve attended my workshops. It’s turned into a great way for me to share photo education, and worked out better than I could have imagined.
Want to check it out? Just go to http://www.facebook.com/KCphotographer.